Between 11 and 20 July 2014, guests of Café Kool at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong will discover the world of authentic Italian artisan pasta and the exclusive “Spinosini 2000 with Omega-3” when internationally known Prince of Pasta, Mr Vincenzo Spinosi, returns by popular demand from Italy. Diners may enjoy the ultimate pasta experience with Spinosi’s signature handmade, egg-based pasta products, all freshly cooked as part of the regular international dinner buffet.
Hailing from the legendary Spinosi family that has been making pasta from as early as 1933 in Campofilone in the Marche Region of Italy, Mr Vincenzo Spinosi is the youngest in the family and the most passionate about his father’s pastas. In 1973, he took over the family business and started to add innovative ideas into making the products. With his devotion and dedication in pasta, Mr Spinosi was dubbed the “Prince of Pasta”, or the “Maccheroncino King”.
Made with only semolina flour and eggs, Spinosi pasta is particularly porous, allowing it to take up a generous amount of sauce. In Italy, egg pastas are commonly made with four eggs per kilo of flour and water. At Spinosi, 10 whole fresh eggs are used per kilo of flour with no water added, which makes a softer pasta that is flavourful while maintaining its texture.
In 2000, the Prince of Pasta created an original pasta product known as “Spinosini 2000 with Omega-3”. Made with 65 per cent of selected hard wheat flour and 35 per cent eggs that are specially enriched as the hens are fed on a diet that contains vegetable oils, natural source of Omega-3 and vitamin E from cold-pressed sunflower oil, the “Spinosini 2000 with Omega-3” is very well liked around the world. Actor Robert De Niro loves it so much that he specifically requested to feature it in his restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
To ensure quality and genuine Spinosi characteristics, Vincenzo maintains a small but pure production of pasta with only 14 employees to make by hand 70 kilos of pasta per hour. This helps explain why the Spinosi pasta is so unique and sought-after.
Mr Vincenzo Spinosi was awarded the Five-Star Diamond Award by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. This is of particular significance to Mr. Spinosi, since Italy has only received three of these awards over the years. He is also a proud recipient of the “Grand Official of Italy”, a recognition equivalent to an Italian Nobel Prize.
Guests can enjoy a unique, fresh made-to-order Spinosi pasta dish prepared by Mr Spinosi, with a selection of sauces and ingredients. Regular buffet prices for lunch and dinner apply.
Situated on the mezzanine level of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Café Kool has a warm and upbeat ambience offering buffets of authentic global cuisines prepared live in six open kitchens by an experienced team of culinary artists. An extensive all-day dining à la carte menu is also available. Café Kool opens daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. For online reservations, please click http://bit.ly/cafekool-res.
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