The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 28 October 2013

Delightful Brunch @ Posto Pubblico, Hong Kong

I love brunching in Hong Kong, and it's so easy to find a good place for brunch here. I still regard breakfast as the most important meal of the day, especially when I am up by 6am in the morning everyday, but I am quite happy to have an early lunch because I'm usually starving for lunch around the time that many people wake up on weekends. We met up with hubby's aunt and uncle (long-time residents of HK) over brunch last Sunday, and I can't believe it's already been four months since we last saw them! We always eat well with them because they know all the good places to eat in HK, and our brunch at Posto Pubblico in Soho was no exception. This is a New York-style Italian restaurant that is all about good food, using organic produce that are sourced from local farmers.

You can look into the kitchen from the main dining room:

I like the casual atmosphere with the exposed brick walls, high ceilings, hanging chandeliers and dark wooden tables that are reminiscent of the lively bistros of NYC. The service was professional and timely, and I liked watching the hustle and bustle inside the open kitchen. On the brunch menu, breakfast items such as granola and eggs were available as well as lunch dishes like pastas, salads and sandwiches. The slices of bread served to us in the bread basket were delicious, and I believe these were made on site. The cappuccino was pretty decent too.

2 Eggs, sunny-side up with Italian toast, baked tomato and hash brown (HK$80) for the 5-year-old. He loved the herb-buttered toast (as well as the bread from the bread basket), but he ate only one of the eggs before he curled up on the couch to have a post-meal snooze. Hubby and I were only too happy to help ourselves to the rest of the food on his plate (the tomato and hash brown hidden under the eggs were delicious!):

Hubby chose to have an Omelette (HK$110), with a choice of up to three fillings (sausage, shaved ham, pancetta, tomato, onion, mushroom, spinach, provolone, mozzarella), but not the minimalist when it comes to food, he wanted five. He enjoyed his omelette a lot, and I must admit that the combination of pancetta, tomato, onion, mushroom and cheese was pretty tasty:

The Chicken Cutlet Sandwich with mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, onion, pancetta and aioli (HK$120) was one of the food items that appealed to me, and it didn't disappoint. The chicken cutlet was moist and tender, and it was simply a well-made sandwich with the right kind of bread and ingredients:

A slice of rich, dark chocolate cake - and it was the last one! The guys on our table had their eyes on this cake ever since we noticed it sitting on the counter when we walked in. It was an utterly decadent piece of cake:

We had a great brunch at Posto Pubblico with good food and fantastic company. I would love to come back and try more dishes!

Posto Pubblico
28 Elgin St
Soho, Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2577 7160

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