Posto Pubblico Restaurant in Hong Kong
"Posto Pubblico" is definitely going to be one of our regular restaurants each time we will be in Hong Kong. Actually just 'restaurant' is not enough, because Posto Pubblico is much more than that.
It is a place to hang out for a drink, or to meet your friends before a night out in Lan Kwai Fong (where the restaurant is located), or - of course, for an exquisite dinner, rigorously Italian-New York style. Thanks to my friend Josephine for insisting we try this new Restaurant.
Posto Pubblico, translated from Italian literally means "public place", and a public place it is. A lot of different situations go on at the same time in the same place.
It was a pleasure to be sitting on our table near the entrance (it was there, magically waiting for us - empty and set - when we entered the otherwise completely full restaurant).
From our privileged point of observation it was fun to look at the many people who at night - in Lan Kwai Fong - walk back and forth from a bar to a club, from a restaurant to a bar, and listening to the laughs and 'cheers' coming from the nearby tables. And of course the best part of it all, their natural food menu.
Service at Posto Pubblico was impeccable and the staff really nice, and this is one of the reasons why we decided a review of Posto Pubblico 'had' to be published on Adversus.asia.
So nice that a small miscommunication between us and the waiter, about wine, ended up in an extra serving of wine 'on the house'. A couple of complimentary glasses of red wine magically appeared on our table.
The menu is top quality. Strange and interesting at the same time, their Spaghetti Marinara - which in Italy are typically spaghetti seafood - are here instead the most traditional type of spaghetti, with tomato sauce and basil. Strange, but excellent. My Grass-Fed New York Strip was big, and tasty. And soft. As I like it. But I will not bother with the full list of what we had that night at "Posto Pubblic" and/or how good it was. Because it was good. And because it is probably not so important to publish the list of what we ate that night.
If you are in Hong Kong on a business trip, of for a short holiday, try to find Posto Pubblico, just go to Lan Kwai Fong and look for Elgin Street, use your GPS (as we did ;) ) or ask around it is worth the effort.
Dries van Noten
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