2017 AMG G63 SUV
A collaboration between Maximal Concepts and Mercedes- Benz, Mercedes Me is a restaurant, concept store, showroom and experience centre which offers an interactive culinary and visual experience for Mercedes fans and those who enjoy the finer things in life. Launched in 2016, restaurant has garnered an impressive slew of accolades and awards such as Best New Restaurant in Hong Kong 2016 by CNN, Top 10 New Restaurants of Year 2016 by Tatler (Recognition), Restaurant & Bar Design Editors Pick and one of the HK Greatest Eats in the Category of American by WOM Guide.
Tour of the restaurant
What caught my attention when I entered the restaurant was the magnificent 2017 AMG G63 SUV. Equally captivating was the extensive array of merchandise displayed attractively on the shelves such as caps, bags, jackets, T-shirts, cups and more.
There is also a children’s section with a range of plush toys, T-shirts and bags.
The buffet counter
Other than the dazzling merchandise and car, I must say that the brunch is worth checking out. Introduced by Executive Chef Edgar Sanuy and the culinary team at Maximal Concepts, it provides a sublime and innovative dining experience, focusing on fresh, wholesome ingredients.
The Cheese station
Offering six stations with a creative marriage of flavours from Japanese, Peruvian and Spanish cuisines, it will satiate even the most discerning gourmand.
Assorted freshly baked breads
My gastronomic journey commenced with refreshing salads, an assortment of cold cuts, cured meats, cheeses and seafood and freshly baked breads.
Croissants and Danish pastries
The appetisers were nicely assembled in dainty portions.
I like the king crab causa paired with sweet potato purée as it has a light tantalising flavour and the flavours are well balanced.
Soba with cured salmon
Other mouth-watering appetisers include seared tuna tataki, soba with cured salmon and poached live prawns.
Poached live prawns
There is also an egg station where eggs are prepared à la minute and you can choose to have your eggs in any style you like including poached, scrambled and hard-boiled. Additional toppings are also available to accompany the egg.
For the main course, you can choose one from a selection including Spanish rice, crispy pork belly brioche bun, slow cooked chicken thigh, marinated Norwegian salmon okonomiyaki and char-grilled grass fed ribeye.
I had the Spanish rice which was prepared with honsimeiji mushrooms and tomatoes, with a refreshing taste of Spring. The grains were firm with a smooth consistency.
Decadent chocolate and hazelnut delice
For dessert, diners can select one from a delectable range including chocolate and hazelnut delice, dulce de leche, coffee sponge and whisky curd and catalan cream foam. The chocolate and hazelnut delice was divine and a must-try for chocoholics.
Entrance of the restaurant
The brunch is available at Mercedes Me every Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm and is priced at HK $490. For an additional HK $280, you can enjoy free flow of Perrier-Jouët , red and white white wine, Bloody Mary and beer. Mercedes Me is located at Shop C & D, Ground floor, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong. For reservations, please call +852 2895 7398. Althernatively, please visit their facebook page here.