Most people love Italian food, but I bet most don’t know that there are 20 regions in Italy, and each has its own unique customs and traditions, including food and wine options.
This season, Isola wants to introduce Hong Kong to the breadth and depth of Italian food with its new regional menus. Each regional menu ($428/person) is available for a two-week period.
Here’s what’s covered:
Recently, I had the chance to try the Journey to Trentino South Tyrol menu and was pleasantly surprised. This region is in the north, where both Isola’s chef and manager are from. We had great fun learning about how the colder temperatures there result in homier food. Each dish was new for me.
Clockwise from bottom left: starters of seasonal salad with wild mushrooms, flour cream and chanterelle mushrooms with tomato sauce
Trentino-style barley soup
Homemade canederli with beef ragout and meat broth
Roasted lamb chops in Tyrol-style sauce
Stewed sturgeon with potato and cabbage
When I left Isola, I felt like I’d just had dinner at a friend’s house (food-wise, Isola’s location is still quite glam with the skyline and all). The dishes had a “just like Mom used to make” quality, and the portion sizes were generous.
Check out the Friuli Venezia Giulia (2–15 September 2019) and Puglia (16–29 September 2019) menus before this special series is over!
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This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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