- Crutin Al Tartufo
They are all Italian cheeses for sharing , and the bread is homemade bioche, however it is nothing like the bioche that you can buy in normal bakery, amazingly, it has a mild floral flavour to it, and it goes nicely with the rich goat and sheep cheeses on the board.
The most exciting part of this dish is the whole peppercorn and watermelon hiding in the bed of tuna tartar, it is very pungent that it tickled your tongue while biting into it. The whole combination was quite interesting and we couldn’t stop eating it. One thing that can be improved was the texture of the avocado. I think it would be better if the avocados were a bit more ripe so that there won’t be any chunks.
Accinghe del Cantabrico
The Cantabric anchovies are from Spain and they are prepared in two different ways in one dish. The one in the tin can is anchovies are cooked with just salt then covered in oil after clearing the salt out, while the other one on the toast are fresh anchovies soaked in water and vinegar then boil for one second before they are served. Traditionally, we should put butter on the toast then enjoy it with the savoury anchovies.
We like the one in oil more as it is way more flavourful and more tender than the boiled one. It is not the easiest thing to find good anchovies in Hong Kong but Gaia has now been on our list when we want it!
Probably not the most surprising dish on the menu yet all the ingredients were very fresh, including mozzarella cheese, lettuce and roasted pork (more like just normal ham). Fries were also crispy and nicely seasoned.
Maybe we have taken too long before we dig in, the ciabatta bread was soggy because of the water from the steam! We highly recommend you to eat this asap! Don’t wait before it is too wet!
Tagliolini & Pomodoro
One of the signature drink in the afternoon tea menu is this non-alcoholic drink. It is made of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with ice.
This very popular Italian cocktail was nicely done in Gaia which reminded me of my trip to Italy! Tasted authentic!
Lemon margarita was very refreshing, and the giant ice melts slowly which makes me think that the drink is never going to finish, this chilled drink is perfect for this hot summer.