The concept of “Street meets Market” is obvious the minute you step into Mercato – a place that encapsulates a blend of rustic and refined dining. Headed by seasoned chef Anthony Burd, Mercato prides itself on using only the finest ingredients in the wood-oven fired pizzas (from daily-made dough), with seasonal produce to reflect the market-style acquisition of authentic Italian restaurants. Chewy, crispy and slightly charred; the crust acts as a strong foundation for some of the finest toppings around; from various gourmet meats, to farm eggs and vegetables sourced sustainably from farm to fork.
We love the sophisticated take on classics, like the Spicy Salami, Broccoli and Farm Egg pizza, or the meat-lovers’ Sausage, Spicy Salami, Prosciutto and Meatball with Mozzarella. Mercato is one of those places that is more than just spectacular food, it’s a feeling and an entire dining experience. It has been incredibly well considered, with the impressive interiors adding to the mood in this beautiful space. And with a weekend brunch available too, we’re definite fans of this Lan Kwai Fong concept.
Mercato by Jean-Georges, 8/F,California Tower, 32 D’ Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3706 8567, www.mercato-international.com