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Date: Mar 6th 2014 3:18p.m.
Contributed by: chelseastone
Larkhill is attempting to join the ranks of tried and true wine-focused restaurants and bars around town like Napa, Enoterra and Dr. Wine. You will notice that there's a familiar and predominantly European menu and bottles of grown-up grape juice from around the world ranging in price from RMB160 to RMB1,200.
In fact, Larkhill is a lovely, relaxing place to enjoy an antipasti platter (RMB78) and wash down nibbles of parma ham, salami, coppa, marinated grilled vegetables, parmesan and olives with a few glasses of house red (RMB38).
Our tagliatelle in carbonara sauce (RMB56) arrived next. It's a creamy bowl of pasta with a slightly sweet egg sauce and savory bits of bacon. We wish there could be some tomatoes or arugula for some freshness and contrast.
Honey-glazed duck breast (RMB128)
In general, duck breasts should be scored on the fat side and cooked over a low heat until the fat renders and the skin crisps. Although Larkhill's honey-glazed duck breast (RMB128) still has a bit of soft fat on top and the meat is not as juicy as we would like, we enjoyed those roasted baby potatoes served on the side.
Larkhill is a good spot to sit down for a nice chat with some friends over wine and some small bites. There's a wide variety of wines from around the world available at a decent price. We'd come back for that.
OUR RATING: 3/5
Where: 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu (near Julu Lu), 襄阳北路17号 (近巨鹿路)
Book a table: 6492-8595
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Reviewed by Cristina Ng
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