• CASTELLANA INTRODUCES TWO NEW SEASONAL MENUS IN CELEBRATION OF THE AUTHENTIC REGIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE OF PIEDMONT BY CHEF MARCO SACCO AND CHEF FABIANO PALOMBINI

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    <<12th May 2020 – Hong Kong>> Opened in collaboration with Chef Marco Sacco who holds a total of 2 Michelin Stars in Italy, CASTELLANA HONG KONG sources its produce directly from Italy’s resource-rich Piedmont region to reproduce traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Together with the expertise of celebrated Chef Marco Sacco, Castellana goes further to combine authentic Piedmont cuisine with some of the best ingredients around the world to surprise and delight guests with an exquisite new gastronomic experience. Castellana will introduce two re-imagined 4 and 7 course menus: Marco Sacco Journey Around the World and Castellana Tour of Italy, the restaurant’s updated signature menu by resident chef, Fabiano Palombini.

     

    Marco Sacco’s Journey Around the World (from HK$1,080 for 4-courses, HK$1,280 for 7-courses) features Capesante e millefoglie di rapa bianca, pan-seared Hokkaido scallops with a terrine of white turnip with milk and citrus sauce; Gnocchi con gamberi e agretti, home-made gnocchi pasta with sea prawns and sea asparagus; Zuppa di cipolle, onion soup made from a combinations of burnt white and coppery-sweet onion from Montoro a small town in Campania region; and Bianco di Faraona e salsiccia, slow cooked guinea fowl supreme stuffed with sausage, spinach and milk-infused bread.

    Castellana Tour of Italy (from HK$880 for 4-courses, HK$1,080 for 7-courses) brings a collection of dishes that made Chef Marco Sacco a culinary hero in Italy and beyond. The menu includes seasonal delights such as Sandwich di sarde, a pan-fried loaf filled with Adriatic Sea sardines and anchovy cream served with raspberry vinegar gel; Raviolo Torino, homemade ravioli filled with braised veal and pork in  savoury butter sage sauce; Razza e Mascarpone, skate wings steamed and then pan-seared, served with its own jus blended with Mascarpone cheese, smoked trout eggs and seasonal vegetables; and Barbabietola, beetroot ice cream with ricotta, raspberry sauce and beet chips.

    Both menus offer wine paired options that are selected from Castellana’s vast and specially curated wine menu. The pairing option offers Italian labels such as Mirafiore Blanc de Noir Alta Langa, Orlando Abrigo Dolcetto d’Alba 2015, Marchesi di Barolo Moscato D’Asti 2018, and more. For full menus, please see below:

    Marco Sacco Journey Around the World

    4-Courses HK$1,080+10% (wine pairing HK$1,580)

    7-Courses HK$1,280+10% (wine pairing HK$1,980)

    Capesante e millefoglie di rapa bianca

    Hokkaido Scallops and white turnip millefeuille

    Contadi Castaldi, Franciacorta but ‘Soul Saten’ 2008

     

    Ciocco Porco

    Glazed black pudding

    Marchesi di Barolo, Nebbiolo d’Alba ‘Roccheri’ 2015

     

    Zuppa di cipolle

    Montoro onion soup

    Marchesi di Barolo, Barbera d’Alba ‘Peiragal’ 2015

     

    Gnocchi con gamberi ed agretti

    Homemade gnocchi with sea prawns and sea asparagus

    Marchesi di Barolo, ‘Bric Amel’ 2016

     

    Coda di rospo

    Monkfish

    La Scolca, Gavi di Gavi ‘Black Label’ 2016

     

    Bianco di faraona e salsiccia

    Guinea fowl supreme and sausages

    Cascina Bruciata, Barbaresco ‘Rio Sordo’ Riserva 2011 

     

    AOP Dolce

    Sweet white chocolate spaghetti with Goji berries

    Marchesi di Barolo, Moscato D’Asti 2018

     

     

    Castellana Tour of Italy

    4-Courses HK$880+10% (wine pairing HK$1,380)

