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A First Taste of Premium Ethiopian Coffee KAFA by Lavazza at Conrad Hong Kong Exquisite Flavours Brew Up at Nicholini’s in a Coffee-Inspired Tasting Menu

Angeline Tuesday, July 10, 2018 , , , ,


The influence of coffee is so far-reaching nowadays that it's quite hard to imagine life without it. We order a cup to raise our spirit, to socialise; the aromatic beverage even demonstrates deep culinary potential in the hands of chefs. From 19 July to 2 August, boutique single origin coffee KAFA will make the first appearance in Hong Kong, featured in a special tasting dinner at Nicholini’s. Not only has chef Riccardo Catarsi created a menu filled with fragrant, roasted coffee flavours, the dinner will also be accompanied by coffee cocktails that highlight KAFA's distinctive characteristics.

KAFA has its name derived from the beans' origin in a small forest region in Ethiopia. The 100% Arabica coffee's exceptional quality has a direct relationship with the area's wonderful soil and climate, the artisan cultivation technique and the way they are hand-picked one by one. Such a production method stressing on the connection with the surrounding landscape means the KAFA beans are only available in small quantities, which makes them all the more precious.
Inspired by KAFA's unique tasting notes, chef Riccardo harmoniously marries the coffee with the freshest produce in his menu. After sampling the welcome cocktail KAFA facon sangria, diners will be presented with scampi, roasted smoked leek cream, bell pepper brunoise and KAFA coffee dust. The dish is a beautiful work of balance, with just the right amount of the powdered coffee opening up an extra dimension to the delicate flavours of the scampi and vegetables. It's followed by another drink “Coffeetail N°10 with Bombay Gin”, a rounded concoction to fully enliven the guests' taste buds.
The tasting dinner continues with risotto with castelmagno and mascapone cheese, porcini mushroom and coffee sweet onion cream. The coffee adds a novel element to this otherwise classic pairing; its robust notes an appropriate complement to the porcini. It will be served with the Coffeetail Spritz infused by citrus peel and orange aperitif. The coffee's strong fragrance also enriches another dish lamb loin with cherries, almonds and coffee polenta. The dessert is composed of coffee macarons, chocolate rum mousse, lemon sponge; white coffee ice cream and sugar cane crumble, dazzling diners with its complex layering. Chef Riccardo names it dolce ponce after the iconic drink from his hometown Livorno, made with a part of rum and a part of coffee, sugar and lemon peel.
The tasting dinner highlighting KAFA coffee will be available at HK$1,080*. While not publicly on sale, KAFA coffee is now served exclusively at Nicholini's and Conrad Hong Kong as a perfect conclusion of the dinner or a midday morale booster. In addition, the guests who opt for Nicholini’s tasting dinner during the promotion period can also take home a set of coffee cup and saucer by Lavazza, an elegant vessel for a freshly brewed cuppa.
Nicholini’s
Address: Level 8, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2822 8801 | Online Reservations: ConradDining.com
Subject to 10% service charge

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection, to ordering in-room dining and mobile checkout, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of over 30 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Corporate
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.  Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Lavazza
Established in 1895 in Turin, the Italian roaster has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. In sixth place in the world ranking of roasters, the Group currently operates in more than 90 countries through subsidiaries and distributors, exporting 60% of its production. Lavazza employs a total of about 3,000 people — after the Carte Noire acquisition — with a turnover of more than €1.9 billion in 2016. Lavazza invented the concept of blending — or in other words the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographical areas — in its early years and this continues to be a distinctive feature of most of its products.

The company also has 25 years’ experience in production and sale of portioned coffee systems and products. It was the first Italian business to offer capsule espresso systems. Lavazza operates in all business segments: at home, away-from-home and office coffee service, always with a focus on innovation in consumption technologies and systems. Lavazza has been able to develop its brand awareness through important partnerships perfectly in tune with its brand internationalization strategy, such as those in the world of sport with the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and those in fields of art and culture with prestigious Museums like New York’s Guggenheim Museum, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, The Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Venice’s Musei Civici Veneziani.

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