Tosca di Angelo at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong proudly celebrates the unbound talents of amazing female chefs from Italy with the “Gems & Pearl – An Italian Culinary Journey” (2019-2020 Edition), curated by acclaimed food personalities Andrea Petrini and Florent Bonnefoy. Over the next 12 months, Chef Angelo Aglianó, Director of Tosca di Angelo, is inviting five prominent chefs from Italy to work with him to craft unique Italian dishes for guests to relish and provide the opportunity for Hong Kong gourmets to meet these high-caliber international talents and savor their cuisines first hand. 

For the first time, our five ambassadors, or “Gems”, are introduced to the Pearl of the Orient – Hong Kong – to work with the Tosca di Angelo team to create exclusive, one-off dishes melding the talents and unique styles of each chef with Chef Angelo’s. The Festival takes you from the inner Tuscan countryside to the Italian-Slovenian border; from the family rituals of Emilia-Romagna to Milan, center stage of elegance and design; and up to Salina Island, one of the best-kept gastronomic secrets in the Mediterranean. This all-exclusive, all-women line-up is ready to impress. 

“When I was little, I lived with my mother and sisters back in Sicily. I used to think women were representations of finesse and gentleness. I never knew women could be so strong until I worked with a female restaurant director in Paris decades ago. Her passion and dedication to the kitchen and restaurant, not to mention the attention to details totally blew my mind,” Angelo recalls. “I am thrilled to welcome these amazing ladies from my home country to take the helm of Tosca di Angelo with me, curating unforgettable gourmet experiences that are going to impress our discerned diners.” 

“I am proud to present this phenomenal guest chef series at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. This is Tosca di Angelo’s first time ever bringing in such immense female culinary talents. Without Angelo, the mastermind of this unique dining concept, and his talented team of ladies and gentlemen, this one-of-a-kind experience would not be possible,” says Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. 

The one to inaugurate this culinary journey will be the legendary Valeria Piccini from Caino restaurant in Montemerano, recipient of two Michelin stars for more than 20 years. Coming all the way from her native Tuscan hometown to Hong Kong for the very first time, Chef Valeria will be showcasing her earthbound, sensual Tuscan cuisine of pasta, mushrooms and the most delicate juicy meats with Angelo’s sunny, ultramarine cuisine in a seven-course menu, priced at HK$1,998, on November 21 and 22, 2019. This is truly a meeting of two worlds and two cultures connected by a passion for Italian cuisine! 

“Gems & Pearl – An Italian Culinary Journey” – Valeria Piccini (Caino, Montemerano): 

Venue: Tosca di Angelo, Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 
Date: November 21 & 22, 2019 
Time: 12nn – 2:30pm (Lunch)  | 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner) 
Price: HK$1,998 for a 7-course menu 

Upcoming schedule of “Gems & Pearl – An Italian Culinary Journey”: 

November 21-22, 2019 Valeria Piccini (Caino, Montemerano) 
January 2020 Antonia Klugmann (L’Argine a Vencò, Dolegna del Collio) 
March 2020 Isa Mazzocchi (La Palta, Borgonovo Val Tidone) 
June 2020 Viviana Varese (Viva, Milan) 
September 2020 Martina Caruso (Signum, Salina Island) 

For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email at [email protected] 

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