Wednesday, August 22, 2012

THREE ON CANTON IN HONG KONG

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WITH A NAME LIKE 'THREE ON CANTON' MOST WOULD ASSUME THE JOINT IS IN CANTON, CHINA, UP THE PEARL RIVER NOT TOO FAR FROM HONG KONG AS THE HONG KONGESE SPEAK CANTONESE ANYWAY.


But Three on Canton is on Canton Road, across Victoria Harbour on Kowloon side facing Hong Kong island aka Central. 


Three on Canton is the third floor (hence the name) of the newly revamped Gateway Hotel on Canton Road which houses all the best designer boutiques the way Central across the Fragrant Harbour does.

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The main dining area of Three on Canton
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Chefs at work in open kitchen
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Chef Jason


Well, it is, for want of a better word, an eatery and drinkery but on a mammoth scale that deserves a visit as it occupies the entire 3rd floor of Gateway Hotel and consumes 24,000 sq ft, the size of 24 apartments! 



Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2113-0888 Fax: (852) 2113-0022
gateway@marcopolohotels.com www.marcopolohotels.com

THREE ON CANTON
The Ultimate Gourmet Destination at Gateway Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Introducing Three on Canton, the ultimate gourmet destination with an impressively designed space of 24,000 square feet to dine, wine, lounge and network. Its remarkable structure is composed of a hip restaurant, stylish al fresco dining terrace, four exclusive party venues, wine room and a stylish cocktail lounge and bar.

Three on Canton is a lifestyle phenomenon featuring a wide range of dimensions in its landmark location in the Gateway Hotel on Canton Road. The entire third floor of the Gateway Hotel has been totally transformed into this cosmopolitan epicentre which offers cleverly designed floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s most desirable shopping street of Canton Road. “The opening of Three on Canton marks the first flagship development to launch the total refurbishment of the Gateway Hotel which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year” states Adriano Vences, Hotel Manager of the Gateway Hotel.

A direct access to Harbour City will be opening in September 2012, which will conveniently link Three on Canton to the city’s largest and most luxurious shopping complex.

Sleek interiors sparkle with natural light, which in such an urban metropolis is precious. Marble topped communal tables induce a very social dining vibe. Not one but two expansive wine walls are built in the restaurant, showcasing 600 bottles of old world and new world varietal wines and blends. Sculptural lighting fixtures are weaved metal installations and the wrap-around couch seating in the lounge area encourage a laid-back luxury. The entire restaurant is a chic minimalist design which blends the stylish use of marble and granite table-tops with a mix of shapes and culinary zones that serve as design accents.

THE CULINARY DIMENSIONS
Three on Canton brings the finest ingredients into freshly made dishes which are featured in a highly creative a la carte menu. Three on Canton lets your palate circumnavigate the globe, a mix of Asian and continental influences with Japanese, Italian, Chinese to Indian and Mediterranean.

There are 62 reasons to venture beyond your personal favourites. Highly recommended are the Lobster and mango salad with midori dressing, Slow cooked wagyu beef brisket and crispy beef tongue with potato puree and king oyster mushrooms or the Seared scallops and cauliflower velvet with botanical spices. Experience the Asian signature dishes such as the Hainan chicken and the Samlaa kaeng phecambodian chicken curry.

THE CULINARY MASTERMIND
Executive Chef Jason Green is the passionate and highly creative culinary master mind behind Three on Canton. Jason is a classically trained chef with a modern flair and an international reputation. A stellar background includes working with iconic hotels and restaurants from the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, London Capital Club with multi Michelin star Chef Jean Christophe Novelli and with Gordon Ramsay’s very first restaurant in London.

“Three on Canton is a true taste of what Hong Kong represents in the gastronomic sense” reveals Jason. “Impeccable and authentic ingredients sourced fresh locally and the highest quality from around the world is our on-going quest. Classic cooking techniques infused with relentless creativity is the key which flavours every dish on the menu.”

THE CULINARY ACTION STATIONS
Introducing a revolutionary approach to experiencing the world’s superb and most popular cuisines where the cooking is no longer backstage but centre stage and where service is tastefully interactive. The magic is that you are empowered to make your choices, through a wide range of action stations ensuring a bespoke quality to an unrivalled dining experience.

