THIS 14 FEBRUARY, FISHSTERIA LAUNCHES BEST CATCH TUESDAYS FOR SINGLES, GIANDO OFFERS SEMI-PRIVATE BOOTHS WITH BLACK TRUFFLES, GIA PROVIDES WATERFRONT VIEWS WITH A LA CARTE OR SHARING OPTIONS, AND MERCATO BY GIANDO PROVIDES EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR A ROMATIC FEAST-IN, WITH NO MINIMUM SPEND
Fishsteria, Giando, Già Trattoria, and Mercato by Giando four of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed authorities on Italian cuisine, are offering four very unique experiences this Valentine’s Day. Ranging from an evening catered to singles, with Fishsteria’s brand new Best Catch Tuesdays and Giando’s modern take on Black Truffles partnered with intimate semi-private tables, to traditional with Già Trattoria’s classically Valentines romantic a la carte options and sharing menus and Mercato by Giando’s curated selection of Italian delicacies the four spots have something to satisfy every appetite on the special day.
FISHSTERIA: Best Catch Tuesdays
14 February (and every Tuesday thereafter) will see the ground floor cocktail and oyster lounge of upscale Italian seafood restaurant, Fishsteria launching Best Catch Tuesdays, a new evening celebrating the too often overlooked single ladies and gentlemen. This new evening offers a refreshing approach to Valentine’s Day, an evening that traditionally offers few options for those not part of a pair. Alongside their infamous Oyster Hours (HK$10 Oysters, 5-7.30p), Fishsteria offers those still on the lookout for love free-flow Ayala Brut Majeur NV Champagne and hand crafted Bombay Gin and Tonics for only HK$188 (6-8p). The lounge will play host to a fun series of dynamic ice-breaker games which offer the opportunity to mix and mingle alongside chances to win a dinner for two upstairs. For those who catch their match, Fishsteria is offering a seafood dinner for two at a special price (HK$888) when booking during Best Catch Tuesdays. The sustainable seafood restaurant is offering those ready to take the dinner plunge an exceptional sharing menu featuring a raw seafood platter, their infamous lobster macaroni, and with a nod to future success, a dessert to-go.
GIANDO: Black Truffles and semi-private rooms
Giando, located on picturesque Star Street, alongside their modern Italian A la Carte menu offers a bevvy of seasonal Black Truffle dishes, which can be served in the restaurant’s intimate semi-private rooms. Special to Giando’s menu will be seasonal dishes including: a homemade gnocchi with pumpkin puree, mixed wild mushrooms and topped with a generous shaving of black truffles (HK$398), Jerusalem Artichoke risotto with black truffles (HK$398), a perfectly prepared Italian egg topped with black truffles (HK$238), and a refreshing appetizer of fresh stracciatella cheese topped with prawn carpaccio and dusted with bottarga (HK$238). Giando’s Valentine’s Day specials will be on offer throughout the month of February. A minimum spend of HK$2000 is required for the semi-private rooms.
GIÀ TRATTORIA: Classic Italian fare and Harbour-front views
Già Trattoria, nestled in Fenwick Pier and boasting expansive views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, is dishing up classically romantic Italian fare this Valentine’s Day with no minimum charge. Couples looking to create their own iconic Lady & The Tramp moment will be delighted with a vast array of a la carte menu items made from the finest imported-fresh ingredients. Già’s rustic menu features an array of fresh vegetables, homemade pastas, and cracker-thin pizzas including: Burrata with mixed Italian tomatoes (HK$188), Pasta Paglia e Fieno al Ragu’ di Salsiccia Straw and hay pasta with an Italian sausage ragu sauce (HK$188), and a sharing portion of Fiorentina Toscana, Italian Porter Chianina beef (approx. 1.2kg) served with grilled vegetables and potatoes (HK$1188).
MERCATO BY GIANDO: Everything needed for a romantic evening-in
Mercato by Giando, Hong Kong’s most authentic Italian market, offers bespoke gourmet experiences for those looking to stay-in this Valentine’s Day. Whether customers are looking for a complicated DIY meal, or a simpler turnkey option, Mercato provides an array of gourmet Italian offerings found in Hong Kong exclusively at Mercato. In addition to an indulgent selection of fresh produce, cheeses, and meats imported directly from Italy, Mercato offers a plethora of ready-made Giando signature sauces, fresh homemade pastas, desserts and fresh gelato. Everything hopeful lovebirds need for a successful Netflix and Chill is available at Mercato by Giando.