New Early Bird Menu, Sunday Night Specials, Late Night Cicchetti and Daily Aperitivo Hours 

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    <<27th February , 2017 – Hong Kong>> Located conveniently in the bustling heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Mercato Hong Kong has captured hearts with its casual yet vibrant Italian concept by world-renowned Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant’s fresh interpretation of Italian cuisine has proven itself popular, serving up hearty sharing-style dishes by Chef de Cuisine Anthony Burd. Now, Mercato Hong Kong has unveiled a series of exciting new promotions to liven up any regular day of the week – and there’s truly a deal for everyone.

    Daily Aperitivo Hour – Daily, 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Every day from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, we do Happy Hour the Italian way at Mercato’s newly introduced Aperitivo Hour. Starting from only HK$38+10% per drink with a complimentary plate of chef-selected antipasti, bring a pal and enjoy the “buy-2-get-1-free” drink deal to no end. Tipples on offer include Peroni Beer (HK$38), Wines (HK$68 per glass) and classic Italian Aperitivo cocktails (HK$68 each) such as Aperol Spritz (Aperol, Prosecco, Soda), Negroni (Beefeater Gin, Martini Rosso, Campari) and Cocchi Classico (Cocchi Bianco Orange Bitters, Soda), to name but a few. Salute!

    Early Bird Dinner  – Mondays-Thursdays, 6:00pm-6:45pm

    The early bird gets the worm, and in this case, the worm is an exceptional dinner deal at Mercato for two or more. Opt for an early supper on any day between Monday to Thursday from 6:00pm-6:45pm to take advantage of a new “Early Bird” menu that checks out to a total ofHK$248 per person only. The 5-course meal includes dishes such Roasted Beet & Citrus Salad with Celery, Mint & Chilies, Lightly Fried Calamari with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Black Olives & Capers, Beef Short Rib Pizza with Spicy Tomato, Black Olives, Mozzarella & Pepperoncini,Crispy Skin Chicken with Braised Potatoes with Lemon, Golden Onion, Green Chili & Herbs and to finish off, a Mandarin Orange Chocolate Tart with 65% Dark Chocolate, Mandarin Sorbet.

    Late Night Cicchetti – Sundays-Thursdays, 9:30pm—11pm

    Late-night eaters, this one’s for you. Mercato is bringing to Hong Kong the culture of “Cicchetti”, a Venetian tradition of enjoying savoury small plates after hours. With 5 mouthwatering sharing-style dishes priced at HK$388 for 2 serving from 9:30pm-11pm on Sundays to Thursdays, look no further for the perfect meal to remedy those late-night cravings.

    Sunday Night Special – Sundays, 6:00pm-11:00pm

    Sunday Funday takes on a delicious new meaning with the launch of Mercato Hong Kong’s unbeatable new Sunday dinner promotion. Weekends aren’t complete without a little indulgence, so for Sunday nights, Chef Anthony has prepared a special 5-course menu of stunning seasonal dishes available from 6:00pm-11:00pm. With dinner priced at only HK$248 per person, there’s truly no better way to cap off a weekend. Remember to take a friend, because this incredible deal can only apply for a minimum of 2 guests. Savour Mercato’s signature dishes such as House Made Ricotta with Cranberry, Olive Oil & Grilled Bread, perhaps complemented by Lightly Fried Calamari, Spicy Tomato Sauce with Black Olives & capers. Other favourites include Rigatoni and Meatballs with Smoked Chili Tomato Ragu, Crispy Skin Chicken with Braised Potatoes, Lemon, Golden Onion, Green Chili & Herbs and of course, the famous Tiramisu – just to name a few!

    Editor’s Note:

    Mercato’s weekend brunch is served from 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays, with a la Carte family-style items starting from only HK$66 and a 2-hour free-flow drink package priced at an addition of HK$198.

    Restaurant Information:

    Opening hours:

    Lunch: MondayFriday 12pm-2:30pm / Weekend Brunch: 12pm-3pm / Aperitivo: Daily 5:30pm-7:30pm / Dinner: Daily 6pm-11pm 

    Address: 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

    Tel: 3706-8567

    Website: http://www.mercato-international.com/en/locations.php?aid=38

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mercatohongkong/

    Instagram: @mercato_hongkong

    About Three on the Bund

    Three on the Bund, a historic building on Shanghai’s most famous and elegant thoroughfare, The Bund, has been transformed into a leading epicurean lifestyle destination, where gastronomy, art, culture, and music converge to inspire a richer life – an elegant, sophisticated gathering place for vibrant people and stimulating ideas.

    The architecture, formerly known as the Union Building was erected in 1916 in free Renaissance style and was the first structure in Shanghai to employ a full skeletal steel framework, a pioneering design of its time to create the first open-plan office in China. It was first used as the China branch office of the Union Insurance Society. Later in 1935 the Mercantile Bank of India moved into the building and eventually bought it in 1941.

    In 2004, the unique heritage building was transformed into Three on the Bund by renowned American architect Michael Graves. The pioneering project focused on the restoration of an architectural treasure to its original grandeur. The goal was to bring back the glamour and prestige of 1930s Shanghai and establish the ultimate showcase for contemporary Chinese lifestyle. Today, it owns and manages 6 award-winning restaurants and bars, The Cupola, and Shanghai Gallery of Art. It is also home to German luxury leather goods brand MCM and Unico by Mauro Colagreco located on the 1st and 2nd floors respectively.

    About Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    Though Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and restaurateur, Jean-Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three and four star restaurants worldwide.

    Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean- Georges’ earliest family memories are of food. He began his training in a work-study program at Auberge de l’Ill as an apprentice to Chef Paul Haeberlin, then went on to work under Paul Bocuse and Master Chef Louis Outhier at L’Oasis in southern France. With this impressive three star Michelin background, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia and continued his training at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong. 

    It was during this time spent working and traveling throughout Asia that Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavors and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes.

    Jean-Georges is involved in every aspect of his restaurants – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection and trainings – in an ongoing effort to create restaurants that are both timely and enduring. Inspired by his travels, Jean-Georges is constantly developing fresh concepts and evolving as a chef and restaurateur, both adapting to and impacting the global culinary landscape.

    Jean-Georges has made culinary history and developed a reputation as remarkable as his food by tapping his deep understanding of the restaurant world and pairing it with his forward-thinking vision. Yet, after years of success, Jean-Georges’ favorite retreat is still the kitchen, and his favorite meals dished from a street cart in Thailand.