https://www.awayinstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Leah-Cafe_Asian-pies.png 571 859 May Ng https://www.awayinstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/logo2ais-1-1030x126.png May Ng2019-12-21 21:47:232019-12-21 21:47:23The Leah Launches All-Day Concept Leah Cafe
Leah Cafe, a Homely New Daytime Destination
Leah Cafe’s décor, reminiscent of an eclectic English home, offers a bright and cheery daytime spot where guests will want to settle in for hours at a time. Open from morning until 7 pm, diners can enjoy Chef Sharman’s signature pies: Chicken, Leek & Bacon; Beef, Ale & Black Pepper; and Granny Smith Apple Pie & Nutmeg Custard during the day; in addition to some unique Asian-inspired pies which will only be available at Leah Cafe. The Asian pies include Roast Sichuan Chicken Pie ($65), inspired by the popular Sichuan spicy chicken dish, Pork, Chilli & Eggplant Pie ($70), Sharman’s ode to the cha chaan teng favourite – eggplant with minced pork, and Beef & Sesame Pie ($70) made with short rib, scallion and sesame oil and takes inspiration from the popular Chinese stir-fried beef with scallion. All pies are available to order at Leah Cafe daily from 11 am to 7 pm (last order at 6 pm).
From morning until evening, Leah Cafe will cater to diners for all their meals. The day begins with breakfast, the perfect option for morning meetings as well as residents living nearby who will be enticed by a lineup of appetising options including the Farmer’s Breakfast, a twist on the full English breakfast, and a selection of fresh pastries like croissants, pain au chocolat and muffins. For a lighter, healthier start to the day, Avocado Toast and kombucha will also be on offer, in addition to a variety of teas and coffee beverages.
In the afternoon, Leah Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of organic coffee and freshly made selection of cakes which change daily – highlights include Chocolate Gluten-Free Cake, Rose Chiffon Cake, Mango Crumble Tart, Twist Brulee, and Marshmallow Cheesecake. In addition, from 2 to 5 pm, guests can take advantage of the special “Cake Time” offer, which pairs one piece of cake with coffee or tea for just $68, the perfect reason to indulge one’s sweet tooth.
For those pressed for time, customers will be able to visit the dedicated grab and go section, where they can purchase a range of pies, quiches, cakes, and pastries for takeaway. Whether it’s to quickly grab lunch for the office, plan for a party, or take home some favourite items, this convenience is one that all guests can appreciate.
The Leah’s Comforting New Winter Dishes
In addition to launching Leah Cafe, Chef James Sharman has also prepared an assortment of new dishes for The Leah’s winter menu that foodies won’t want to miss. Start off with a rich, warming bowl of Butternut Squash Soup ($78), followed by two new quiches, both featuring a perfect homemade pastry that required rigorous testing to get just right. Served hot or cold, the hearty Ham Hock Quiche ($118) is perfect for winter, featuring leek, dijon, and shallot while the Goat’s Cheese Quiche ($98) with balsamic and red onion features equally bold and irresistible flavours.
Seafood lovers will want to save room for the new Fish, Chips & Scratchings ($198), a classic English dish which has been given a fine-dining touch. After testing 20 different batters and various ways to fry chips, Chef Sharman discovered the best methods for producing a flavourful, crispy battered fish and incredibly delicious chips which are served with crushed green peas, homemade tartare and vinegar. Then there’s the Lobster Pie ($220), a high-end take on fish pie which Chef Sharman has designed to be light rather than overpoweringly rich. The dish is made with an entire lobster: the meat goes inside the pie, the breadcrumb topping is made with an olive oil infused with the flavour of the shell, and the sauce is composed of wine, white vinegar, and shell, with some onion to add sharpness and create a perfectly balanced and satisfying dish.
Traditionalists will love the Lancashire Hot Pot ($220), a very old English dish typically made with lamb cooked in a stock made from beef or lamb. Here, Chef Sharman opts to cook the meat in balsamic vinegar, which pairs perfectly with the flavour of the roasted lamb and helps to lend balance to what is quite often an overly heavy and rich dish. For dessert, what could be better than the beloved Sticky Toffee Pudding ($88)?
Between the daytime offerings of Leah Cafe and the new winter menu at The Leah, there’s no better place to enjoy “good food done right” this season.
Leah Cafe & The Leah is located at 308 & 311, 3/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay. Tel: (852) 2337 7651. For more information and updates, you can also join The Leah on Facebook (TheLeahHK) and Instagram (#theleahhk).