Spiga, a tribute to Italian cuisine by two Michelin star Chef Enrico Bartolini, is set to open his first restaurant outside of Italy in Hong Kong’s Central business district in November.
Chef Bartolini is renowned for truly authentic Italian cuisine, preparing traditional dishes using innovative techniques and quality Italian ingredients. The setting will be just as dramatic, with cinematic 1950s Italian interior design by Joyce Wang Studio that captures the romance and intrigue of vintage Italy.
Born in Tuscany but heavily influenced by the North East, Chef Bartolini perfectly merges the cooking styles of Lombardy and Piedmont to bring out the authentic flavours of Italy. Famously known to create top-notch contemporary classic cuisine, Chef Bartolini draws inspiration from the past but is firmly rooted in the present with perfectly executed dishes for Spiga. Chef Bartolini is famous for his restaurants in Milan, Bergamo and Castiglione della Pescaia.
Spiga will offer Chef Bartolini’s signature tasting menu of the original recipes that earned the chef his highly coveted two Michelin stars. Traditional Italian dishes and flavours such as the Osso Buco and Vitello Tonnato will also have a place on the menu to showcase Chef Bartolini’s ability to pull new and striking flavours from traditional dishes by updating the way each dish is prepared.
Inspired by intriguing elements of Italian heritage, designer Joyce Wang introduces interiors that bring out the playful, yet decidedly sophisticated side of Italian dining. The restaurant’s 128 seat interiors are divided into thematic areas that conjure Italy’s vernacular landscape of piazzas, olive gardens and urban train stations while celebrating the height of vintage 1950s Italian aesthetic culture. With warm cognac, olive green and brown tones splashed from the terrazzo stone floors to the ceilings, 60 pieces of vintage lighting and iconic furniture sourced from around the world; Spiga’s interiors will introduce guests to a different Italy on each visit.