The Gin Parlour is located in the lobby of the InterContinental New York Barclay. It has the most collection of GINS in the world. The InterContinental New York Barclay hotel started in 1926, so the hotel maintained that retro roaring 20’s style. The Gin Parlour serves food and beverages from morning until night to both local customers and hotel guests. Anyone is welcomed to enter the hotel and enjoy delicious luxurious meals at the Gin Parlour.
Last Wednesday I had the privilege of having lunch at the Gin Parlour. To my surprise, I was one of the first guests to try the brand new menu roll out. Due to the new year and new team of chefs, the Gin Parlour rolled out an all-new menu with more delicate food and drink items. Here are some of the food I had for lunch:
Starter – French Onion Soup
Although this is not new at the Gin Parlour, it is my favorite. I highly recommend everyone to ask the waiter for this special item. It is not salty as you would imagine. It is just perfect for lunchtime during the winter.
Appetizer – Grilled Octopus
My past experiences with octopus were not pleasant. Either I could not chew through the tentacles, or it smells bad… This plate of beautifully looking octopus is just perfect and delicious! My friend who joined me for lunch just absolutely loves this dish.
Entree – Sea Scallops
Three pieces of freshly seared sea scallops with diced green apples, cashews, and mustard seeds side with French curry and Japanese Yam sauces, and cilantro sprinkled over the plate. I can’t use words describe how beautiful this plate is.
If you are attracted by these images, please go to the Gin Parlour and try them yourselves. I highly recommend trying anything on the menu. For drinks and beverages, visit them after 5:30 pm for happy hour and live Jazz music. It will definitely be the best experience you ever have. Proost!
The Gin Parlour website: http://intercontinentalnybarclay.com/dining-gin-bar/
Open Table Reservation: https://www.opentable.hk/r/gin-parlour-new-york?page=1