Kong’s foremost sustainable seafood restaurant, Fishsteria, is offering a taste of the Mediterranean with a stunningly curated 4-course menu featuring classic Sardinian dishes masterfully paired with a selection of Sardinian wines. The 4-course menu, complemented by four glasses of Sardinian wine is available on Thursday, 23 February for HKD788 (+ 10% service). The nautical-inspired eatery, spanning two-floors on Wan Chai’s Queen’s Road East, has affirmed itself over the past year as a Hong Kong seafood mainstay, by offering sustainable wild-caught fish, innovative appetizers, and an array of crustaceans and oysters carefully sourced from the world’s best waters.
The island of Sardinia has a distinctive cuisine: Italian yes, but heavily influenced by the invaders who came and went. Most notably, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Spanish left their marks on the food that would later be known as Sardinian. Indeed, Sardinia didn’t become part of Italy until 1861, so the island had more than 2,500 years to absorb these hybrid influences. Crafted by Sardinia native, Chef Matteo Giordi (Chef de Cuisine of Giando), Fishsteria’s Sardinian Feast Menu offers a variety of notable flavours from the diverse island.
The meal begins with a choice from two starters: Insalata di Carciofi e Bottarga di Muggine, an artichoke salad featuring grey mullet bottarga, pecorino cheese and chives, or Calamari Ripieni, Crema di Pomodoro e Bottarga di Muggine , calamari stuffed with tomato sauce, almonds and grey mullet bottarga. While continuing with pasta and fish courses: Fregola con Gamberi Rossi, Zafferano e Mentuccia, fregola with red prawns, saffron and mint, and Filetto di Branzino alla Vernaccia, roasted fillet of Sea bass with potatoes and olives in a Vernaccia wine sauce. The finish of the dinner is marked with the arrival of Pardulas, a classic Sardinian ricotta tart.
Sardinia’s wines are unique from those produced in the rest of Italy. The Island’s remote Mediterranean location, as well as the historic influence from other cultures, gives the wines a unique character, characterized by grapes seldom seen in other parts of Italy. Fishsteria’s Sardinian Feast Menu is bolstered with a flight of wines selected from Sardinia’s finest wineries. Diners will revel in a selection of Vermentinos, the dry, crisp, and herbal white wine of the Mediterranean, including: Tenute Dettori – Dettori Bianco 2015’s Romangia Bianco Vigneto di Badde Nigolosu, Su’entu’s Vermentino di Sardegna Doc 2014, Argiolas’ Is Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Doc 2015, Pala Assoluto’s Isola dei Nuraghi Igt – Vino Passito – Nasco, Vermentino, and Sardinia’s most famous vermentino expression, Jankara’s Vermentino di Gallura Docg 2014.
Fishsteria’s 4-course Sardinian wine-paired dinner is available on 23 February for HK$788 (+10% service). A selection of Sardinian Chef’s Specials will be available through 28 February.