Regardless of whether you call them chips, fries or frites, these starchy sticks of goodness are loved by just about everyone (except maybe those watching their figures). And just to make the snack even more enticing, Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with Hong Kong’s leading chefs to offer a unique happy hour special: a glass of bubbly paired with an order of gourmet fries.
The “Yellow Hours” special is available at 25 restaurants between 1 May and 30 July.
Each restaurant puts its own spin on the traditional bar food, bringing together bold and unusual ingredients. Some of the more unique offerings are the kimchi supreme fries from BiB n Hops; the spam fries from Bitters & Sweets; the Mapo tofu fries from Bao Bei; and the hand-battered truffle gouda fries (with an optional add-on of garlic poached lobster) from Bungalow.
For those who prefer to keep their potatoes simple, Flying Pig Bistro offers some classic crispy bacon fries, and sweet potato chips are available at a number of eateries.
Other restaurants offering the Yellow Hours special include:
Aqua TST & Armani / Prive
Sweet potato fries, dry caviar mayonnaise, chives and maldon flakes
French fries with jalapeno mayonnaise
Charlotte potato “tornado”
Truffle soufflé potatoes
Ce La Vi
Purple sweet potato fries with three homemade dipping sauces
Garlic & parsley fries
Dining at Murasaki
Purple sweet potato with rock salt and homemade chili powder
Fried caper garlic fries
French fries “nachos style”
FoFo by el Willy
Sweet potato fries with truffle mayo and manchego cheese
Sweet potato fries and harissa mayonnaise
Liberty Exchange Kitchen & Bar
Liberty fries with black truffle and sea salt
French fries with espelette spice
Oven baked parmesan fries
Triple cooked fries with beer vinegar and sea salt
Air-fried zucchini sticks coated with parmesan & fresh herbs
Smoked paprika lotus root & sweet potato oregano fries
A selection of root vegetables fries
Zuma (available in May only)
Vegetable tempura fries with truffle mayonnaise