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Emporio del Gusto opens Da Via in Wan Chai

Emporio del Gusto Ltd’s newest restaurant has opened in Wan Chai.
Da Via, located next to Pacific Place 3, draws inspiration from rural Italy and from the heart of traditional family dining, offering Italian fare with authenticity.
“Our aim is to create a place where people can rediscover the simple pleasures of authentic cooking with an understanding of ingredients and their original source”, says Walter Kern, founder of Da Via.
“A place where busy foodies will find the very best of authentic Italian cuisine made and served with passion, throughout the day”.
Da Via is an Italian food destination that embraces the slow food philosophy of providing good quality Italian gastronomy with integrity with simple, perfectly cooked seasonal ingredients, “just like mamma and nonna used to make”, the company says.
The Da Via experience takes place in an open, modern space, where rustic wooden blends with bright splashes of colour, reminiscent of the villas lining the Amalfi Coast and scattered across the rolling hills of Tuscany. A communal dining area, reminiscent of lively home-style dinners with the whole family crowding around. A column wrapped with living herbs reflect Da Via’s focus on the ingredients’ journey from earth to plate, bringing the pungent aroma of fresh basil out of the kitchen and into the dining space.
The all-day dining hours – from 8am until 11:00pm – attest to the fact that in Italy, any time is a good time for a meal. An Italian food destination that provides gastronomic excitement throughout the day through fresh, homemade and or sourced directly from Italian farms and food producers.
Da Via will also deliver to offices.
Emporio del Gusto founder, Walter Kern, has amassed more than 40 years of experience in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. For his newest venture he has teamed up with Culinary Host Alejandro Vaglietti, a seasoned professional with a passion for ‘slow food’.
“Our philosophy is simple. We want to serve authentic, quality and fresh Italian food, showing a clear link between the food on our plates and where it was grown,” said Kern.
“Food is as integral to modern life here as it is in Italy, but it can be easy to take it for granted. We want to share the joy that food can bring, and offer a quiet and serene respite from the bustling streets of Hong Kong in the process.”

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