Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Travel is always a good source of inspiration and even better when it's in southern Italy! Sun, seafood... and more sun! Tosca's chef de cuisine Vittorio Lucariello recently went there to do some culinary research. He worked in some Michelin-starred restaurants and ate in others on a short 10-day trip and came back with hardly a paunch and some new ideas. The results are nothing short of new culinary heights for a restaurant located on the 102nd floor of the Hong Kong's highest building.
Dessert was a tart finish of a lemon sponge "delizia" cake drizzled in almond milk and garnished with dried strawberry slices. Here the cake was a bit bland which made me pine for the restaurant's famous tiramisu which is the best in town!
Nonetheless chef Vittorio has definitely brought the taste of southern Italy to Hong Kong -- so try it if you can.
102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West