Italian dining at its finest with menus for Christmas, New Year and Boxing Day
HONG KONG – Domani opened last month with the ambition of being Hong Kong’s finest Italian dining establishment. With Mauro Uliassi, a Michelin star chef behind the menu, a contemporary and artistic glass gazebo to call home and a relaxed ambience of modern elegance, Domani is set to reignite Hong Kong’s dining scene.
2 Michelin Star Chef, recipient of three prized Gambero Rosso forks and this year’s winner of the prestigious Kungsfenan Award for the best seafood restaurant in the world, Mauro Uliassi’s menu for Domani takes its culinary cue from the traditions of the north eastern Adriatic Coast of Italy, specifically the seaside towns of Senigallia and Ancona. It will serve variations of traditional dishes including unique combinations of flavours and ingredients.
Mouth-watering specialties of the house include dishes like Albanella di crostacei e molluschi prepared by cooking langoustine, tiger prawns, crabs, clams, shrimp, and vegetables and seasonings individually, then placing them in a bell jar to lock in the flavours. The jar is heated and shaken before serving, and theatrically finally opened in front of the diner for maximum appreciation of the aromas. Further menu items include fondente di patate con gelatina di tartufo nero e mazzancolle which combines prawns, vegetables, truffles and black squid ink with seasoning and herbs to celebrate the seasonal delicacy and subtle flavours of the truffle.
Mauro Uliassi also has a restaurant in Senigallia where for the last 18 years he has served Italian classics in inventive ways at his flagship restaurant, Uliassi.
This month, Chef Mauro and his reputed crew have put together 5 special selection menus that will truly captivate the senses for the coming festive season. For Christmas day dinner, seven delectable courses will be served along with Domani’s finest Italian wine for HKD 1,200 per head. The menu includes: a smoked pork lion with grana padano cheese as a starter, later a homemade veal cappelletti in traditional Christmas broth and to end this sumptuous feast, a decadent torroncino semifreddo, hazelnut crumble and chocolate ice cream.
El Grande Holdings Ltd. owns and operates over 25 restaurants and bars, 13 in Hong Kong
Mauro Uliassi, Menu Creator & Guest Chef
Michelin star winner and recipient of three prized Gambero Rosso forks, Mauro Uliassi comes to Domani from his restaurant in Senigallia to dazzle Hong Kong with his avant-garde approach to cooking. Introduced to the restaurant business at an early age, he longed to know more and improve upon the dishes of his father’s restaurant. After recognizing the culinary arts as his true calling in life, he graduated from a catering and hospitality school and toured great restaurants across Italy.
For the last 18 years, he has come up with new and inventive ways to serve Italian classics at his flagship restaurant, Uliassi, combining the best of international cooking methods and traditional Italian dishes – like his fritto, which marries Japanese tempura and the freshness of seafood from the Adriatic Sea. Presenting stylish variations on traditional dishes and surprising his guests with unique combinations of flavors and ingredients, Uliassi continues to receive praise of the highest order.
Impact Asia Limited
By Cherie Lau