Tsim Sha Tsui East’s vibrant waterfront has a new culinary destination with the opening of Mediterranean restaurant Mulino.
You can probably feel it in the air by now. The heat of summer is ebbing ever so slowly and that means Hong Kong’s alfresco dining season is upon us. Perfectly timed, and injecting a dynamic dose of comforting Mediterranean dining into Tsim Sha Tsui East’s vibrant waterfront, Mulino has opened as a new casual dining destination that features both indoor and alfresco seating.
Capturing the essence Mediterranean cuisine, the new eatery boasts comfortable alfresco seating on the venue’s spacious patio, which features comfortable rattan chairs and marble-topped tables, and which is four-legged companion friendly.
Alternatively, slip inside to the main dining room, which takes its design persona from the rustic Mediterranean home with traditional brick walls, stone and parquet floors, earthy brown and dark timber hues, and leather banquette seating. There’s a standalone cocktail bar wreathed in dark timber, where you can sip on a classic cocktail before sitting down to the cuisine of Egyptian chef-turn-culinary director Mohamed Hegazy and Moroccan Executive Chef Faycal El Moujahid.
This dynamic duo first met as part of the opening culinary team at the iconic Address Hotel & Resort in Dubai back in 2010. Mulino, the latest opening by the Chess House Restaurants group and its first venture in Tsim Sha Tsui, follows the successful launches of Chutney Indian restaurant and Shahrazad Lebanese, both located in Central; The Hunter, a seafood and grill restaurant at the waterfront of Tseung Kwan O; and Maison Du Mezza, a stunning Middle Eastern restaurant at the waterfront retail space right next to the Sheraton Tung Chung Hotel.
Mulino delivers fresh, wholesome Mediterranean comfort food laced with authentic elements, including the use of charcoal chargrill cookers, to present grilled meat and seafood at its best. Highlights of the menu range from Insalata Di Polpo, chargrilled Spanish octopus served with fennel and citrus salad; and Vitello Tonnato, slow-cooked veal loin gently dressed with tuna and mayonnaise sauce and served with caper berries; to the Royal Seafood Tower, a popular weekend feast featuring poached lobster, king crab, blue mussels, freshly shucked oysters, and pink prawn, served with condiments.
Also look out for Pappardelle Ragu, a hearty classic pasta topped with an additional melt-in-your-mouth beef cheek that has been braised for four hours with celery, carrot, red wine, thyme, and bay leaf; Pan-seared Seabream served on top of velvety smooth fresh tomato velouté and garnished with shaved fennel and crispy artichoke; Middle Eastern Grilled Chicken Skewers; Arabic Lamb Kofta; and the unique Seafood Carta Fata, which is slow-cooked in a special Carta Fata bag with basil and San Marzano tomato sauce.
You’ll be able to celebrate the end of the work day or pair your meal with innovative cocktails including the Smoky Mill, a smoky concoction with spiced rum, Amaretto liqueur, strawberry cordial, rhubarb bitters and citrus; the Plum Pivot, a marriage of plum-infused pisco, coconut rum, peach cordial, protein and citrus; and the Papaya Pinwheel, ruby rose red papaya-infused mezcal, coconut liqueur, pineapple concentrate, carrot juice, and citrus, garnished with fresh basil leaves.
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