Monday, May 5, 2014

Hong Kong - Cecconi's

Veal meatballs served on tomato with shaved Parmesan 
and celery heart salad

Spiced ash fried calamari with chili, lemon and aioli 

Fresh buffalo mozzarella with tomato, olive and basil bruschetta

Orecchiette with Italian sausage and broccoli rabe

Sesame and pepper seared tuna with a warm salad of 
scallops, peas and cherry tomatoes

Australian beef tenderloin with whole roasted portbello mushroom, 
crispy pancetta and wilted spinach 

Restaurant Name : Cecconi's 
Location : 43 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong

Rating : 4 Marylicious Stars
Price Range : Around HKD$500 / person (3-course dinner with wine)

Summary : A cozy place worth visiting for its delicious flavorful dishes 

Taking advantage of a mid-week public holiday, I organized a small birthday celebration dinner for my good friend, Itai, and invited a couple more good friends, Elaine and Juliette.  All four of us are foodies, so the pressure was on for me to find a place that would fit the occasion.  And, we were definitely very satisfied with the overall dining experience at the end of the night.

While the overall dining experience was positive, there were a couple of downsides...  (1) the tables are too close to each other, so much so that it was difficult to get out of my seat...  (2) it was a bit difficult to catch the attention of the wait staff, even though we were waving our arms in the air...

Despite the above downsides, we had a great night catching up while enjoying our delicious food, and had many laughs over the stories shared at the table.

Cecconi's is definitely a place to re-visit, for its good food and relaxing atmosphere.  A suggestion would be to book a table by the sofa section, as there would be more room if you want / need to get out of your seat during dinner...

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