Until 30 September, 100% of proceeds from orders of Amatriciana at Giando and Gia Trattoria will be donated directly to those most affected by the Italy earthquake
HONG KONG, 29 AUGUST 2016- Giando, one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed Italian eateries, and its sister restaurant, Già Trattoria are joining 600 restaurants in Italy and across the world to fundraise for the Italy earthquake response effort in Amatrice by cooking its signature dish. The town, amongst the worst hit in the 24 August quake, is known for its spaghetti all’Amatriciana: a pasta dish with a tomato-based sauce flavoured with guanciale. In response to the disaster, and in solidarity with Italy, Giando and Già Trattoria have put variations of the dish on their menus and pledge to donate 100% of each sale (HK$158), from now until 30 September directly to local charities in Italy.
Founder and chef Gianni Caprioli is personally traveling to central Italy and meeting with the officials of Amatrice to determine the best organizations and ways that Italians abroad can be of service to their mother country during this devastating time. Gianni Caprioli says, “I live in Hong Kong, but Italy will always be my home. I was deeply concerned for my country after seeing the devastation from the 24 August quake, and knew that we needed to take immediate action to help.”
Giando, located on picturesque Star Street, will be serving Rigatoni all’Amatriciana, while Gia Trattoria, nestled in Fenwick Pier and boasting expansive views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, will dish up Bucatini all’Amatriciana. Both restaurants are paramount for Italian cuisine in Hong Kong and are headed by Chef Gianni Caprioli who sources ingredients directly from Italy’s boutique farmers, artisans, and wineries. While Giando offers a modern take on Italian food, inspired by Gianni’s travels, Gia Trattoria plates up rustic traditional Italian cuisine.