Signature restaurant Cucina invites lovers of Italian cuisine to embark on an irresistible journey to romantic Venice. Italian Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno presents 6 mouthwatering specialties from this beloved region, showcasing fresh seafood and the local delicacy, white asparagus – revered as the “royal vegetable” due to its supreme taste and rarity.
Veneto lies in the north of Italy, along the picturesque Adriatic coast. The region’s jewel – the ancient canal city of Venice – is known for its fascinating gastronomic traditions as well as its cherished landscapes. Venetian cuisine is inspired by its coastal location and many dishes highlight fresh fish and an alluring taste of the sea.
Using the freshest ingredients from the region, Chef Andrea will whisk you away to ‘The Floating City’ with an array of rustic Venetian favourites. Distinctive white asparagus is now at its seasonal prime and Chef Andrea selects the most tender white asparagus spears from Germany’s Black Forest – regarded by gourmands as the best source of white asparagus in the world – for his elegant appetiser of Poached white asparagus, hollandaise sauce, San Daniele ham (HK$328).
Beef Carpaccio with traditional Venetian dressing, mayonnaise and mustard (HK$288) originated in Venice’s iconic Harry’s Bar. Discover a timeless taste of Veneto featuring thin-sliced beef accompanied by mustard and mayonnaise with a lemon and olive oil dressing, topped with Parmesan cheese.
Baked cod fish in Vicenza style, stewed onions, potatoes, cream sauce (HK$428) is another must-try dish recommended by Chef Andrea. A traditional recipe from the city of Vicenza, succulent fresh cod fish is slow cooked with onions in a rich cream sauce, creating a delectable blend of flavours that is soaked up by the potatoes. Delizioso!
Savour a memorable culinary encounter with the Veneto region of Italy at Cucina. The menu is available for a limited time from now until 3 June 2017 during both lunch and dinner. For enquiries or reservations, please call 2113 0808.
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2113 0808
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* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge