At the city’s preeminent purveyor of Italian cuisine, R&J Lounge and Restaurant, in March and April, diners can experience the delights of the world’s finest oysters.
Journeying from Vietnam’s own Nha Trang and Ha Long Bay, through France and Ireland and on to the pristine shores of Canada, creating a culinary experience like no other.
The rock oyster from France, for example, has all the typical characteristics of an oyster from the bay of Mont Saint Michel with a strong taste of iodine that lingers on the palate. Meanwhile, the Baynes Sound oyster from Canada has a gentle, sugar-sweet taste with a slightly crunchy bite and is perfect for a first acquaintance.
As for the local oysters, the Fine de Claire from Nha Trang is rightly highly regarded, but the lesser known Pacific oyster from Ha Long Bay is equally noteworthy.
R&J will also be serving up hot and cold oyster dishes with its signature stylish twist. The cold selection includes oysters topped with burrata cheese, cherry tomatoes and balsamic dressing; or a daring combination of house-made lime ice cream and salmon roe.
Hot selections include Quattro formaggi (gratinated with parmigiano, pecorino, mozzarella and gorgonzola), Florentine (slow baked with spinach, pancetta and a light cream sauce) or Puttanesca (Cerignola black olives, capers and spicy tomatoes sauce).
Available from 1 March to 30 April, prices range from VND40,000 to VND150,000.
Taking its name from Shakespeare’s epic romance, Romeo and Juliet, R&J stokes a similar passion in lovers of traditional Italian cuisine. Prepared under the watchful eye of a renowned Italian chef, the menu at R&J features exquisite Italian cuisine, prepared with the finest seasonal produce and presented with flair right in the heart of Saigon.
R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
B1 - Times Square Building
22-36 Nguyen Hue Blvd. & 57-69F Dong Khoi St.,District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (028) 3823 6688
Lounge: 5:00pm - midnight
Restaurant: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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