LA PALOMA CELEBATES THE SEASON OF CALÇOTS, A SPANISH VARIETY OF SWEET ONION, WITH A NEW MENU AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF MARCH BY HEAD CHEF JOSE COTES
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<<9th February, 2018 – Hong Kong>> In Spain, the beginning of a new calendar year is cause for another kind of celebration: la calçotada. A Catalan culinary tradition that translates to “the eating of the spring onion”, Spaniards across the country fire up charcoal grills and roast ripe, peculiar-looking vegetables until the outer layer is charred to black. These traditional regional vegetables, calçots, are similar to scallion and green onion, with the appearance of a large leek. Calçots are renowned for their soft, savoury bulbs, enjoyed customarily with a smoky tomato dip, grilled meats, potatoes and Cava or a medium-bodied bottle of red wine.
For the first time, La Paloma has brought this special Catalonian dish and the traditions around it to Hong Kong. Serving from now until the end of March, the new limited edition calçots menu by Head Chef Jose Cotes embraces the Catalan custom of enjoying grilled calçots alongside heartier dishes such as baked whole potatoes and a loaded grilled meat platter. For an additional +HK$350, guests celebrating la calçotada can share a bottle of Torelló Cava. Complete with a step-by-step guide on how to eat your calçot from peeling away the outer blackened leaves to dipping the bulb in a delicious homemade Salvichada sauce, La Paloma brings a truly authentic Spanish experience to the heart of Sai Ying Pun.
To wrap up the calçots season with a bang, La Paloma will host one special La Calçotada Brunch with the same menu on Saturday, 3 March from 12pm-3pm. Priced at only HK$350 per person with a complimentary glass of Torelló Cava, prepare your bibs for a messy yet raucously fun affair with plenty of calçots to dip and eat all afternoon long. Full seasonal calçots menu, available now till the end of March:
La Calçotada Special Menu
HK$398 per guest (+HK$350 for a bottle of Torelló Cavo)
*Must reserve 24h in advance for minimum 2 pax*
Deconstructed Tomato Bread
tomato, garlic, bread – to be assembled by the customer
Grilled Calçots with Salvichada Sauce
Baked Whole Potatoes & Zucchini with Aioli
Grilled Meat Platter
Beef, Iberico pork, Chorizo, Chicken, butifarra
Caramelized Catalan Cream
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Address – 1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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About La Paloma
Following the success of FoFo by el Willy in Hong Kong, the award winning Catalan chef Willy Trullas Moreno will once again bring an authentic yet fun Spanish dining experience to Sai Ying Pun. With Chef Jose Antonio Navarro Cotes at the helm, the restaurant will continue to serve innovative bona fide Spanish cuisine to food lovers around Hong Kong. The restaurant features live paella stations and an “el Asador” Spanish clay oven, while the simple table-menu offers choices of over 30 dishes and boasts a diverse Spanish drinks list.