    7-Courses HK$1,080+10% (wine pairing HK$1,780)

     

    Sandwich di sarde

    Adriatic Sea sardines sandwich

    Mirafiore, Blanc de Noir Alta Langa

     

    Vitello tonnato

    Veal with tuna, capers and anchovies sauce

    Marchesi di Barolo, Nebbiolo d’Alba ‘Roccheri’ 2015

    Ravioli Torino

    Homemade ravioli stuffed with veal, pork and spinach

    Vicara, Barbera del Monferrato ‘Volpuva’ 2015

     

    Tagliatelle ai ricci di mare

    Homemade tagliatelle with sea urchin

    Ceretto, Langhe ‘Arneis Blange’ 2017

     

    Razza e Mascarpone

    Skate Wings fish and Mascarpone Cheese

    Vajra, Riesling 2017

     

    La porca costina

    Glazed pork ribs

    Cascina Baricchi, Barbaresco Riserva 2013

     

    Barbabietola

    Beetroot

    Marchesi di Barolo, Moscato D’Asti 2018

     

    Innovative Piedmont Cuisine at Castellana Hong Kong

    Arguably the most progressive culinary scene in Italy, Piedmont lies at the borders of France and Switzerland. Its climate provides superb conditions for both wine and truffles, making it a popular tourist destination during the harvesting period. Piedmont cuisine is truly unique from other regional Italian cuisine, as it focuses on creating a richer, full-bodied flavor, with classic Italian vegetables and meats cooked for longer and butter often replacing olive oil; all in a bid to let the ingredients develop slowly to give a deliciously rich character.

    Piedmont’s highly rated cuisine focuses on creating a fulfilling dining experience for all the senses. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Castellana’s distinctive food is matched by quality wine, creamy cheeses, world-famous white truffles, and indulgent desserts – all in a bid to deliver the perfect, comprehensive meal.

    Open for both lunch and dinner service, Castellana offers a series of set menus and a la carte dishes boasting the finest ingredients imported directly from Piedmont. The 40-seater restaurant also offers two private rooms seating up to twelve guests. The atmosphere is bathed in muted tones of golds and deep blues with French-style white table linens and is an ideal backdrop for dates, meetings, celebrations and group meals.

     

    Love Local with American Express

    Between 2nd July 2020 – 30th June 2021, Castellana Hong Kong will offer American Express cardholders the exclusive chance to enjoy HK$20 savings upon spending HK$150 or more in a single transaction on a la carte food and beverages. Learn more about how to redeem special perks by supporting local businesses like Castellana Hong Kong at www.lovelocalhk.americanexpress.com.

     

    <<ENDS>>

    About Castellana Hong Kong

    Piedmont’s highly rated cuisine is down to the focus on creating a full dining experience. The distinctive food is matched by quality wine, creamy cheeses, world-famous white truffles, and indulgent desserts – all in a bid to deliver the perfect, comprehensive meal. Castellana reproduces traditional authentic food but with a modern twist & an updated presentation – just like Piedmont as a region – it’s a pure representation of the rich region’s flavors and dynamic culinary scene.

     

    Website: https://www.castellanahongkong.com/

    Address: 10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Tel: 3188 5028

     

    Hours of Operation:

    Lunch

    Monday – Saturday 12-2.30 pm

     

    Dinner

    Monday -Saturday 6-10.30 pm

     

    Bar

    5-11pm

     

    About Marco Sacco
    Two Michelin Star chef, of Italy’s Piccolo Lago. He started travelling and learned his art from masters, from the land and from all the different flavours he tasted around the world. When he returned home his apprenticeship was complete and his cuisine was born. He transformed the kitchen of Piccolo Lago over the last 20 years into one of Europe’s finest and achieved 2 Michelin stars in 2007. Marco Sacco is not just a chef; his constant curiosity and hunger for knowledge feeds an entrepreneurial drive to discover ‘new worlds’.