The Naked Chef strips back Italian cooking in Hong Kong
Jamie Oliver has offered Hong Kong a British take on Italian Cuisine (see our thoughts here) but now it’s the Americans turn to show us what they’ve got.
From one cultural melting pot to another, Carbone has arrived from Greenwich Village to Central. Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick took the dining scene by storm when they opened Carbone last April in New York – receiving numerous accolades such as a coveted Michelin star rating and a five-star review from Time Out New York. Now arrived in Hong Kong in the LKF Tower, central, the New York-style Italian restaurant pays homage to mid-20th century New York, where delicious and authentic Italian food was served in an elegant yet unpretentious setting.
Expect big unabashed New York-Italian favourites such as baked clams, linguini vongole, chicken scarpariello and veal parmesan, all reimagined and elevated to compete in Hong Kong’s bustling food scene. Combine this with the contrast between the nostalgic antique brass chandeliers, music from legendary artists such Frank Sinatra and the contemporary art collection and waiters in tuxedos designed by Zac Posen – and you have a charismatic recipe for success.
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