Spanish September: Special Tasting and Tapas Menus at Rustico this month

Iberian country-style restaurant Rustico is refining its touch this September with special menus from guest chef Jaume Puigdengolas. The Barcelonian is best known for his leadership at award-winning Restaurante Skina, frontrunner of Marbella’s gastronomic landscape.

The two menus presented this month will be the Executive Tasting Menu (September 4-7, 2017) and the Special Tapas Menu (September 1-3 and 8-24, 2017). The latter was crafted in collaboration with Rustico’s very own Executive Chef Carlos Salvador.

What can you expect from the limited edition dishes? Traditional Spanish cuisine with an innovative twist – the formula to Skina’s success. The Executive Tasting Menu includes two savory aperitifs and two starters followed by a delectable Roasted Mullet and Saffron “Suquet”.


Diners can then choose between two meat dishes; Gafencu highly recommends the Duck Rillette with Vegetables. The alternative would be the Cannelloni of Roast Veal with Light Béchamel, Cream Cheese and truffle. After the rich feast, seal the deal with the expertly textured Chocolate Rock for dessert. Set aside HK$880 per person for this degustation.

If you want a more casual taste of Puigdengolas’ touch, go for the à la carte seasonal tapas menu instead. Our top picks were the Spicy Mussel Croquette stuffed in Shell (HK$118), the vegetarian Zucchini Flower with Zucchini Pesto (HK$128) and the Fresh Squid with Burnt Leeks and ROMESCO Sauce (HK$118).

Located in the up-and-coming district of Lai Chi Kok, Rustico will continue to offer its much-loved, traditional Spanish fare and cocktails alongside the set and tapas menus. The well-loved tapas and wine bar is known for serving traditional Catalan favourites with a modern twist.

Rustico. G01, G/F, D2 Place1, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong (D2 Exit from Lai Chi Kok MTR). Open daily 12:00nn-10:30pm. +852 2743 4511. 

Text: Julienne Raboca

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