[October 2021] Cornerstone, the contemporary Australian bistro from The Arcane Collective, led by Head Chef Neal Ledesma, is introducing a series of seasonally inspired dishes to the a la carte menu, as well as introducing a new early-week night Set Dinner menu. Staying true to the core ethos of the bistro, each new dish is centered around quality seasonal produce, simple and bold flavours, prepared to highlight the natural attributes of each ingredient.
Cornerstone, the contemporary Australian bistro from The Arcane Collective, led by Head Chef Neal Ledesma, is introducing a series of seasonally inspired dishes to the a la carte menu, as well as introducing a new early-week night Set Dinner menu. Staying true to the core ethos of the bistro, each new dish is centered around quality seasonal produce, simple and bold flavours, prepared to highlight the natural attributes of each ingredient.
In step with the turn of seasons and cooler temperatures, Chef Neal has introduced a collection of comforting seasonal dishes to Cornerstone’s a la carte menu. The new dishes include a Beetroot & Carrot salad, with white bean hummus, endive, walnut, filo, celery (HK $158), the perfect transitional dish for Hong Kong’s still warm yet on the precipice of cooler climes, a medley of different textures, earthy and sweet root vegetables, accompanied by the nutty flavour of white bean hummus. For a satisfying main course, a Mushroom Risotto, with girolles, morels, lemon mascarpone (HK $208), an indulgent vegetarian dish with buttery flavours and a balance of tang from the addition of lemon mascarpone.
A mainstay on the Cornerstone menu since opening, Chef Neal has created a new iteration of their signature Grilled Octopus (HK $268) for the cooler seasons, made with sustainably sourced octopus from South Australia, paired with spiced chickpeas and house-made preserved lemon mayonnaise and a winter leaf salad of radish and frisée. Also new to the menu is a beautiful autumn inspired dish of Sagabuta Pork Loin Shiitake Boudin (HK $278), cooked at medium heat to preserve the delicate meat flavour, served with creamy mustard mash potato, chestnuts, and burnt apple chutney for a touch of acidity. To finish on a high note with a satisfying creamy and refreshing dessert that literally melts in your mouth, there is a delectable Milk Chocolate Mousse hazelnut dacquoise, with vanilla Chantilly (HK $108).
As well as the new additions to the a la carte offering, Cornerstone has also introduced a new weekday Set Dinner menu, available from Monday to Wednesday every week. Priced at HK $488pp, the menu offers four courses with an optional wine pairing for HK $288pp. Beginning with the signature Cornerstone dish of Japanese Cherry Tomatoes with avocado, aubergine, Stracciatella and crouton, the set is followed another seasonal starter and a weekly-rotating main course such as Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek served with mustard mash, maitake, pearl onion and swiss chard, and a dessert. The set dinner menu is another opportunity for Cornerstone to showcase the very best produce born from carefully nurtured relationships with key suppliers and farmers, both local and international.
“At Cornerstone we focus on good quality ingredients, and simple, bold flavours. Nothing is over complicated, and everything has its place on the plate. It’s modern and modest cooking that we are very proud to present to our guests,” says Chef Neal Ledesma.
The seasonal dishes are priced between HK $108 and HK $278 and are available at Cornerstone now. The set dinner menu is available from Monday to Wednesday every week, for HK $488pp and an optional wine-pairing for an additional HK $288pp.
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Cornerstone is open
Monday to Saturday 11:30am – 15:00 / 17:30-22:00
49 Hollywood Road
For more information, please contact:
+852 6311 9809
About The Arcane Collective
The Arcane Collective is a family of casual and refined dining restaurants that personify the spirit of hospitality. Cornerstone is its second child, opened in Hong Kong in 2019 after the success of one Michelin-star Arcane. Located in the heart of bustling Soho, 49 Hollywood Road, the 24-seat dining room boasts a classic, modern style with clean lines, comfortable seating, and plenty of light, as well as bar-side dining. Like all of Chef Shane Osborn’s restaurants, Cornerstone offers delicious, unpretentious, and ingredient-led food, cooked, and served with integrity by people who are passionate about their craft.
Cornerstone is a casual all day dining bistro in the heart of Soho by Chef Shane Osborn of Arcane & Netflix’s “Final Table”. A part of The Arcane Collective, the kitchen is led by chef Neal G. Ledesma. Dishes are inspired by seasonality featuring high-quality local and international produce while using modest and classic cooking techniques. The restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2020.