Friday, December 3, 2010

Classified (Hong Kong)

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I love cheese and that's not a secret for those who frequent my blog. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to Geoff (the man behind Geoff's Twitchen) for inviting me to this Mont d'Or event / gathering at the Classified, an event he single handedly organized. I had a cheesy yet amazing night at Classified (Wan Chai) but there was one thing really disappointed me: I thought we could have one carton of Mont d'Or for each one of us! :) ... Where was I with cheese again? Oh right, I love cheese and Mont d'Or can be considered a beginner's cheese. It is a seasonal soft cheese made from cow's milk. If you are not a fan of cheese at this moment, give Mont d'Or a try and eat with a spoon while watching TV. I am very serious about it! Let the cheese rest under room temperature inside the round wooden box and dig in when it becomes slightly running and creamy!!!!



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Before the arrival of our cheese, Wendy, the wine and cheese specialist gave us a brief introduction to the Mont d'Or we were having as well as the wines she prepared for us to pair with the two different style of cheese servings. I am no wine expert so I will simple list out the two wines we had: (1) Walter Hansel Chardonnay, Sonoma County, USA (2007) & (2) Domaine Schlumberger, Grand Cru from Alsace France (2006).

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The event started off with baguette and spoonful of Mont d'Or! Simple as that and wonderful the way it was! Rich and creamy to a point that I almost blacked out from the pleasure of it!

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After the original Mont d'Or servings, our came a baked / melted version with roasted sweet potatoes and diced bread for dipping like a fondue ! Now that was smart and something new to me, at least the way how they did it by simply putting the whole wooden box into the oven!

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Its aroma was stronger, the flavors were more intense and it was fun to eat like a cheese fondue! Almost forgot, the roasted sweet potatoes went really surprisingly well with the cheese and they were gone very quickly!

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I am a cheese lover and I leave no cheese behind!!!

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Likes:
  • Great cozy atmosphere / decor 
  • Oven baked Mont d'Or, something new, something wonderful! 
Dislikes:
  • Have to share the boxes of Mont d'Or! 
Avg Spending: HKD 200 - 300 per person

Classified 
Wan Chai31 Wing Fung Street,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2528 3454
http://www.classifiedfoodshops.com.hk/





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5 comments:

Carmen Chan said...

OMG ... I love cheese ... I am jealous ... I should visit them when I come back next year ..

cutieviv said...

This reminds me that I have a brie waiting to be baked at home. :) We're thinking of having a raclette party for the holidays - don't you wish to be back just for the night?

gastronomous said...

wow that looks amazing! i love cheese tooooo cheeseeeee

Gemini Jilgi said...

CHEESEEEEEEEEEEE!!

baobabs said...

my favourite spot to have cheese in HK! we have a variation called "cheese and wine in Beijing", while the cheeses are fantastic imports from France, it's only limited to French cheeses, abit of a shame.

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