(MENAFN – Leisure Plus) Paolo Gavioli, Ian Fernández, and Roberto Vicario first came to Sri Lanka a decade in the past and watched us of a remodel as they back over time, spellbound via the island and its many diverse charms.
Of those charms, the Galle Fort captured their imagination the most – wandering via its cobbled streets they had been strongly reminded of small Italian villages or ‘Borghi’ back domestic, wherein classic architecture units the level for superb Italian delicacies.
Inspired, the trio opened their first Sri Lankan venture in May -AQUA Forteis serving up true Italian food paired with the finest of wines from Galle Fort’s residential Leyn Baan Street.
A reading of the menu at AQUA Forte reminds visitors that the whole thing is homemade on-site and to reserve. Even the bread at AQUA Forte is baked daily, inclusive of classics like crispy olive studded focaccia. The pasta is rolled fresh -additionally every day- for classic tagliatelle and deliciously unctuous ravioli or tortellini. All ingredients are sourced sparkling while available domestically or flown in from Italy.
Guests might also start their dining enjoy with refined antipasti alternatives along with Carpaccio di Zucchine (zucchini carpaccio with truffle oil, pistachio disintegrate and ricotta cheese mousse) or Baccala Mantecato Alla Veneziana (Venetian style cod with extra virgin olive oil on grilled polenta). The classic notes of Italian cuisine ring real within the pasta (‘Primi’) segment, paired with the greatest best top class components –
Ravioli Alla Norma (ravioli stuffed with eggplants, ricotta and pecorino cheese with clean cherry tomato sauce) and Tagliatelle al Ragu di Coniglio (tagliatelle with rabbit ragu), as an example. Guests can eschew the conventional carbs in favour of foremost courses like Polpo Alla Barese (octopus sous vide with smoked potato puree, parsley powder, and dry black olives) or Porchetta e Peperoni (rolled pork stomach with herbs served with roast bell pepper salad and crispy crackling). For ‘Dolci’ (dessert) go classic – tiramisu, panna cotta, Trio di Cioccolato e ricotta, and a fun selection of gelatos and sorbets await.
Each dish will be paired with wine from AQUA Forte’s surprising wine cellar housing a curated collection of specific labels from Italy’s various wine regions. Guests will be appreciative of the eating place’s commitment to ensuring that they can pair each course or dish with the precise wine- the massive selection along with the top rate labels may be ordered with the aid of the glass or bottle. Non-alcoholic options encompass top rate Italian waters, soft liquids, an expansion of freshly pressed fruit juices, and Illy coffee.
The eating place’s atmosphere (designed via Team Architrave led with the aid of Principal Architect Madhura Prematilleke) is perfect for intimate, sophisticated meals to healthy the Galle Fort’s own allure of timeless elegance. The dress code remains informal- so visitors can take a protracted wander through the castle’s many pathways before making their manner to the eating place. ‘Our guests are here to revel in an actual Italian dining revel in and which means they ought to be secure and at ease. We strongly accept as true within this philosophy about the meals we function well. After all, Italian delicacies is so fascinating due to the fact it may be each sophisticated and hearty right now’, says Chef Roberto. Ian added:
‘We constructed this restaurant to combo results easily into the Galle Fort as though it’s been here for all time- and we assume this unit an appropriate degree for the actual stars right here; true Italian meals and wine created and served in one of the most beautiful places on this planet’. They also thanked their companions, saying ‘We’re fortunate to have had first-rate support domestically from our Attorney at Law and Public Notary Nilanga De Alwis, Suresh Perera of Sithagi Design and Engineering andAntyra Solutions, our integrated employer companions for logo design and virtual advertising and marketing.’
The three buddies are so charmed utilizing Sri Lanka that they are investing similarly- a small luxurious boutique villa is known as AQUA Villa with annexe eating place AQUA Pazza will open in Midigama later this year. They are satisfied that Sri Lanka will get better more potent than ever from current events; pronouncing ‘Sri Lanka is so stunning, we’re always going to return and realize others will too.’