Osteria Marzia is known for its fantastic culinary offerings, which take inspiration from the finest Italian coastal cuisine. For the 2022 summer season, they’ve introduced some new and delicious seasonal specials, a new lunch menu, and a tasting menu by Chef Luca Marinelli.
On the ground floor of The Fleming hotel in Wan Chai lives Osteria Marzia, a vibrant coastal Italian celebration of the ocean’s bounty. As spring gives way to the hot summers, the southern coastline abounds with sun-ripened vegetables and fruits for the picking. Osteria Marzia’s new seasonal dishes will take guests on a culinary trip through the blooming months of Italy’s seaside towns from Campania through Amalfi and down to Puglia.
New Seasonal Tasting Menu Experience at Osteria Marzia
The new six-course seasonal tasting menu immerses guests into the slow, sun-drenched, and utterly delicious way of Italian coastal living. For HK$788 plus a 10% service charge per guest, experience the finest ocean-inspired fare from Chef Luca – reminiscent of diving into the crystal-clear depths of the Adriatic Sea or frolicking on the white sand beaches of Sardinia.
The new tasting journey begins with the Italian cultural ritual of aperitivo, followed by the first course of Gambero Rosso (above), or Sicilian red prawns with trumpet zucchini and quinoa. Ventresca de Tonno features a Spanish tuna belly with a Tuscan-style Panzanella salad, Taggiasca olive tapenade and celery from one seafood delight to another. Calamarata, a tubular type of pasta given its name due to its resemblance to calamari, is served with brown butter, smoked oyster ragu and sweet garlic.
For the main course, guests can savour Pescato del Giorno all’Acqua Pazza, a fillet of market fish prepared with an exquisitely herbed broth of Hokkaido clams and date tomatoes. Dessert is a delectable affair of Freshly Churned Gelato and hand-made Cannoli Siciliani, a traditional sweet Sicilian pastry filled with ricotta, chocolate chips, cinnamon and candied orange.
New Lunch Menu at Osteria Marzia
Why not embark on an Italian seaside escape, if only for a few hours, with lunch at Osteria Marzia? Their new lunch menu features the best of Chef Luca’s signature dishes, starting with Crudi e Cotti such as Hamachi with cherry tomato, olive and basil, Frutti di Mare with market shellfish, tomato and basil, and Oysters (MP) by the half-dozen with tangy Lambrusco mignonette.
Paste features lovingly hand-made pasta dishes with Chef Luca’s twist on the classic Italian favourites, including Spaghetti with a rich and creamy Bronte pistachio paste and Sicilian anchovy and Chitarra with juicy Boston lobster and cherry tomato, among other choices. Pescato Del Giorno, or your choice of signature preparation for Osteria Marzia’s daily market fish, highlights the seasonality of the ocean’s bounty using premium ingredients.
Guests can choose from Simply Grilled, Siciliana, Salt-baked preparations or Acqua Pazza. Best enjoyed with a selection of sides such as Broccolini, roasted with garlic, anchovy and chillies, and Asparagus with garlic and lemon.
The curated three-course lunch experience with Pranzo Osteria includes a selection of one crudi e cotti, paste and dolce and is priced at HK$548 plus a 10% service charge per guest.
New Seasonal Dish Specials
Standout dishes of the season include Gambero Rosso (HK$318), a refreshing medley of Sicilian red prawn, trumpet zucchini and quinoa, Ventresca di Tonno, shown above (HK$328), Spanish tuna belly with Panzanella salad, Taggiasca olive tapenade and celery, and Calamarata (HK$328), a thick-ringed pasta that is served with brown butter, smoked oyster ragu and sweet garlic.
Address: G/F The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: Open Daily from 7:00 am
For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.osteriamarzia.com.hk.
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