Sunday, November 1, 2015
Tosca's Wine Lunch
The 4-course menu of the afternoon was based on some of the most classical dishes in Piedmontese cuisine, specially crafted by Chef Pino's kitchen team and available only as the set menu for a limited time. Generally speaking, Piedmontese cuisine was rustic in style, leaning towards meat and rich cooking using regional ingredients and the dishes today followed the same traits of down-to-earth cooking, given a fancy presentation.
It was a great 4 hours spent with lovely food and wine on the table, wonderful view through the window and great conversation across the seats. While obviously it made no sense comparing with the time we wined and dined in situ with the picturesque Piedmont mountains in sight and local ingredients readily available, we figured this is as close as it can be without having to travel thousands of miles. Kudos to Pino's great cooking for the special menu and Leo's right-on-the-money wine selection.
More pictures on my Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/albums/72157659864672908
When? October 24 2015
Where? Tosca, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Piedmont style beef loin with castelmagno polenta and baked cauliflower
2013 Marchesi di Barolo Roero Arneis
2010 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco DOCG "Serraqrilli"
2010 Marchesi di Barolo Barolo DOCG "Cannubi"
2013 Marchesi di Barolo Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG "Gatie"
Marchesi di Barolo Grappa di Barolo
Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Chinato