Friday, August 5, 2011

Epic Dinner at Linguini Fini

Here's some Friday delishfest for you.
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Yummy pictures from a bloggers dinner at Linguini Fini.
Linguini Fini prides itself for using locally produced organic produce, sustainable seafood, head-to-tail pigs,  as well as all natural meats, rice and pasta. All fantastic and admirable principals, but most importantly, the food's gotta be good, right?

The dinner was...epic. We had at least 33 dishes that night (whew!), but I'll just show you my favorites...and I'll try to describe each in just two words.
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Stracetti di Manzo
Rare beef, artichokes, gorgonzola dolce, with anchovy aioli.
Two words, absolutely delicious!

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House Cured Lingua (Tongue)
I've always been a huge fan of tongue dishes. It could be really good when it's done well. The tongue was cut in perfect thickness, not too thin (I am not a big fan of thinly cut tongues), not too thick, very tender, and everything ingredients work well together. Love.
So, I've failed to describe this dish in only two words.
Sue me.

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White gold bars. 
Herb breaded pubblico mozzarella with marinara.
Soft and yummy cheese with crispy deep-fried exterior. What's not to like?

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Eggplant, Scamorza, Sundried tomato and basil flat bread.
The base has a good amount of crispness yet still kinda fluffy inside. Again, I hate it when it gets too thin and too crispy, so this was perfect for me. The toppings are super duper tasty. Love it.

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Chitarra.
Pasta with chicken liver, pancetta, sage, and brown butter.
Creamy and rich liver, perfectly cooked pasta. I adore. It's my favorite pasta of the night!

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Rotisserie Porchetta.
Pork belly, fennel sausage, chili mostarda.
Tender and juicy meat with crispy crackling. Yumminess!

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Lardo Roasted Chicken with basil and cherry tomato vinaigrette.
I normally avoid ordering roast chicken when I dine out, but this was absolutely lovely. Juicy, moist, flavorful.

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Cast Iron Charred Hanger Steak with caramelized onion aioli.
Nicely charred and tender, bursting with flavors. I took seconds :)

From the sweets department...
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Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Poppy Seed Gelato.
If I were to order my own dessert, this would be my last pick. I was very pleasantly surprised when I crowned this as my favorite dessert from the selection. The cake was perfectly moist, it's not too sweet, not too rich, just right. The gelato was indeed the perfect partner for it. Lovely.

If you wanna see which other dishes we tried that night, check out my Facebook Page.
I'll post the pictures there.
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The goodie bag's beyond adorable. I love how they encouraged us to make our own pasta.
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I had a lot of fun! I'll post what I made soon, stay tuned!
Linguini Fini Goodie Bag
Thank you for the lovely dinner and the memorable goodie bag, Linguini Fini!


Linguini Fini
1/F, The L Place, 139 Queen's Road, Central
Hong Kong
中環皇后大道中139號The L Place 1樓
They don't take reservations, so go early.

9 comments:

jisampedro said...

That is lots of food. Everything looks quite fresh and some mouthwatering dishes.

Between, what did you cook with the pasta set? sure you are saving for the next post :)

irene said...

great review!
the photos are lovely :9

Joanne said...

I love restaurants that strive for goals like this! Delicious.

Luatica said...

It all looks so good, but damn.

Crispy belly and crackling...

Breaded fried mozzarella...

I'm just drooling on front of the screen

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great, I like the pasta with brown butter sauce!

dwidlebug said...

awww Rit, the goodies bag is totally cute!!!

Steph said...

Amazing! Great pics! I am soo hungry now!

Razlan said...

I feel like printing out this page and bring to that place and order every single dish. I hope the bill won't kill me!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

razlan, you can order all my favorites, the bill won't kill you. enjoy with with a group of friends :D