GIANDO TAKES UP RESIDENCE ON STAR STEET AND INTRODUCES A NEW ERA OF FRESH MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE TO THE HONG KONG DINING SCENE
Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar offers a new weekend brunch focused on fine fresh cheese
Giando, one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed Italian eateries, has now taken up residence at Starcrest on Wanchai’s trendy Star Street. The restaurant’s original home inside the historic Fenwick Pier still offers fresh Italian fare and infamous thin crust pizzas, but under the more casual concept of, Già Trattoria. Founder and culinary virtuoso Gianni Caprioli has enlisted Michelin-Starred Chef David Tamburini to spearhead Giando’s new chapter. The new ground floor location boasts modern takes on Italian classic dishes, and offers set-lunch, dinner, and a new weekend semi-buffet brunch with a focus on fresh Italian cheeses.
Giando’s new location nestled at the end of stylish Star Street is a testament to modern authentic aesthetics. The floor to ceiling windows and lightly coloured interior offers the ideal canvas for Chef David Tamburini’s expertly plated dishes. The new menus include a wide selection of tantalizing options including, fresh salads, signature homemade pastas, vegetarian choices, ethically sourced meats and seafood, and homemade desserts. The a la carte menu includes innovative options such as a Carpaccio of Scallops, Red Shrimp, Yellow Tail, marinated in Thousand Flavors of the Mediterranean (HK$238), Baked Scamorza Cheese (Cow’s Milk) with Grilled Radicchio Trevigiano and Saba Dressing (HK$198), a sharing portion of Stockyard Australian Natural Grain-Fed Grilled Prime Rib (HK$988), and a Giando classic of Spaghetti Mancini “Aglio Olio” Style with Fresh Sea Urchin and Bottarga (HK$298). Not to be missed on the desserts menu is the tableside make your own sundae bar featuring five fresh toppings and homemade milk gelato (4-6pax, HK$398). The weekday set lunch menu offers three-courses, including dishes such as Eggplant Rolls with Ricotta Cheese & Sundried Tomatoes, Prime Beef Sirloin with Arugula Salad & Roasted Potatoes, and Hazelnut Parfait with Chocolate Shavings & Vanilla Sauceand is available starting at HK$268. Giando has always been passionate about high quality fresh ingredients, and remains committed to sourcing from Italy’s boutique farms, wineries, and artisans who share their belief that GMOs and antibiotics have no place on your plate.
Gianni Caprioli says, “This was our original dream location, but due to various circumstances it wasn’t possible when we opened Giando three years ago. Fortunately, Fenwick Pier provided an excellent home for Giando and allowed the restaurant to grow and evolve into what it is today. Our new Star Street location represents the evolution of Giando and offers the type of fresh modern Italian cuisine that we know the Hong Kong dining scene has long been hungry for.”
Further cementing Giando’s long held belief that quantity shouldn’t need to be sacrificed for quality, the restaurant now offers a top quality semi-buffet brunch with a strong focus on fresh cheese. Brunch starts at HK$288 and includes the buffet counter or choice of appetizer, a choice of main including dishes such as Burrata cream mozzarella with marinated eggplant and mixed fresh Italian tomatoes, a lobster and lettuce salad, and Gnocchi with octopus ragout, and a homemade dessert. Those looking to add additional sparkle to their weekend can upgrade to two hours of free-flow Conntadi Castaldi (sparkling wine) for an additional HK$208 or Bianca Vigna (Prosecco) for HK$158. Giando’s brunch is available on both Saturday and Sunday from 12n to 3pm.
Giando on Star Street, with its modern ambiance, expansive boutique wine list, and contemporary cuisine offers the ideal setting to share a meal, conversation, and exceptional food for your next meeting, get-together, or date.