Morning! Wait, it should be lunch time here, so good noon!
I’ve spent a lovely brunch Sunday with my girls in a Venetian-cuisine restaurant, Sepa, above the Soho gourmet zone in Hong Kong. Yes, Venetian, so it’s Italian cuisine basically, but something just different, like if you know the Venetian style of Spritz (they use Aperol). Anyways, I was not that keen to tell the great difference about Venetian food, but I was impressed and beloved by the lagoon-like vibe including those cute strip tees on their staff!!! How cute and “serious” they could be!
We’ve been there for the a-la-carte brunch menu (check menu here) which extends from eggs to pastas. Since I’ve been introduced to their very special and delicious carbonara with 63 degree Japanese egg, pork cheek and 12 month aged parmesan through my boyfriend, I’m literally dreaming and claiming I will go back and order it again. Strongly influenced by the authentic Italian standards from Italian mama and countryside kitchens, I’ve been able to recommend it to everyone who’s wanting carbonara recently and looking for an authentic version with just eggs, cheese and pepper. I suggest to order mezzo maniche (pasta) as so many Italians tell me “Short is the best” (Please if you are an Italian and you don’t agree with that, do shout out and let me know in the comment!!!) The brunch comes with free-flow drinks, opinion on you, but I did like their fresh-made orange juice (I really appreciate the juice squeezed from real oranges), and very impressively, I’ve got a cup of very good cappuccino when we moved to their “secret” backyard garden after the brunch.
What a lovely day! I hope you’ve also planned good time in the coming weekend with family and friends, see you soon.
早午餐的菜单不算丰富但从蛋类到意粉类的选择还是不少(check menu here)。自从第一次来是因为男友的极力推荐，试了他们的特别版卡邦尼意粉(carbonara)之后就一直念念不忘。在意大利转悠那会，吃了不少意大利妈妈还有乡村厨房里端出来的意式美食，这里的卡邦尼（63度温泉蛋、猪脸颊肉、12个月芝士）我有信心推荐给大家。建议可以点选mezzo maniche意粉，短短的意粉表现力往往好过长意粉，这个小论点是从众多意大利朋友的口里见证出来的，他们总是说“短的（意粉）才是最好的”（欢迎有不同意见的朋友大声在评论栏里喊出来）。早午餐可以升级无限任饮的酒类／非酒类饮品，我倒是挺喜欢他们的鲜榨橙汁，水灵灵的新鲜。他们的咖啡也是意料之外的有水准，饭后的我们移驾到后院里，享受一杯难得的好咖啡和“鸡肠”时光。
Address: 61 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong