Back in March, we told you all about Veuve Clicquot’s Yellow Hours, a new happy hour programme dedicated to pairing fine champagne with gourmet bites. For the past couple of months, it’s been all about unique takes on popcorn, but now it’s time for a change to focus on an irresistible treat that everyone loves: fries. Could there be a better way to wrap up the working day than with some bubbly and delectable fried snacks? We don’t think so.
Now through 30 July, the champagne house is partnering with 25 Hong Kong restaurants to present their creative takes on fries, all of which are designed to be served with the bold flavours of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. Given the sheer variety of fries on offer, everyone will be drawn to something different. That being said, we’re looking forward to post-work sessions involving sweet potato fries with harissa mayo at KOKO, vegetable tempura fries with truffle mayo at Zuma, truffle soufflé potatoes at Catalunya, and Spam fries with homemade sriracha mayo at Bitters & Sweets.
Given all the creative and unexpected flavour combinations, we’re delighted to try as many of these fries as we can, so it should be a very tasty summer. All that’s left for you to do is satisfy your love for fries. Check out the participating restaurants below, and start planning your next indulgent happy hour!
Aqua TST & Armani / Privé: Sweet potato fries, dry caviar mayonnaise, chives and maldon flakes (HK$188)
Bao Bei: Mapo tofu fries (HK$380)
Beefbar: French fries with jalapeno mayonnaise (HK$160)
BiB n Hops: Kimchi supreme fries (HK$240)
Bitters & Sweets: Spam Fries and homemade sriracha mayo (HK$180)
Bungalow: Hand battered truffle gouda fries (HK$188)
Carpaccio: Air-fried zucchini sticks coated with parmesan & fresh herbs (HK$142)
Catalunya: Truffle souffle potatoes (HK$180)
Ce La Vi: Purple sweet potato fries with 3 homemade dipping sauces By glass – (HK$188)
Comptoir: Garlic & parsley french fries (HK$206)
Eiffel Bistro: Fried caper garlic french fries (HK$168)
F.A.B: French fries “nachos style” (HK$206)
Flying Pig Bistro: Crispy bacon french fries (HK$158)
FoFo by el Willy: Sweet potato fries with truffle mayo and manchego cheese (HK$148)
KOKO: Sweet potato fries and harissa mayonnaise (HK$188)
Liberty Exchange Kitchen & Bar: Liberty fries with black truffle and sea salt (HK$208)
Metropolitan: French fries with espelette spice (HK$188)
Pastis: Oven baked parmesan french fries (HK$188)
Porterhouse: Triple cooked fries with beer vinegar and sea salt (HK$198)
Saint-Germain: Panisse french fries (HK$206)
Shore: Poutine (HK$120)
Spasso: Charlotte potato “tornado” (HK$158)
Tivo: Smoked paprika lotus root & sweet potato oregano fries (HK$158)
Zafran: A selection of root vegetables fries (HK$188)
Zuma: Vegetable tempura fries with truffle mayonnaise (HK$155; available through 31 May only)
This story is presented by Veuve Clicquot.