An Italian restaurant who’s been making New Yorker’s feeling very happy has recently launched in Hong Kong! The Black Sheep Group (the awesome people who brought us other hearty restaurants like Motorino (post) and La Vache (post) has now opened the contemporary and old school eatery: Carbone! I love the feel of the place. All the staff are dressed up and I love the classic Frank Sinatra songs blasting throughout the restaurants. Plush leather seats, colourful decor and delicious Italian fare lights up this restaurant.
So one busy day….I was looking forward to the feast I would be eating at night!
Fresh delicious homemade Cheesy Garlic bread. Its a hearty delicious cut…I really wanted more! But we over-ordered and had a huge meal coming!
Prosciutto for the table!
Carpaccio Piemontese $168 which I LOVED! I really liked the texture actually. It’s different…a bit more on the chewy side, but I really liked the arugula leaves and thinly sliced mushrooms that came with it! Beware…its a big serving!
Octopus Pizzaiolo $188 This was really good! The octopus was crunchy and perfectly flavoured. I really liked all the accompanying parts of this dish!
Mario’s Meatballs $168 The meatballs were one of their signatures and it was pretty good! The meat was soft, tender and flavourful! But by this point- I was pretty full!
But we had SO much more food to come! The side portion is HUGE. Its really American-sized….and the main is just as big!
Sides: Charred Broccoli $78..mmmm! So sad because we barely touched the sides and the main-we asked to to-go it, but ended up not taking it by accident! But honestly…its cause our food wasn’t packed or brought out! So, not entirely our fault we didn’t bring it back..sigh.
Sides: Funghi Trifolati $78…sooo good! Drenched in olive oil..Nice.
Carni: Double Lamb Chops $428 They’re ginormous!!
Great, friendly service! The lamb chops were MASSIVE…
Beautifully cooked! I’m not the biggest fan of lamb..but these babies were nicely done. Absolutely tender, succulent and juicy. The lamb meat were nicely seasoned and quite lean with just the right amount of fat. But soooo sad….we wasted it!! :/ We asked for it to be packed…but I don’t know- they forgot to bring it out, and we forgot to ask them for it again!
Dessert Wine! Overall I really enjoyed it. Service was friendly and nice. Food was hearty and good…its a nice spot for some good ol’ hearty Italian cooking…and its in the heart of LKF…perfect way to kick off a night of drinking and partying!
Carbone Hong Kong, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central. Tel: 2593-2593
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