It's always nice to have something to do when you come back off holiday. It was especially nice to spend an evening with fellow bloggers, eating and drinking at the fabulous Henry Wong's in Harborne, the day I came back from Italy. After 9 days of Italian food I was excited for something different.
Despite being something of an institution, I've never been to Henry Wong's. They've been serving up classic Cantonese dishes for 30 years and also have a super cocktail bar.
I chose a French 75 cocktail at the bar and settled into my seat where I was also presented with a glass of Laurent- Perrier champagne.
I had a peruse of the special menu in front of me and waited for the first course with great anticipation!
It was served with a glass of Riesling which is probably my favourite wine!
This was served with a glass of pinot noir, a very fresh, fruity red. I was surprised by how well it went with the lobster.
Seabass with sweet chilli sauce
This somehow managed to taste of delicious fish and retain its crispy batter while being drenched in sweet chilli sauce. I loved this!
There was also Cantonese crispy chicken, tasty chicken slices with crispy skin left on.
Also a steak dish available which I did not sample as I'm not a big steak fan.
Finally, we were served fruit fritters, fresh fruit and ice cream. The fritters were coated in delicious sticky caramel sauce and the fruit was very refreshing after a big meal. Lots of us were very full by now but I couldn't resist gobbling up a few more of those delicious golden fritters.
The ice cream was very sweet.
After 9 days in Italy it probably wasn't the best time for me to be trying ice cream as it wasn't as smooth and creamy as the gelato I'd been eating!
This was served with a rather splendid Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec which is perfect with dessert. You may know that Laurent-Perrier are picky about who they supply to so seeing their champagne is a mark of quality.
Me with Laura of Luxx Mint and Ting of The Ting Thing.
Credit: Jas Sansi
Credit: Jas SansiErica, the head chef, Laura and my silly face again!
I had a fantastic night at Henry Wong's, eating delicious food, drinking well-paired wines and chatting about blogging, food, Birmingham, the importance of toilets in a restaurant, being an only child, travel and other random topics!
Based on this event, I will definitely be heading back to try Henry Wong's. It would be ideal for a romantic meal or special event like a birthday or anniversary.
Henry Wong's, High Street, Harborne http://henrywongharborne.co.uk/
Photos by myself and Jas Sansi.
I was invited to the Henry Wong's VIP Blogger event and all food and drink was complimentary in return for my honest opinion.