Business travellers who are fans for garlic should check out the new restaurant, Mad for Garlic, in Causeway Bay’s Times Square. With 38 locations across Korea since its launch in 2001, Mad for Garlic offers guests a modern, chic Italian wine bistro experience with a Korean twist.
Located in a striking contemporary interior, Mad for Garlic carries the rustic charm of an old-school tavern, with playful garlic-based decorations. Its signature menu is based on a foundation of Italian classics, complete with Korean accents. For starters, the Garlic Bread Tower features crisp French bread smothered with fresh garlic puree, while the Dracula Killer consists of baked garlic and anchovies drizzled in olive oil, served with French Garbo bread. Signature dishes include the Garlic Snowing Pizza, topped with prawns, pineapple, crunchy garlic chips and a sprinkling of Parmesan; 6-Clove Gorgonzola Penne, cooked with smaller garlic bulbs, mushrooms and gorgonzola; and Garlicholic Rice, stir-fried with diced green peppers, red peppers, and pickled garlic marinated in sugar and vinegar.
Meat lovers should not miss the Garlic Steak (grilled Australian ribeye topped with a mountain of sautéed garlic and fresh garlic chips), while those have a sweet tooth should finish off the meal with the restaurant’s homemade Garlic Berry & Ice Cream. Perfect for unwinding after a long week of work, Mad for Garlic also boasts a well-constructed wine list that pair well with garlic flavours. Make sure to sip a glass of Italian Montefalco Rosso, one of the restaurant’s private label vintages. www.madforgarlic.com
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