There’s something about food, art and music that resonates with people and the idea of eating good food, surrounded by art whilst listening to classical music is seriously soothing. Gitone successfully combines fine dining and art to provide a unique dining experience and can be found in the laid back spot of Soho East among a host of waterfront bars and cafes. The restaurant serves as a gallery for Terence Lee’s wonderful collection of art and ceramics as well as a private fine dining restaurant thus combining his two passions. You can even book yourself into a few pottery classes in the studio while you’re at it.
Gitone has an air of tranquility about it, enhanced by soothing classical music that really helps you unwind. The menus are all set and you must book in advance to allow for the preparation of ingredients. From the evening menu the Gitone Garden Appetizer has five distinct dishes that come beautifully presented. It includes deep fried homemade tofu delicately flavoured by black truffle; black fungus in a simple vinegar dressing and the Geoduck really impresses with its unique taste coupled with savory guava for a fresh, crisp twist. The mains range from classic dishes such as Sweet and Sour Pork; large boneless pieces of juicy pork served in a large crisp bread with salad and tastes as good as it looks to more traditional dishes like Sliced Fish in Hot Chilli Sauce; a great Chinese staple featuring the infamous mouth tingling Szechuan pepper.
The Daily Lunch Set offers some great winter warmers. Try the Fried Rice with Eel and Black Truffle and the hot Seafood Japanese Noodles for something light yet hearty in the upcoming winter months.