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Gitone Art & Dining

Gitone is the brainchild of renowned local artist Terence Lee. His chunky yet elegant ceramic cups, bowls and figurines are scattered throughout the gallery.
ADDRESS
G/F, Shop 27–28, Lei King Wan, 45 Tai Hong St., Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

The Overview

Gallery and pottery studio by day and Shanghainese dining room by night, Gitone is a rising star in off-the-beaten track Sai Wan Ho. Started in a Wan Chai apartment 10 years ago, it relocated to an elegant and roomy ground floor space opposite a leafy playground in April 2008. Gitone is the brainchild of renowned local artist Terence Lee. His chunky yet elegant ceramic cups, bowls and figurines are scattered throughout the gallery, and strikingly simple portraits adorn the stark white walls. But it's his Shanghai-born parents who provide the inspiration for the menu. As dusk falls, round tables replace pottery wheels and the two extensive, nine-course menus (one vegetarian) are carefully prepared. If you're lucky, Lee's parents will make an appearance.

Eight cold appetizers - including pickled cucumbers and drunken chicken - set the scene, but the seven main courses steal the show. Among the standouts are the stir fried crab served with glutinous rice cakes and green beans, sweet and sour deep-fried garoupa with pinenuts and the sublime braised pig's knuckle in sweet soy sauce that juxtaposes crisp skin with meltingly tender meat.

 

Tel: +852 2527 3448

Website: gitone.hk
Facebook: facebook.com/GitoneLtd

 

Published on Aug 26, 2009

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