From now until 5 March, Cucina’s Italian Chef Andrea Delzanno will present six Italian specialties showcasing a variety of the finest flavours of the earth, including game, poultry, truffles and mushrooms, against the magnificent backdrop of Victoria Harbour.
Italian cuisine is renowned for its rich flavours, fresh ingredients and elegant simplicity. The region’s fertile farmland produces superb grains, meats, vegetables, herbs and olive oil. In wintertime, game and truffle are popular ingredients in hearty, full-flavoured seasonal dishes.
For starters, Chef Andrea recommends the Italian Beef Tartare with Organic Egg Yolk Sauce and Shaved Black Truffle (HK$298). This classic appetiser features Fassona beef, a top-quality lean meat renowned for its taste and tenderness, combined with a silken egg yolk sauce, preserved cucumber and red shallot, perfectly complemented with rich black truffle
Homemade Fettuccine with Guinea Fowl Ragout and Shaved Black Truffle (HK$498) is Chef Andrea’s personal favourite, combining a fine game ragout with the delicate texture of homemade fettuccine, enhanced by the unforgettable aroma of black truffle.
Selection of Grilled Meats ($1,288) is a show-stopping platter of premium meats, including U.S Prime Rib Eye, Tuscany Sausage, Iberian Pork Spare Ribs and Black Angus U.S Beef Skewers. Grilled to perfection, it presents a superb combination of textures and succulent, savoury flavours.
Other exciting dishes on Cucina’s special menu, include: Spaghetti with Wagyu Beef Meatballs, Stewed Onions and Tomato Sauce (HK$328); Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs with Mushrooms Risotto and Plum Sauce (HK$428); and Roasted Whole Pigeon with Seared Duck Liver, Shallots Confit and Saba Sauce ($458).
Cucina’s Earthy Flavours of Italy menu is available during lunch and dinner from now until 5 March. For reservations, please call 2113 0808.
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2113 0808
* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge