Spiga replaces Lupa and Enrico Bartolini replaces Mario Batali. Some undoubted strong points but a couple of slightly strange dishes make for a dinner of two halves.
Cucina at The Marcopolo boasts brilliant harbour views and very accomplished cooking from a Piedmont boy. If you’re lucky, you may even catch Bruce Lee there.
A faultless Italian lunch at The Lounge shows the serious skills of The Four Seasons’ Exec Chef Andrea Accordi.
Fishteria is the oddly-named Queens Road East spot where seafood seems in safe hands under the watchful gaze of chef Gianni.
Emporio Antico in Wan Chai is part tasting lounge, part restaurant, where fine wines and produce sit side by side.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten has been around in Hong Kong in one way or another since 1982 and his newest offering serves up casual Italian cuisine in the heart of Lan Kwai’s California Tower.
Osteria Felice is a definitively Italian take on a Happy Eater, serving up flawless pasta, cocktails and smart dishes to a mainly after-work crowd.
The world works in mysterious ways. When I first moved to Hong Kong, ten years ago last month, I was invited to attend a white truffle dinner at Toscana at the former Ritz Carlton Hotel. Although I was working in PR at CNN, I volunteered to write up the experience, tough gig that it was: Fast …
An invite to the Regal in Causeway Bay, the hotel that sits atop everyone’s favourite dumpling joint, Din Tai Fung. On the top floor, commanding great views of Victoria Park, sits the appropriately named Alto 88, their signature Italian restaurant. For five days this week, 4th- 8th – get in quick – the kitchens are …