Sabatini Ristorante Italiano in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrated its 20th anniversary with the appearance of two of the founders, brothers Silvestro and Francesco Sabatini, making it more special.
In his speech, restaurant owner Walter Kwok reminisced about the memorable dinner he and his wife had at Sabatini in Rome more than 20 years ago.
"Sabatini is my favourite Italian restaurant. I was attracted by it when I travelled to Rome all those years ago and I was determined then to bring Sabatini to Hong Kong," he said at the event on November 17.
Meanwhile, Silvestro Sabatini thanked Kwok for two decades of partnership.
Other notable figures who attended the event were former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Kevin Chan, the vice-president and general manager of The Royal Garden. They were also on hand to cut the ribbon and the giant birthday cake.
Guests savoured a special menu that included both authentic Roman cuisine, such as ravioli and pan-fried veal, and seasonal white truffle dishes created by the Sabatini brothers and the restaurant's sous chef, Andrea Oreste Delzanno.