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<<9th September 2021 – 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 Head Chef Fabiano Palombini, 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 gastronomic experience.
This September, Chef Fabiano Palombini introduces a fresh new take on the restaurant’s signature “Journey Around the World” menu using exceptional seasonal ingredients. The new menu celebrates Castellana’s journey since opening its doors two years ago in August 2019, making waves in the city as Hong Kong’s first and only Piedmontese restaurant. Castellana Hong Kong continues to stay true to its Piedmontese origins, while also infusing regional ingredients that reflects its unique journey in Asia.
NEW Castellana Journey Around the World Menu – Autumn Edition
The new Journey Around the World Autumn Edition menu is priced at HK$1,280+10% for 6-courses (additional HK$880 + 10% for 6 glasses of wine pairing), or HK$1,480+10% for 8-courses (and HK$980+10% with 8 glasses wine pairing). The menu is paired with an all-Italian wine list, carefully hand-picked by Castellana Hong Kong team to harmonize perfectly with each course.
The menu begins with an appetizing starter of Tartufo Sandwich, with homemade brioche pan-fried in Fromagerie Beillevaire demi salted butter, and a decadent spread of duck foie gras terrine, cured egg yolk, and shavings of Australian winter black truffles. The pairing drink of choice is Perrier Jouët, Champagne “Grand Brut” N.V., a fruity, toasty, and mineral Champagne that pairs well with the creamy and fatty sweetness of the sandwich.
Sicilian Red Prawn Tartar is a refreshing tartare of highly coveted Mazara del Vallo deep sea red prawns. These special prawns dwell within Mazara del Vallo, the deepest depression in the Mediterranean Sea, and have unique characteristics such as a slightly denser meat due to the pressure of the water. The prawns are seasoned simply with zucchini flower emulsion, parsley green oil, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and white pepper, served alongside a cold broth of prawn shells and toasted Turbot bones. This is paired with Manzone, “Rosserto” 2018, a white wine from Piedmont with balsamic notes and a persistent finish.
The anticipated handmade pasta dish of the season is Hokkaido Pumpkin Gnocchi & Lobster, homemade gnocchi made with Hokkaido pumpkin, which is pan-fried in seaweed butter and served with lobster emulsion sauce along with half a Boston blue lobster tail. The rich crustacean flavors are complemented by an Italian Riesling, Vajra, Riesling “Petracine” 2020, which features a nice acidity and muted sweetness.
“Egg Emotion Risotto” is a dish of Carnaroli risotto cooked with shallot oil, topped with slow-cooked egg yolk whisked with crème fraiche and Grana Padano. For the final touch, the dish is topped with a quenelle of pressed Petrossian Caviar. Savour the rich and creamy risotto with Roero, Matteo Correggia 2018, a warm, powerful and full-bodied red wine made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes.
The secondi courses use some of the finest meat and seafood ingredients from around the world. “Wild Turbot” is a wild-caught Mediterranean turbot from Brittany, slow-cooked with aromatic herbs and served with brown hazelnut butter, parsley green oil and a refreshing Alpine herbs salad. The juicy and delicate wild turbot pairs well with Damilano, Chardonnay 2017, a Piedmont classic that is elegant in the mouth with touches of soft oak and vanilla toast.
This is followed by a “Rangers Valley” Australian tenderloin wagyu smoked with apple and oak chips, served with a layer of fermented red bell pepper sheets and topped with Petrossian’s Ossetra Tsar Imperial Caviar – considered one of the finest caviar selections in the world. This is paired with Paitin, Barbaresco “Serraboella” 2016, a Barbaresco red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes, red fruits, violet, and hints of rose on both the nose and palate.
New desserts on the menu include a slow-cooked Hasselback Apple cooked in Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and maple syrup, served with Valrhona Opalys white chocolate snow. This is paired with Marchesi di Barolo, Moscato d’Asti “Zagara” 2019, a light sweet wine with creamy bubbles that give light to the underlying rich stone fruit flavours.
The full “Castellana Journey Around the World” menu with wine pairings, serving from mid-September onwards, is as below:
Castellana Journey Around the World Menu Autumn Edition
HK$1,280 for 6-courses (add HK$880 for 6 glasses of wine pairing)
HK$1,480 for 8-courses (add HK$980 for 6 glasses of wine pairing)
Homemade pan brioche, Lafitte foie gras, Australian black truffle
Deep sea red Mazara del Vallo red prawn tartare
Piedmontese Veal, Figs and Foie Gras Terrine
Egg Emotion Carnaroli Risotto and Kristal Caviar
Homemade Hokkaido pumpkin gnocchi, Brittany lobster
Homemade Tagliolini, Au Koque Carbonara
Wild Turbot, Brown Buttermilk, Alpine Herbs Salad
Racan Pigeon and Truffle
“Rangers Valley” Australian smoked wagyu M9, “Oscietra” caviar
Napa Valley Apple, white chocolate snow
Chocolate Truffle Tarte
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.
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.
Address: 10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: 3188 5028
Hours of Operation:
Lunch – Monday – Saturday 1200pm-230pm
Dinner – Monday -Saturday 600pm-0000am