For this week’s Bite Size Deals, we’ve selected wine tasting at Nicholini’s, authentic Italian cuisine at Armani/Aqua and Doppio Zero, healthy salads at FINDS and lots more.
Wine and dine at Nicholini’s
From 12 to 21 July, Nicholini’s will be featuring a special à la carte menu, paired with a five-course wine tasting (HK$1,388), prepared by chef Igor Macchia. On 12 July, chef Macchia will also serve an eight-course menu for a wine-pairing gala dinner (HK$1,088), hosted by Mr. Lamberto Frescobaldi.
Chef Macchio uses one of his signature dishes, braised beef cheek, tonka beans flavoured green apple and vegetables to highlight the freshness of his ingredients. All prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge.
Nicholini’s, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2521 8920
Guest chef Gianni Caprioli at Armani/Aqua
This July, Armani/Aqua welcomes guest chef Gianni Caprioli presents a selection of seasonal delicacies which have been inspired by classic favourites from Italy. The menu includes dishes such as spaghetti verrigni al pesto di tartufo nero estivo, an artisanal spaghetti from Abruzzo served with homemade pesto and shaved black truffles (HK$258).
The menu also includes carpaccio di pesce dei nostri mari, a stunning appetiser containing marinated yellow tail, king fish and Sicilian scampi (HK$218) All prices include a 10 percent service charge.
Armani/Aqua, 2/F Landmark, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 3583 2828
Healthy lunch sets at FINDS
Low in carbs and fat, FINDS introduces a range of lunch sets which are perfect for the scorching sun in the peak of summer! In addition to the healthy and light meals, they’ve also got a variety of fruity desserts and smoothies.
Catering to those who love seafood as well as vegetarians, FINDS has different three-course set lunches to choose from. The vegetarian set includes avocado and mango salsa salad or roasted cauliflower soup, woodstone oven roasted vegetable penne, and fresh mango mousse for dessert. Prices start at HK$128.
FINDS, 1/F The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2522 9318
Anniversary specials at Doppio Zero
Having celebrated their first anniversary last month, Doppio Zero brings some brand new additions to their menu. Notorious for its homemade pastas, chef partner Jake Addeo prepares a scrumptious soft-shell crab tagliolini, which is lightly battered with milk and flour prior to being fried. Also being introduced this season are the ricotta crusted lamb chops.
Finally, Doppio Zero recommends one of their house wines to compliment your meal. Chef Addeo suggests the Kofererhof Pinot Grigio (HK$750) to go with the crab and the Ciacci Piccolomini, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (HK$1,800) to enhance the succulence of the lamb chops.
Doppio Zero, G/F The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, +852 2851 0682
Alaskan king crab at Marriott Café
From 13 to 29 July, the Marriott Café at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is presenting the Alaskan king crab legs to their dinner buffet menu. Extremely rare and sought-after, the crab legs are complemented with an assortment of sauces from the seafood station.
Prepared by executive chef Stephen Doe, diners can enjoy a range of local as well as international delicacies, including salads and other seafood.
Marriott Café, 5/F JW Marriott Hotel, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2810 8366
Cheese and whisky pairing at Hullett House
Cheese and wine has been a culinary tradition for as long as we can possibly remember. Hullett House, however, believes in the goodness of change. Until 18 July, diners can enjoy an innovative way to have a variety of mouth-watering dishes, each prepared with a different cheese by executive chef Philippe Orrico – with a glass of St. George or The Glenlivet’s malt whisky.
The menu includes delicacies such as Foujou, and The Fourmagée, complimented with The Glenlivet 12 Year Old. Chef Orrico also prepares a textured fruit salad with curd cottage cheese parfait, yogurt ice cream, apricot, nuts and marshmallow. The set is priced at HK$1,380 and is subject to a 10 percent service charge.
Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3988 0220