[Hong Kong] Pici

My visit:  The team behind Pirata, The Optimist, and Tokyolima recently opened Pici, a casual neighborhood pasta bar in Wan Chai, serving only freshly hand rolled pasta made daily. We started off our meal with some homemade pork and beef meatballs expecting it to be as good or possibly better than the ones we previously had at Pirata.  Regrettably…

[Hong Kong] Mercato

A little background:  Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The experience begins from the moment you enter Mercato’s stylishly rustic surroundings. Reclaimed wood and warm leather tones serve as a gentle complement to the exposed steel, iron and glass to create an atmosphere that is polished yet…

[Hong Kong] Carbone

A little background:  Carbone Hong Kong is a New York-Italian restaurant that pays homage to the essence of the great Italian restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious. The food nods to that same history, but takes culinary cues…