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208 Duecento Otto introduces a new menu featuring hearty and rustic dishes

September 18, 2013 Lifestyle 1 Comment Email Email

208 Duecento Otto - Insalata di Polpo Grigliata208 Duecento Otto is turning over a new leaf in time for autumn with a fresh new menu, created by executive chef Alan Marchetti.

With innovative additions and 208’s much loved signatures available, this buzzy bar is the perfect place to share a meal to remember.

New Antipasti include Insalata di Polpo Grigliata with grilled octopus, celery heart, datterini tomato and gaeta olives (HK$118), Capesante Tartufo e Piselli of Hokkaido seared scallops, peas, broad beans and black summer truffle (HK$148) and Tartar di Tonno Pinna Gialla of yellow fin tuna tartare, shallots, capers and gherkins (HK$148).

For Primi, the talented chef has rustled up the wholesome dish of Penne Bufala D.O.P with grilled peppers, zucchini and fresh Italian basil (HK$158). The Risotto alla Pescatora with Boston 208 Duecento Otto - Pizza Tartufomussels, manila clams, langoustine and squid (HK$188) as well as the Spaghetti alla Citarra con Ragu di Coniglio (HK$168) with rabbit, sage and gaeta olive ragu are also new additions to the menu.

All pizzas at 208 Duecento Otto are made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese imported from Italy and are prepared to the specifications of The Association Verace Pizza Napoletana and baked in a custom-designed pizza oven shipped in from Naples. The Pizza Tartufo with mozzarella, black summer truffle, smoked scamorza and roasted zucchini (HK$248) is a perfect addition to the already sinfully indulgent pizza selection.

Chocolate Fondant Pistachio Ice creamIn the mood for something a little more substantial?  For Secondi, Chef Alan has crafted dishes full of flavor including the 208 Grigliata Mista di Pescewith charred tiger prawns, sea bream, Hokkaido scallops, yellow fin tuna, squid, sea fennel and lemon caviar (HK$388) and the Fiorentina Originale di Manzo Chianino Italiano (HK$1488 – for 2 to 3 people).

For those with a sweet tooth, Chef Alan has concocted a healthier yet delicious option, Mousse di Fragole e Yoghurt of strawberry and yoghurt mousse (HK$88) as well as the Sgonfiotto al Cioccolato (HK$98) of chocolate fondant, pistachio ice cream and raspberries, for the perfect ending to any meal.

For guests who are looking for rustic and authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Hong Kong, 208 is just the place for it, especially with Chef Alan’s new additions to the menu.

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Al Winston says:

    The food looks great, but the owners shouldn’t have picked a name in a language they don’t know. The correct spelling of the number 208 in Italian is duecentotto; the misspelling takes away from the restaurant’s authenticity and credibility.

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