Paolo Gavioli, Ian Fernández, and Roberto Vicario first came to Sri Lanka a decade in the past and watched u. S. Rework as they again through the years, spellbound via the island and its many various charms.
Of these charms, the Galle Fort captured their creativeness the most – wandering through its cobbled streets they had been strongly reminded of small Italian villages or ‘Borghi’ back home, in which classic architecture units the degree for exceptional Italian cuisine.
Inspired, the trio opened their first Sri Lankan project in May -AQUA Forteis serving up authentic Italian food paired with the best of wines from Galle Fort’s residential Leyn Baan Street.
An analyzing of the menu at AQUA Forte reminds visitors that the entirety is handmade on the web page and to reserve. Even the bread at AQUA Forte is baked every day, consisting of classics like crispy olive studded focaccia. The pasta is rolled clean -additionally each day- for traditional tagliatelle and deliciously unctuous ravioli or tortellini. All components are sourced fresh while available locally or flown in from Italy.
Guests might also start their eating enjoy with subtle antipasti alternatives together with Carpaccio di Zucchine (zucchini carpaccio with truffle oil, pistachio fall apart and ricotta cheese mousse) or Baccala Mantecato Alla Veneziana (Venetian style cod with greater virgin olive oil on grilled polenta). The traditional notes of Italian delicacies ring true inside the pasta (‘Primi’) phase, paired with the finest nice premium ingredients – Ravioli Alla Norma (ravioli full of eggplants, ricotta and pecorino cheese with fresh cherry tomato sauce) and Tagliatelle al Ragu di Coniglio (tagliatelle with rabbit ragu), for instance. Guests can eschew the conventional carbs in favor of fundamental guides like Polpo Alla Barese (octopus sous vide with smoked potato puree, parsley powder, and dry black olives) or Porchetta e Peperoni (rolled red meat belly with herbs served with roast bell pepper salad and crispy crackling). For ‘Dolci’ (dessert) cross classic – tiramisu, panna cotta, Trio di Cioccolato e ricotta, and an amusing selection of gelatos and sorbets await.
Each dish will be paired with wine from AQUA Forte’s impressive wine cellar housing a curated collection of specific labels from Italy’s diverse wine regions. Guests can be appreciative of the eating place’s commitment to making sure that they are able to pair every course or dish with the suitable wine- the large selection such as the top rate labels can be ordered with the aid of the glass or bottle. Non-alcoholic alternatives encompass top-class Italian waters, gentle beverages, an expansion of freshly pressed fruit juices, and Illy espresso.
The restaurant’s ambiance (designed through Team Architrave led by using Principal Architect Madhura Prematilleke) is best for intimate, state-of-the-art meals to fit the Galle Fort’s own appeal of undying elegance. The dress code stays informal- so guests can take a long wander via the fortress’s many pathways earlier than making their manner to the eating place. ‘Our visitors are right here to enjoy real Italian dining enjoy and which means they need to be comfortable and cozy. We strongly trust in this philosophy on the subject of the meals we function well. After all, Italian cuisine is so captivating due to the fact it is able to be each sophisticated and hearty without delay’, says Chef Roberto. Ian delivered: ‘We constructed this restaurant to combo effects into the Galle Fort as if it has been right here all the time- and we think this sets the suitable stage for the real stars right here; actual Italian food and wine created and served in one of the maximum beautiful locations on this planet’. They also thanked their companions, announcing ‘We’re very fortunate to have had extremely good aid regionally from our Attorney at Law and Public Notary Nilanga De Alwis, Suresh Perera of Sithagi Design and Engineering andAntyra Solutions, our incorporated enterprise companions for brand design and digital advertising.’
The 3 friends are so charmed through Sri Lanka that they’re making an investment similarly- a small luxurious boutique villa called AQUA Villa with annex eating place AQUA Pazza will open in Midigama later this yr. They are satisfied that Sri Lanka will get better stronger than ever from current events; announcing ‘Sri Lanka is so beautiful, we’ll constantly return and understand others will too.’