Three on Canton presents an array of live culinary zones which will be active daily with varying degrees of heat and spice, and spearheaded by a multicultural team of chefs. The Teppanyaki and Mongolian grill firing up succulent beef and seafood on skewers. The clay tandoor oven roasting aromatic chicken tikka to the rotisserie grilling a revolving range of suckling pig, lamb, free-range chicken and the iconic Peking duck.

The oyster bar offers freshly shucked seasonal oysters which currently feature White Pearl oysters from France. The Mediterranean inspired delicatessen counter features an excellent selection of charcuterie from Serrano, Parma to Black forest hams complemented by European cheeses.

The seafood counter is virtually a maritime festival featuring a jet fresh variety of sushi, sashimi, Alaskan king crab legs, lobsters, razor clams, crayfish, langoustine and brown crabs. The Southeast Asian inspired noodle counter covers the delicacies of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Artisan pasta is cooked live with a selection of classic Italian sauces.The heart of Hong Kong beats in its passion for dim sum and this counter offers a freshly made selection daily.

The whole dining experience is further enhanced by its patisserie inspired dessert bar offering free flowing chocolate fondue with crepes and souffl├ęs cooked live nightly. The sweet repertoire includes European cakes, pastries and a gelato selection.

EVENT EXCLUSIVES
Three on Canton features four exclusive function rooms with colour coded names such as Noire, Turquoise, Ochre and Fuchsia. The wine room is aptly dubbed as Jiu and all rooms can be booked for a range of private events. Turnkey packages and creative menus with custom designed pricing ensure maximum pleasure for any event planner. Team building, workshops, board meetings, coaching sessions or simply any excuse to entertain.

COCKTAILS AND SPIRITS
Cocktails will never be the same again, with an artistic mixologist whose passion for the spirits comes alive in a fluid form. The “hit list” includes Pier Pressure a delicious mix of Blue Curacao, Kiwi Liqueur and topped off with Lemonade. Sink in the wrap around couches circling the glowing white marble pillars where you can either go low profile and chill, or go on a party mode with high visibility. The extremely edible items on the Bar and Lounge menu features Serrano and goat’s cheese on toast, Marinated Octopus, Steak tartar and “Katealde” foie gras for sharing with breads and fig chutney.

AL FRESCO DINING
Opening in September 2012 is the largest al fresco dining area on Canton Road measuring 4,434 square feet. Sunshine breakfasts, leisurely lunches, romantic dinners or a martini at sunset, being outdoors in the only alfresco terrace facing Canton Road is in itself a cause for celebration. Imagine having your favourite cigar and tapas in one of the most enviable outdoor locations in Hong Kong.
Three on Canton is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, and exclusive events and to the limits of your imagination. Please call 2118 7828 for reservations or inquiries.

Mon to Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Bar and Lounge
Mon to Thu: 3:00 pm – 1:00am
Fri to Sun, Public Holiday and Eve: 3:00pm – 2:00am
Address: Level 3, Gateway Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2113 7828
Fax: +852 2113 0110
Email: three@marcopolohotels.com
Website: www.threeoncanton.com
Complimentary Wi-Fi available

About Gateway
Gateway Hotel is strategically located on the junction of Canton and Haiphong Roads, just steps from the world famous Star Ferry and landmarks such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Space Museum, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the newly opened 1881 Heritage. The hotel is part of the Harbour City, Hong Kong's largest shopping complex with over 450 shops featuring the world’s leading brands and a myriad of dining options.

Gateway’s 399 spacious guestrooms and suites offer the ultimate in comfort, with designer appointed executive suites on The Continental Club floor specially designed for discerning travelers.
The cosmopolitan spirit of Hong Kong is celebrated in Three on Canton - is the ultimate gourmet destination where your lifestyle is celebrated with a trilogy. Experience the tempting selection of the world’s most popular cuisines, charge up a hip night at the lounge and bar, unwind at the al fresco terrace with a stylish urban edge, or bring your private parties to the wine room and four exclusive function rooms. Dine, wine and be all you can be at Three on Canton.

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Yummy---Beetroot and orange cured salmon with sour cream and caviar
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Sushi platter to drool over
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Delectable lobster and mango salad with midori dressing
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Look what's cooking, good looking! 






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