This year Italian luxury jeweler Damiani is celebrating their 90th anniversary. Three months ago, they opened its second boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, which was graced by actress Eva Longoria. Specially for this occasion, the brand also released its anniversary collection, entitled “Damiani, Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence and Passion“. Now, Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s two-star Michelin Chef Pino Lavarra pays homage to this collection by creating a special anniversary five-course dinner menu inspired by the Italian brand’s lavish jewelry pieces.
Charleston collier, Cascade bracelet, Legend bracelet, Optical earrings, Bloom necklace, Tribute bracelet, Moonshine ring, Damianissima collier and Tassel necklace are nine pieces, numbered 1 to 9, from the anniversary collection. Each piece recall specific styles of the brand during its nine decade existence.
The menu starts with a 1930s-inspired appetizer. The flow of the alternating black and white diamonds in the Cascade bracelet inspired Chef Pino to create Cured Salmon with Beluga Caviar and White Snail Caviar, using an unusual combination of eggs to reflect the art deco style of the collection.
A golden Crispy Monkfish with Chickpeas Cream Sauce. Stewed Oxtail Served on Potato Filled with Foie Gras is the artistic highlight of the menu, combining a traditional recipe and a contemporary presentation featuring large circles inspired by the collection. The finale is a Chocolate Ring of Hazelnuts with Five Spices Sauce, which denotes the special hand-cut amethyst, citrine, Madera quartz and prasiolite of the Tribute 1980s bracelet.
“The Damiani 90th Anniversary Celebration” menu, priced at HK$1,880 (US$240) per person, will be available from October 15 — November 30 (except November 6‑8) at Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.