The hotel is located in Kwun Tong conveniently near Ngau Tau Kok MTR station.
L'hotel elan is part of the China Chem group who have other restaurants which I wanted to try such as V-Cuisine that serves innovative dim sums.
When I got the email from the communications teams, their hotel footer was fun and stylish which really makes a difference from the standard emails.
At the hotel, there were lots of stylish elements, the check in counter is not on the ground floor but on the top floor!
It is located on the top floor because the views of Hong Kong are breathtaking, especially at night and there is a beautifully lit pool with deckchairs as well.
Normally when I go to buffets there will only be 2-3 choices that I like, but at Forte I liked most of the choices.
They even had caper berries and pistachio nuts.
My favorite part of the buffet was the antipasto because I love proper Italian and Western dishes and they had portobello mushrooms as well!
The buffet costs $228 per person, which includes a soup, drink and a dessert platter.
For $70-$240 extra you can order mains as well.
Although the grapefruit juice was not included in the buffet, it was freshly squeezed and extremely refreshing.
The grapefruit juice costs $65 a la carte.
-Polenta with Garden Vegetables & Rich Tomato Concasse
-Ossobuco with Saffron Risotto
In the end I chose the Polenta because you can only order that in Fine Italian restaurants.
The char-grilled vegetables were delicious.
However I felt that there could be more polenta and less grilled vegetables.
To finish off, I had the earl grey tea with the dessert platter.
For some other tables, I saw them serve just berries.
Overall, the buffet was fit for me and I believe it should be fit for expats too!
It was really good that most of the ingredients were imported and they did not use local items and pretend it was Italian/Western.