STARTING 20 DECEMBER, FISHSTERIA LAUNCHES THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES, GIANDO OFFERS IMAGINATIVE FESTIVE SPECIALS, AND GIA WARMS WITH A HOMEY ITALIAN FEAST
HONG KONG, 30 November 2016- Fishsteria, Giando, and Già Trattoria, three of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed Italian eateries, are offering three very unique festive experiences this holiday season. Ranging from unusual, with Fishsteria’s Feast of the Seven Fishes (HK$777) and Giando’s modern take on Black Truffles, to traditional with Già Trattoria’s Christmas set menu (HK$628), the three eateries have something to satisfy every palate this season.
FISHSTERIA: Feast of the Seven Fishes
20-27 December will see upscale Italian seafood restaurant, Fishsteria celebrating The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Unique in Hong Kong, this tradition originates from southern Italy, as a celebration that commemorates the vigil held in the wait for Christmas, when red meat is typically not consumed, but instead replaced with an abundance of seafood. At Fishsteria, the seven course set menu (HK$777 + 10% servc) features imaginative seafood dishes such as: Fried Oyster topped with Sea Urchin, Snow Crab topped Burrata and Tomatoes, Lobster Bisque, Linguini with Clams, Artichoke, Peppers, and Bottarga topped with Pine Nuts, a duo of sustainable cod: Bacalao (sourced from the North Pole) and roasted Tooth Fish (sourced from the South Pole), and finished with Panettone and homemade gelato.
GIANDO: Black Truffles, White Truffles, and Festive Dishes
Giando, located on picturesque Star Street, alongside their modern Italian A la Carte menu offers a bevvy of holiday specials, and dishes featuring Black and White Truffles. Special to Giando’s menu will be festive dishes including: Sicilian Prawn Carpaccio (HK$218), Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Caviar and Chives (HK$168), Gnocchi in a Pumpkin and Cheese Fondue topped with Black Truffles (HK$348), Roasted Fillet of Cod Fish with Castelluccio Lentils and Parsley Sauce (HK$298), and an Italian favourite: Panettone with Mascarpone and Chestnut Cream. A rotating array of White and Black Truffle dishes will be served throughout the season, with the option to top-up any dish with White Truffle (HK$88/gram). Giando’s festive menu will be on offer Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve.
GIÀ TRATTORIA: Christmas Set Menu, Truffle Mondays, and NYE Fireworks
Già Trattoria, nestled in Fenwick Pier and boasting expansive views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, is dishing up rustic Italian fare this entire holiday season. For Christmas Day, guests will delight in a 4-course festive feast (HK$628 + 10% servc) featuring choices such as: Salmone Selvaggio Marinato Con Ricotta Infornata E Rape Rosse (Herb marinated wild salmon baked with spiced ricotta cheese and beetroot), Cappelletti In Brodo All’ Uso Di Romagna (Homemade cappelletti filled with capon meat, ricotta and parmigiano cooked in Christmas beef broth), Strozzapreti Con Vongole E Carciofi (Homemade hand-twisted pasta with clams and fresh artichoke), Filetto Di Branzino Con Finocchi Saltati E Salsa Verde (Pan-fried Orbetello sea bass fillet with sautéed fennel and salsa verde), Cotechino Natalizio Con Puré E Lenticchie Di Castelluccio (Pork meat cotechino served with mashed potato and lentils), and finished with Semifreddo Allo Zabaione Con Panettone E Salsa Al Cioccolato (Zabaione parfait with Italian panettone and chocolate sauce).
Truffle Mondays are also lending some festive flare to Già Trattoria, this December. Every Monday (6-9p) in the lead up to Christmas, Già offers a special truffle paired tasting menu, that diners can top up with Italian White Truffles for only HK$30 per gram. Upon entering the restaurant customers are able to purchase their own whole truffles (HK$30/gram) to be shaved tableside on their dishes of choice. The special Monday menu offers dishes such as Piedmont Beef Tartare (HK$188), Italian organic eggs (HK$188), Handmade Egg Taglioni (HK$198), and Veal Scaloppine with Marsala Wine Sauce and Wild Mushrooms (HK$268). Each carefully prepared dish may be topped tableside with the finest imported Italian White Truffles, for a very special price of HK$30 per gram.
NYE Fireworks will be on full display from Già Trattoria’s panoramic harbour front windows. The homey Italian restaurant will serve their standard A la Carte menu featuring dishes such as Italian Porter Chianina Beef (HK$1188, serves 2-4), Homemade Lasagna Bolognese(HK$158), and irresistible desserts like their traditional Tiramisu (HK$78). An advanced booking and minimum spend of HK$1,200 is required for tables staying after 8.30p.