ANGELO AGLIANO JOINS THE RITZ-CARLTON, HONG KONG AS DIRECTOR OF TOSCA
“My vision is to grow Tosca into a culture of gastronomic excellence,” says Chef Angelo. “There is a growing appetite for Italian fine dining in Hong Kong.”
Growing up in Sicily by the Mediterranean seaside, Chef Angelo found his passion for cooking through catching and preparing fish with his father, a professional fisherman. Chef Angelo’s upbringing shaped his strengths which exemplify the umami of the fruits of the sea.
“Doing a simple dish is much more difficult than doing a complicated one,” says Chef Angelo. “My philosophy is to stay true to the original tastes and traditional recipes from my childhood and translate them into the elegance of a fine dining restaurant.”
During his prolific career, Chef Angelo has worked at a slew of the world’s most reputable and prestigious restaurants including L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
Since 2008, he has worked closely with culinary maestro Joël Robuchon who cast profound influences on Chef Angelo’s cooking philosophy. Starting at Joël Robuchon in Monaco, Chef Angelo quickly rose up the ranks thanks to his impeccable skills and genius. He later helped with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s expansion in Asia opening both its Hong Kong and Taipei restaurants. During Chef Angelo’s tenure at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong, the restaurant garnered three Michelin stars.
In 2016, Chef Angelo decided to branch out on his own, opening his own restaurants in Taipei and Hong Kong.
Chef Angelo joined the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong in January 2019 as the director of Tosca. The panoramic views from Tosca overlooking Hong Kong’s cityscape remind Chef Angelo of the sea and hills of the Mediterranean coastline.
Drawing inspiration from the local produce while bringing the best of what Italy has to offer, Chef Angelo creates exciting seasonal menus every three months.
Chef Angelo’s philosophy and savoir-faire are evident in his latest seasonal dishes including Hamachi Carpaccio with Sicilian Condiment and Oscietra Caviar, Spaghetti Mancini with Sea Urchin and Fresh Wasabi as well as Lamb Shoulder and Potato with Provolone Cheese and Truffle Sauce.
With rigorous attention to detail and his own deep respect for his ingredients, Chef Angelo is a virtuoso culinary artist who creates dishes that bedazzle, excite and delight.
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About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The hotel’s 312 guestrooms all offer spectacular city and harbor views. The hotel also features six dining venues including the state-of-the-art Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Tosca; two-star Michelin Chinese restaurant, Tin Lung Heen; Almas Caviar Bar serving the finest selection of caviar and Balik salmon; The Lounge and Bar, which features an international all-day dining menu; and Café 103, which serves signature chocolate afternoon tea. The rooftop bar, Ozone, is truly a stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong, located on the 116th floor, features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple’s suites, redefining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The 118th floor of the hotel is home to a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor pool area adorned with a 28m x 7m mirrored ceiling and high-resolution LED wall. Setting the benchmark for events in the region, the hotel boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, the ballroom has become the major social venue for Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/hongkong