Hong Kong eatery Osteria Marzia is celebrating the European summer season with a raft of new menus spotlighting the dishes and produce of Southern Italy’s seaside towns. 

The restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of The Fleming hotel in Wan Chai, has launched a new seasonal tasting menu experience that immerses guests into the slow, sun-drenched way of Italian coastal living. Created by chef Luca Marinella, the six-course culinary journey of ocean-inspired fare begins with an aperitivo, followed by the first course of gambero rosso, or Sicilian red prawns with trumpet zucchini and quinoa. Highlights include ventresca de tonno Spanish tuna belly with a Tuscan-style Panzanella salad, Taggiasca olive tapenade and celery, as well as calamarata pasta served with brown butter, smoked oyster ragu and sweet garlic. 

Osteria Marzia, The Fleming hotel Hong Kong

Marinella has also devised a new lunch menu that features the best of his signature dishes, starting with crudi e cotti raw and cooked delicacies such as hamachi fish with cherry tomato, olive and basil, frutti di mare with market shellfish, tomato and basil, and oysters by the half-dozen with tangy Lambrusco mignonette. The menu also features hand-made pasta dishes such as spaghetti with a rich and creamy bronte pistachio paste and Sicilian anchovy, and chitarra with juicy Boston lobster and cherry tomato, while the pescato del giorno highlights the seasonality of the ocean’s bounty using premium ingredients.