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Flavours of Italy

Bernice Chan

 

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East has opened with a fine-dining Italian restaurant on the top floor. The chef previously worked at Gaia and the reasonably-priced menu offers standard Italian fare.

For starters, the mushroom cappuccino (HK$88) smelled wonderful from the truffle-scented foam on top. The minestrone (HK$88) was a brilliant green with finely chopped vegetables.

The ravioli skins were delicate and thin, filled with either spinach and ricotta (HK$118) or smoked eggplant mozzarella with pancetta sauce (HK$158). Homemade tagliatelle with clams, garlic and cherry tomato (HK$158) had a chewy texture and plump, juicy clams.

For mains, the recommended osso bucco with saffron risotto (HK$268) was hearty, the sauce full of flavour, though the meat didn't quite fall off the bone.

For sweet, the caramelised fig crème brûlée (HK$88) had the fruit incorporated into the crunchy caramelised sugar, while the custard was very creamy. 

 

CIELO

47/F, CROWNE PLAZA HONG KONG KOWLOON EAST
TONG TAK STREET
TSEUNG KWAN O
3983 0688
WWW.ICHOTELSGROUP.COM

 

 

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