Monday, February 13, 2012
208 Duecento Otto chef Enzo Carbone has revamped its menu of the trendy Sheung Wan restaurant and if you're hankering for a hearty delicious meal, this place will hit the spot. He serves up some updated dishes or innovative twists to classics that will take a few return trips to sample them all.
Another hearty dish is the homemade ricotta and spinach tortellini (HK$178) that was filled with burnt walnut pesto cream and garnished with a piece of dried proscuitto. There was lots of minced spinach in there mixed with the pesto cream for a light green coloured filling.
Meat eaters will savour the braised Wagyu cheek (HK$188), melt-in-the-mouth heartiness that's perfect for cold weather, with carrots, tomatoes, creamy celaric puree garnished with turnip crisps.
Fish fans will enjoy the line caught black cod fish cartoccio (HK$248). It's baked in paper to cook the fish in its own juices along with charred peppers, cherry tomatoes, lemon, parsley and anchovy bread crumbs. The dish was served sealed at the table and we were given scissors to open it up and the smells erupted from the paper parchment pouch. Delish.
Alternatively the apple tarte tartin is a delicate piece of pastry that gets a strong kick from the honey ginger ice cream (HK$98).
208 Duecento Otto continues to draw in customers not only from the neighbourhood but also those who are fans of Italian cuisine. Even the bella signora Italian Consul-General was dining at the next table.
So you know the food's gotta be pretty good.
208 Duecento Otto
208 Hollywood Road