24 Nov 2021 By AWAY IN STYLE

Chef Luca Marinelli At The Helm Of Osteria Marzia


 Chef Luca Marinelli presents a seafood-focused menu inspired by regional specialities, bringing a taste of coastal Italy to Hong Kong.

On the ground floor of The Fleming hotel in Wan Chai lives Osteria Marzia, a vibrant coastal Italian celebration of the ocean’s bounty. While we often dream of our sojourns along the Italian south coast to be sun-drenched, any pescatore (fisherman) will tell you that it is the cooler seasons when seafood is at its best. Osteria Marzia’s new seasonal dishes take guests on a culinary trip through the quieter months of Italy’s seaside towns from Campania through Amalfi and down to Puglia. With the tourists mostly packed up and gone home, these seaside towns and fishing communities go back to a slower pace of life and a simpler, though no less thoughtful, way of eating.

New Seasonal Dishes at Osteria Marzia

Standout dishes of the season include the incredibly fresh and light Seppia ($218) a dish of finely shaved cuttlefish topped with herby Sicilian bread crumbs that will convert any cuttlefish skeptic. The delicate Wild Snapper Crudo ($228) with roasted beetroot, horseradish and Amalfi lemon, and Grilled Hokkaido Scallops ($268) with Jerusalem artichoke puree, raisin and fennel are sure to delight. And a long time favourite for guests at Osteria Marzia, the lovingly hand-made pasta selection welcomes the newly added Tiger Prawn and Stracciatella Ravioli ($268), wrapped around creamy Swiss chard and swimming in crab broth, rounded out by the delectable Crispy Amadai ($468), a prestigious Japanese tilefish prepared acqua pazza, or poached lightly in herbed broth, the traditional way.

From citrus-laced crudos and handmade pastas imbued with maritime flavours to whole fish prepared with age-old techniques, every dish is a celebration of the season and the finest ingredients. Opened in late 2017, Osteria Marzia’s pescatarian dining experience showcases seasonal and locally sourced seafood with a light, bright contemporary menu shaped by the seasoned hand of Italian-born Chef Luca Marinelli. Open daily, the lofty dining room is perfect for anything from sun-soaked afternoon lunches to candle-lit dinners that evoke memories of breezy shores and late nights spent through Italy’s picturesque seaside towns. Chef Luca pays homage to the sacred tradition of seasonal eating that defines his Italian culture, presenting a menu focused on a seasonal dishes and a menu of some of the city’s best seafood dishes, making Osteria Marzia the ultimate destination for rustic yet refined Italian coastal dishes cooked from the heart.

Address: G/F The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours – Open Daily from 7am
Tel – (852) 3607 2253