Summer is a season that stimulates the senses, and the colours red and green embody this vibrancy. The energy released by these two colours stimulates people’ appetite for something new and exciting. Summer is not short of brightness.
Local markets are the real backbone of Italian cuisine – a stroll around any local market in Italy during summertime is a splendid experience. The secret of Italian cuisine lies in the use of seasonal ingredients. Eating seasonally means eating produce at the height of its flavour. This concept applies particularly wonderfully during the summer months, when everything is fresh (no jarred-for-years or deep-freeze ingredients are typically used during the hot months). Eat the right ingredients in the right months to experience the very best of Italian cuisine.
Chefs narrate stories through their dishes by assembling together various characters to fill their menus. Summertime offers a plentiful cast, both of vegetables and fruits: peas, fennel, melons, courgettes, apples, figs, grapefruit, peppers and many more.
On Thursday, 15 June 2017 take advantage of the start of the season and enjoy a four-course menu by Casa Rinaldi Corporate Chef Simone Bianchi for an authentic Italian summer treat.
The four-course menu:
Cauliflower flan with pea purée
Penne with cauliflower and anchovy
Etna Bianco DOC
Grilled octopus with fennel and grapefruit
Red apple strudel
When: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Where: ilBelPaese is Casa Rinaldi, 299 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Price: $590/person (4 courses; wine pairings included)
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