。Jamie’s Italian – 朝拜文化與美食集中地。
It has been opened for half a month. Lots of people come visit it just because of the name of Jamie Oliver. The online reservation is full till November and the restaurant highly recommends guests to walk in since 80% of seat are for walk-in guests only. And therefore, you may find a long queue outside the restaurant in the evening. I visited with a friend this day and was so lucky that my friend was able to get a number for queuing just before they stopped the queue at 7pm. We have waited for 2.5 hours to get a table.
Server bought us to our table, which was just in front of the kitchen, and showed us the menus. Head chef checked almost every dishes before asking the servers to bring it to the tables.
在來餐廳之前已食過第一頓晚餐，所以點了飲品、小食和甜品。友人不喝酒精飲品，點了homemade lemonade, 酸勁十足，非常提神。而我則點了Florence Fizz, 有很突出的接骨木花味道，淡紅色的外觀也十分吸引。
Since we already had our first dinner, we only ordered drinks, starters and desserts. My friend was not keen to alcoholic drink, so she decided to order homemade lemonade with refreshing sourness. For me, who always pick the alcoholic drink, chose the Florence Fizz with elder-flower favour.
For starter, crispy squid is definitely one of the most popular dishes, so we decided to order one. The squid was sliced to very thin layer and you can’t taste any greasiness at all.
Besides, we also ordered Arancini Margherita, which is the tomato & mozzarella risotto with spicy tomato sauce. The risotto is far too dry to enjoy though the melting mozzarella was quite tasty.
女士天生有兩個胃，另一個胃是只放甜品。食過兩道小食以後，其實已有點飽，但我們仍點了兩個甜品分享，先是Lemon Meringue Pie，是甚有驚喜的一道甜品，檸檬味很提神，而批邊鬆軟，配上批上的meringue，讓我不禁想encore一個。
After the starters, we still stuck to our plan and ordered 2 desserts. One is Lemon Meringue Pie, which is somehow my recent favourite. It was full of surprise. The delicious lemon filling matched perfectly with the meringue and the soft pie. I wanted to order another one after it.
Lastly I don’t think we can miss this Epic Brownie. Though the brownie is not tough enough, the good mixing popcorn and ice cream somehow gave us the satisfaction.
With this average price and the quality of food, I think it’s quite good already. However, is it worth the long wait? You may decide. I will return for the main course /pasta later when it’s not so crowded.
Address: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.