Cucina, the pure Italian restaurant at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, is celebrating the arrival of renowned Chef Pasqualino Barbasso, two-time World Champion of Pizza Acrobatics, during lunch and dinner from 1 to 6 May. Chef Pasqualino will wow diners with a fun gourmet experience combining his dough spinning acrobatics and his delicious Italian pizza menu that includes a special Hong Kong flavour, Char Siu Pizza.
Chef Pasqualino started his ‘pizzaiolo’ career at his family’s pizzeria in Sicily when he was 17. He became World Champion for acrobatic pizza in 2001 and again in 2002. With more than 25 years of pizza making experience, he is now CEO of an Italian pizza school with a mission to promote the art of pizza and the Italian food culture. Chef Pasqualino has presented his gravity-defying pizza tricks during world tours to France, the UK, Russia, China, Indonesia, India, Singapore and other countries.
Following the success of his showcase at Niccolo Chongqing last year, Chef Pasqualino will make an appearance at Cucina in Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. Diners will be entertained by his dough-spinning antics during both lunch and dinner periods. And of course they can also savour his signature Sicilian-style pizzas, including Arrotolata Pizza (Artichokes Cream, Mozzarella, Artichokes, Parma Ham, Rocket, Shaved Parmesan) and Bolero Pizza (Burrata Cheese, Air Dry Beef, Rocket, Cherry Tomatoes, with 12 Years Aged Balsamic Vinegar indulgently added). Vegetarian choices include Profumo d’Alba Pizza (Mozzarella, Red Yolk and Truffles) and Mediterranean Pizza (Mozzarella, Eggplants, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Black Olives and Basil Powder).
Chef Pasqualino has also selected a beloved local flavour, Char Siu, to create a special edition Hong Kong Pizza. “I chose barbecue pork because this is the most well-known Hongkong-style roast meat. Enhancing the barbecue flavour with classic mozzarella and smoked cheese, I hope this simply delicious pizza will appeal to the tastes and creativity of local gourmands,” explains Chef Pasqualino.
The skillful pizza master will be in-residence at Cucina from 1 to 6 May. His authentic pizza menu is offered during lunch and dinner against the sparkling backdrop of Victoria Harbour. Please stay tuned for Chef Pasqualino’s performance schedule.
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2113 0808 / [email protected]
* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge.