Inspired by classic Parisian bistros, Black Sheep Restaurants along with Chef de Cuisine Tony Ferreira pay homage to the renowned restaurant Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte by offering all diners to enjoy the same simple and satisfying menu: a green salad followed by steak frites, which are served with generous pots of La Vache!‘s special sauce. The meal is an incredible value for steak-lovers, priced at just HK$258.
La Vache! gleams at night — Photo courtesy of La Vache!
La vache is the French expression for "Holy cow!" This theme is expressed by a series of playful Parisian scenes that cover the walls and tabletops. Worn red-leather banquettes, oak wall paneling and brass fixtures are reminiscent of beloved old bistros along the Left Bank, and instantly transport guests to Paris.
A 12-seat bar is an inviting place for enjoying steak frites or having an aperitif before settling at a table in the 70-seat dining room. Once seated, guests will simply tell their waiter how they would like their steak to be cooked and let the meal begin.
Dinner starts with a house-baked baguette and French butter, followed by a mixed green salad with walnuts and a zesty mustard vinaigrette. When the steak arrives, two thirds of the prime rib eye will be served with a special La Vache! sauce and pommes frites, with one third held back to be served warm with freshly fried frites when the diner is ready.
A dessert cart carrying an array of traditional French pastries such as oeufs à la neige (meringues floating in crème anglaise) and mille feuille (layers of puff pastry and cream) offer a satisfying way to end the meal.
The wine program consists of a carefully curated list of approachable Old World wines, including a private La Vache! blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Mouvèdre and Cabernet-Sauvignon made specially to pair with steak.
A full bar is stocked with cordials, spirits and aperitifs, from which the seasoned bar staff creates classic French cocktails with modern twists like Le Boulevardier (HK$88) with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Campari and orange bitters and Thé Martini (HK$88), which is made from vodka, black tea liqueur, lemon juice and bitters.