Marco R.

A piece of Sicily in Asia

Marco R. from Hong Kong

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Mixing my Sicilian origins with my passion for Chinese food and sharing it with friends around a table filled with relaxed fun and personal stories.
Kindly check related menus on the main page, as I can accommodate between 2 and 6 guests depending on what menu you choose.

About


  1. NameMarco R.
  2. LocationHong KongMid-Levels
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, French, Spanish
  1. GuestsMinimum: 2, Maximum: 6
  2. MealsLunch/ Dinner/ Cooking Classes
  3. House rulesUpon request (with a charge), the host can pair and provide wines at additional charge for guests.Meal service lasts a maximum of 3 hours.
  1. Bio

    After spending my teenage years in Sicily with my Italian father and my Belgian mother, studies brought me to different places (USA, UK, The Netherlands, Beijing).
    In the mid 90s I moved to Hong Kong (after working and living for about a year in Shanghai) and this is still the place I call home.
    I have worked in different regional roles in the branded and retail arena and now I enjoy life as a business consultant, while sharing experiences and food with my friends and guests from many different cultures.
    I am an avid skier and I also love the beach and the ocean, in fact scuba-diving is another one of my passions.

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Alfredo F.

I won't go to Italian restaurant in future! Had the best food there at a big portion!

Reply from  Thanks so much!

Daniel W.

Great food and great atmosphere! The host was courteous and very attentive to details in his selection of dishes and presentation. His Sicilian dishes brought me back to when I was travelling (ok, eating) my way around Italy!! Highly recommended!

Reply from  I know that Sicilian food is not very common in this part of the world. Glad you enjoyed.

Jean-Marie L.

What a wonderful place!


Florence  C.

It was a wonderful experience dining at A Piece of Sicily in Asia. Amazed at the authenticity of Sicilian cuisine fushioned with Asian taste. Never thought they could interact so well. One can readily feel the heart of the chef about food upon the first taste of the dishes. The even better part is the warm feeling of having good home food that you can't possibly be offered in the restaurants (or you can make it yourself!).

Reply from  Thank you for the very sweet words.

Ivy C.

The food is always fresh and amazing. I have had Chinese food here and it is better than many famous local Chinese restaurant in town. You will be amazed to see how well a western chef had done a traditional Chinese dish like steam fish, shanghainese meatball soup. Even the rice is exceptional, mixed with vegetables and Chinese sausage.

Reply from  Being complimented about Chinese food from local guests makes me really proud. Thank you!

Peter Y.

Living in Hong Kong for the last 12 years has really heightened my food palette. There's just so many restaurants to choose from; a wide variety of cuisine and prices. Thus, As a foodie, I am always looking out for experiences that is out of the ordinary and A Taste of Sicily is something that I would highly recommend.
Chef Marco's home cooked meal is set in a comfy apartment on Mid-levels HK island. Upon entering the abode, one is greeted by the chef with a warm welcome and bubbly champagne to kick off the evening (note: BYOB). Guests are seated on a 6-seat table resplendent with family heirloom silver and china, fresh floral arrangements and crystal glasses.
Chef Marco prepared a four-course meal kicking off with a salad with grilled squid and asparagus creme sauce. The squid was done just right as the texture was succulent. The accompanying soup dish was a delight as it was a refreshing clear broth of chicken consume with mushrooms. Then the highlight of the evening was the pork loin which was slow cooked for 8 - 10 hours. It was served on a plate of grilled carrots, capsicums, asparagus and more... Chef Marco carved a generous serving for each guests and the initial reaction to the dish was one of delight as the meat was tender yet perfectly cooked. Delicious! Lastly, the meal of the evening wouldn't be complete without dessert where he prepared fresh blueberries, strawberries on a tart.
Overall, the evening was enjoyable as the ambience and home-cooked food plus the effervescent personality of the Chef made the dining experience unforgettable. I would recommend everyone to try this!

Reply from  Thanks for taking the time for such a positive and detailled review. Till next time!

Winnie S.

What a fabulous dining experience! Not only was the food deliciously prepared and beautifully served up, the ambiance was chic yet comfortable. The chef is incredibly knowledgeable and well-travelled. Will definitely keep coming back!

Reply from  You and your friends are always welcome to join again. It was really my pleasure.

Milena K.

The dinner event I attended a week ago was immaculate. Colour and topic coordinated place setting to enhance the visual experience. Six courses, plus desert. Not only I was not left hungry, but I savered very bite as deliciousness was in abundance. VERY ENJOYABLE dinner and I would frequent this private kitchen weekly, if only I was in town this often. A few of the dishes I had were very traditional Asian, but with a twist in the presentation. The fusion dishes had harmony in both flavor and texture. All paired with wine, which allowed the flavors to expand and linger. The ambiance, attentiveness and overall experience was fantastic. Try it, and you will have something to brag about!

Reply from  Thank you. Truly glad you enjoyed the dinner last week.

Paola B.

Fantastic food and great host


Colin L.

Outstanding meals with chef Marco at the helm. I have sampled dishes that are authentic Sicilian as well as ones that are by the genius creation of chef Marco. Luxurious dinning surroundings and location, impeccable service by a gracious, entertaining host. Most enjoyable experiences. Highly recommend that you visit!

Reply from  Thanks for the very kind words.

Ilaria R.

Tempt your taste buds with this delicious modern Sicilian cuisine: you will taste traditional dishes with modern touches, full of fresh flavors!
Generous portions, plated beautifully. I'm hungry now!!

Reply from  Looking forward to hosting you again soon.