Keeping It Simple: Three local F&B professionals boasting over 20 years of experience in the industry have opened Italian eatery, deli and bakery Pantry Centrale in Sai Ying Pun.
Look & Feel: Immediately noticeable for its bright blue facade, Pantry Centrale is cosy and casual, with shelves of wine bottles, deli items and bread and pastries lining the walls.
On the Menu: This restaurant is all about straightforward European comfort food. Think salads, pastas, and flatbreads topped with salmon, prosciutto or roasted bell peppers. For breakfast, expect eggs Benedict and Florentine along with breakfast plates and bruschettas. We have our eyes on the Euro Pan Breakfast ($180), which comes with poached eggs, duck rillette, brie cheese, side vegetables and a homemade bread basket.
Pantry Centrale’s bakery offers up a wide variety of breads and pastries for takeaway, from ciabatta and sourdough to cookies and muffins. The establishment also has an array of ingredients imported straight from Europe for purchase, including cheeses and cold cuts, pasta, antipasti, sauces and condiments, and much more. You can even order via their online shop.
Meet the Founders: Pantry Centrale is run by two local Hongkongers and an Italian expat who’s called the city home for the past 30 years. Husband-and-wife Massimo and Elisa bring their knowledge of Italian food and hospitality to head up the restaurant. Sam, meanwhile, trained under master bakers in Japan and ran his own bakery for over 20 years before making the move to Pantry Centrale.
FYI: Make a deli order in bulk for a 20 per cent discount.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.