Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Pizza, Pasta... Magnifico!

Saturday, lunchtime. Ordered a pasta and pizza. Loved the foccacia and dipped it in olive oil artfully blended with balsamico. Pasta was freshly made; and though a little too thick and heavy in texture for my taste, the sauce, composed of San Daniele ham (they only make 1000 of these a year in Italy), porcini and cream, was heavenly. Generous quantities of sliced porcini gave off buttery bursts of flavor; the ham was slightly smoky. Ordered a quattro formaggi (gorgonzola, fontina, mozarella and parmesan) on the thinnest thin crust this side of HK. Washed it all down with a baduy glass of fresh oj (should've had a glass of chianti). Ended the meal with a lovely dessert platter which costs all of 60 and had, on the huge and artistically designed plate, five, yes, five kinds of desserts. Pretty little things like apple pie with a home-made vanilla ice cream (soaked vanilla pods give off a special taste and aroma not found in commercial ice cream, but I could be wrong), chocolate mousse (my personal favorite), tiramisu, raspberry panna cotta with orange caramel sauce and espresso creme brulee (Derrick's fave). All these for 500. Not bad, not bad at all. Baci at Lan Kwai Fong. When I enjoy a meal, I capture the moment and relish the memory. Buon appetito!

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