- Menu from 2-24 October at Lai Chi Kok Eating Vacation spot
- Paying Homage to soulful Culinary Origins of Michelin-Star Mecca for Epicureans
(Hong Kong) – Spanish taverna Rustico is celebrating Spain’s Nationwide Day with a Three-weeks lengthy tribute to Basque Nation delicacies at stylish Lai Chi Kok eating vacation spot D2 Place One this October.
On the Bay of Biscay in north-west Spain between San Sebastian and Bilbao, the autonomous area is famend as a Michelin-star mecca for epicureans. With a complete of 17 Michelin stars, the area boasts extra of the culinary accolades than anyplace on this planet.
However past outstanding cooks creating culinary wonders in kitchens like laboratories of technical wizardry, Chef Carlos Salvador Asensio at Rustico is paying homage to the constructing blocks of this astonishing centre of recent gastronomy – taverna-style snacks and classics that really outline the area’s conventional, soulful delicacies.
The menu served from in the present day to 24 October, embracing Spain’s Nationwide Day on 12 October, contains a broad vary of sometimes humble fare – from Most Conventional “PINTXO” skewer with Cantabrian Anchovies, Basque Chili and Inexperienced Olives (HK$88), to Spanish Snails Stew (HK$158), within the area’s distinctive ‘vizcaina’ sauce made from pink onions and choricero pepper puree.
Tolosa´s Purple Beans Stew, with Chorizo and Pork (HK$148), is a specialty of the farming city of Tolosa, 20 miles south of San Sebastián, the place the dish is widely known with a pageant every November the place the native “Bean Brotherhood” of cooks compete over the perfect recipe for stews made with their native pink beans when they’re newly-harvested ‘pochas’, freshly-shelled quite than dried.
Juicy Cod Throat Tortilla (HK$138), Fish Cake Basque Fashion (HK$128) and the everyday fisherman’s stew, Conventional Garlic and Cod Fish Soup (HK$98), are conventional Basque recipes for salt cod, which have been adopted nationwide.
Corn Tortilla with Spanish Txistorra Sausage and Cider Onion (HK$88) celebrates the area’s scrumptious, smoky chorizo sausage, seasoned with smoked pimentón de La Vera paprika and contemporary garlic; whereas Basque Crab “Centolla” Juicy Rice (HK$488) is a standard San Sebastian recipe for the area’s favorite crustacean, spider crab.
Amongst different Basque specialties, Tudela´s Artichokes Confit with Conventional Black Soup and Serrano Ham (HK$118) celebrates the four distinctive ‘Tudela Artichoke’, referred to as the ‘flower of the market backyard’ with its personal designation of high quality from the Ribera area of Navarre.
Charcuterie is taken into account the soul of Basque delicacies, and grilled USA Prime Rib Bone-in (1kg) Grain Fed over 365 Days (HK$1,188) is served Basque-style model with artichokes, new potatoes, and piquillo peppers. Rainbow Trout full of Serrano Ham (HK$288) is garnished historically with garlic, parsley, and additional virgin olive oil.
Finishing the standard menu is Basque’s well-known profiterole-style dessert, Pastry Tubes crammed with Chocolate Cream and Vanilla Cream (HK$65).
Wine pairing is with a number of iconic Spanish favourites together with glowing Mastinell Brut Actual Reserva Cava; reds from Ribera del Duero together with Arribes de Duero’s Abadengo Reserva and Toro’s Carodorum ISSOS; and white wines together with Salamanca’s La Zorra eight Virgenes, with Luzdivina choices from Balorio Ants and Los Pedregales from Bierzo.
Rustico is called after its conventional rustic Spanish taverna décor modelled after typical Catalan eating places – full with picket beams, an open kitchen with hanging jambon, pots and pans, and pink brick/tile mosaic flooring. In true ‘taverna’ model, the intimate venue even incorporates semi-outdoor al fresco seating below grapevines.
Seating 80, Rustico serves genuine Spanish tapas in a relaxed and chic setting that’s distinctly fashionable with covert Spanish accents. The open kitchen invitations diners to work together with the kitchen and observe Chef Carlos Salvador Asensio’s culinary expertise.
Rustico is positioned on G01, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. For inquiries or reservations, please name (852) 2743-4511, or go to www.rustico.com.hk for extra info.
Rustico opens every day from 12:00 midday to 10:30 pm, providing lunch, comfortable hour and dinner menu choices with conviviality fuelled by Spanish sangrias, cocktails, wines, and spirits.