Assaggio Trattoria Italiana Introduces Artisan Handmade Pasta

By  |  0 Comments

Meaning “small bites” and “to taste” in Italian, Assaggio, the lively and spirited Italian trattoria in Wan Chai, is now presenting a live pasta counter serving a range of artisan handcrafted pasta together with a new wine list that brings the most significant grape varieties from Northern Italy.

unnamed (22)From May 1 to 22, Assaggio embraced the art of pasta creation with Hong Kong Art School on a pasta art exhibition, of which the DIY Pasta Art Kit is used to raise money to support the local art community.

Assaggio Wan Chai enjoys a spacious and convivial alfresco dining environment with a splendid view of the Victoria Harbour. In addition, the rustic interior incorporating wooden furniture, rolled olive green napkin, and lively music gives off the charms of old little Italy.

In terms of ingredients, Assaggio is always proud of using the best quality products including cheese, ham, egg, flour, and more to provide authentic Italian food and wines. With the newly installed pasta counter, Assaggio will offer a wide variety of freshly handmade pastas that change daily.

Inspired by the culinary traditions in Northern Italy, the artisan pastas of Assaggio is made of semolina flour, wheat flour, and doppio zero flour in different sizes, shapes, colors and flavors. More than five types of pasta are provided by the counter every day with purple potato, beetroot, spinach, pumpkin and squid ink added to the dough for better colors and flavors. To keep the menu exciting, a selection of daily pasta specials together with different sauces are offered on rotation basis.

unnamed (23)Assaggio pays meticulous attention for details of pasta tasting, where a choice of three cheeses is served over particular pasta as chef recommends. Apart from that, freshly ground peppers, from sweet to spicy, are added to many Northern Italian specialties. What’s more, six types of artisan olive oil and five flavored oils infused with celery, garlic, chili, spices and aromatic herbs served to the guests.

The DIY Pasta Art Kit Assaggio collaborated with Hong Kong Art School on consist of an assorted bag of Assaggio homemade pasta with choices of different colors and shapes sold at HKD68 each at Assaggio Wan Chai exclusively. An additional bag of pasta can also be purchased at HKD28 each. All proceeds will go towards HKAS to help with teaching and learning institution.
Address: 6/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbor Road, Wan chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2877 3999