6 exclusive seafood dishes not to be missed during Art Month in Hong Kong

by: Angie Kwon
27 Feb 2017

Excited for Art Month? We certainly are! Here are 6 art-inspired seafood dishes exclusive to this year’s Art Month:

Risotto al Nero di Seppia con Calamaretti e Capesante @ GIÀ TRATTORIA
GIÀ TRATTORIA will be dishing up a squid-ink risotto with calamari and scallops as part of their ‘art-inspired’ menu exclusively this art month. The risotto is a delicious replication of the painting “Almond Blossoms (1876)” by Italian Impressionist painter Antonio Mancini. The risotto mimics the contrasting colour palette– the calamari garnished on top represent the almond blossoms that appear in the original painting.   

Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King St, Wan Chai, 25118081;

Tapestry on a Plate @ Armani/Aqua
As part of their art-inspired “Tapestry on a Plate” dish for art month, this dish is an Orbetello sea bass carpaccio layered with avocado, seasoned vegetables, toasted hazelnuts and lemon foam. This fun and vibrant dish resembles the colourful landscape inspired by the expressive works of artist Katharina Grosse. 

LANDMARK CHATER, 2/F, Landmark Chater, 8 Connaught Rd, Central, 3583 2828;

Blackened Miso Salmon @ CÉ LA VI
This is one of the seafood highlights from CÉ LA VI exclusive for this art month. The Blackened Miso Salmon is inspired by the chef’s memories of Louisiana. Marinated for 2 days, the salmon is rubbed with a mixture of spices and then pan-seared until black, earning its name. The meal is balanced with a mascarpone cream flavoured with roasted seaweed and garlic.

25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar St, Central, 3700 2300; 

Bluefin Tuna Tartar @ Four Seasons Hong Kong
This is an a la carte seafood dish that will appear as part of a special tasting menu from an artistic collaboration between celebrated chefs: Chef Kazumi Sawada and Chef Andrea Accordi. Small cubes of bluefin tuna are adorned with Italian salted capers and blood orange. Finished with a splash of homemade pine nut milk, fruity olive oil and lime zest.

8 Finance St, Central, 3196 8888;

Scallop Pumpkin Soup @ Dragon-i 
This adorable dish is one part of Dragon-i's 5-course meal of Lan Kwai Fong's “savouring art” project, a project that focuses on the collab of food and art this art month. A whole pumpkin is used as a bowl foundation of this vibrant dish. This smooth pumpkin soup has a sweet and hearty taste due to the chicken broth base, and the big pieces of juicy scallops swimming inside. The brush doesn't come with the soup, it’s actually served with a Chinese-style soup spoon.

The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central, 3110 1222;

Scallop @ Mercedes Me
Another LKF “savouring art” dish, this energetic dish is simply called “Scallops” but it’s not as simple as its name. These perfectly seared scallops are matched with Iberico ham and squid ink crackers, and finished with a beetroot-based sauce. It’s an interesting dish where the textures, colours and flavours are all different, but somehow go well harmoniously together.

Floor G, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road, Central, 2895

Angela Kwon