A breath-taking view, spectacular water fountain and the luxurious chandeliers, there is nothing better than to lunch at Tosca. It’s not the opera, but a note-worthy Michelin Star Italian restaurant set at The Ritz Carlton 5-star hotel. The setting is dramatic and comforting with a busy open kitchen and spaced apart velvet seatings. Staff serves upon a bread basket with a range of rolls, including crispy parmesan cheese flatbread, black olive brioche, herbs bun and sourdough toast. To begin, the sea tiramisu with red prawn carpaccio and seafood foam will easily satisfy a seafood lover, whereas the langoustine is paired with fresh salad leaves and creamy crab mayo, plated wonderfully like a piece of art.
The spaghetti “alla chitarra” is so lovely-looking, wrapped with swordfish, topped with baby squid and a drizzle of black olive oil. The langoustine tortellini, on the other hand, is delicately made one piece with flavorful bisque-like sauce.
While the first two courses are too beautiful to dig in, the following fatty roasted pork belly and a Milanese nera coated turbo are lacking a tad of wow-factor, yet both are made flaky and tender.
Before reaching the end of the 4-course meal, we make sure to save room for desserts. Favourite is the textures of chocolate by Tosca with passion fruit, creamy mousse, mini lava cake, sorbet and a lemon curd-gold flakes combo slice; all teamed to form this intensive chocolate opera. An aesthetic plating of deconstructed cheesecake is also interesting with cherry tomato jelly, sweet rhubarb and bay leaf ice cream. Finally, this sophisticated lunch is ended with a selection of petit fours, including chocolate squares and icing-coated tangerine cakes from the Chef.
Parmesan Flatbread, Black Olive Brioche, Herbs Bun, Sourdough
Sea Tiramisu Red Prawns Carpaccio, Seared Scallop & Parsley Cream
Langoustine with Young Leaves Salad & Crab Mayonnaise
Green Spaghetti “Chitarra”, Swordfish , Baby Squid & Black Olive Oil
Tortellone Zucchini, Mussels, Langoustine, Saffron & Leek Sauce
Roasted Pork Belly, Pine Nut Pesto, Asparagus Tips & Garlic Flower
Turbot Steak in “Milanese nera” with Seafood and Lemon Emulsion
Tosca Chuao 82% Chocolate Delight with Passion Fruit
Chocolate Slice with Passionfruit Curd, Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Sorbet
My Cheesecake with Rhubarb & Bay Leaf Ice Cream
Address: Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2263 2270
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30, 18:00-22:30 ; Sun 11:00-15:00, 18:00-22:30