Jamie’s Italian – Culture & Foodie Hop

。Jamie’s Italian – 朝拜文化與美食集中地。

Jamie’s Italian開業半個月,城中不少人慕名而來,網上預訂更已滿至11月,由於Walk-in的位置佔8成,預訂只佔2成,所以有不少食客在門外大排長龍,為的只是來朝聖。這天友人先到餐廳排隊取號碼,幸而在晚上7點前到達,剛好在截人龍之前趕到,足足等了2.5小時,才成功入座。

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.

IMG_1678侍者很快帶我們入座,位置剛好正正在廚房,看著主廚檢查各樣菜式,然後安排侍者上菜,感覺很嚴格。

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.

Head Chef Adrian Kavanagh
Head Chef Adrian Kavanagh

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.

Homemade Lemonade (left) and Florence Fizz (right)
Homemade Lemonade (left) and Florence Fizz (right)

小食點了crispy squid,見到太多檯客人點這個,也慕名而試了。魷魚切得很薄,炸粉也不厚,所以完全談不上油膩。

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.

Crispy Squid
Crispy Squid

另外也點了Arancini Margherita,簡單解釋就是蕃茄+Mozzarella的意大利飯糰,個人只是比較喜歡蕃茄醬汁,但飯糰偏乾。飯糰裡半溶的芝士是可口的,但整體實在是偏乾了,不禁要多喝幾口飲品。

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.

Arancini Margherita
Arancini Margherita

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.

Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie

最後少不了一道Epic Brownie,Brownie略嫌不夠硬身,但焦糖爆谷配上雲尼拿雪糕,是很不錯的配搭,鹹甜之間,食著食著又食光了。如果多一點朱古力醬便更好了。

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.

Epic Brownie
Epic Brownie

以中等的價位,有這樣的食物其實已相當不錯,但是值得花這麼長的時間排隊嗎? 那便見仁見智了。也許等熱潮過了,我會再來試一下主食的菜式。

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.

 

Jamie’s Italian:
Address: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.

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