26 Mar to 27 Mar 2017

Local Chef Showcase (Hong Kong) : Umberto BOMBANA of three-Michelin-starred 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

To kickstart the Hong Kong Chef Showcase 2017, join us for an exquisite evening with Chef Umberto BOMBANA whose restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA has managed to retain its 3 Michelin stars for 6 consecutive years. Chef BOMBANA will feature his signature dishes as well as dishes created only for this showcase. Paired with highly rated wines handpicked by Robert Parker Wine Advocate including 2 wines that are rated RP 100 points, this is a dinner not to be missed.
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About the Chef:
Hailed as “The King of White Truffles”, Chef BOMBANA Umberto has never forgotten his root as a chef with great respect for honest food, great produce and attention to customers. Always motivated to push the limits of traditional Italian cuisine with innovative and boundless creativity, he has successfully taken his three Michelin-starred Italian fine dining restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA onto the world stage, elevating it to a must-go dining institution admired by Epicurean connoisseurs all over the world.

Chef BOMBANA arrived in Hong Kong in 1993 to manage Toscana at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Hong Kong, which quickly became an iconic destination of the fine dining scene. His flair and passion for refined Northern Italian cooking offered Hong Kong 15 years of incomparable dining. 

With the closure of Toscana and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Hong Kong in 2008, Chef BOMBANA began his most personal and distinctive project — 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. The restaurant name, selected personally by the chef as a tribute to his favorite Italian film director Federico Fellini’s 1963 movie《8½》, is a celebration of Italian lifestyle and art. In December 2010, the restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars in the 《Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2011》after only eleven months of opening. It further achieved three stars in the《Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2012》, becoming the first and only Italian restaurant outside Italy to receive such high recognition. Since then, it has retained the honor for sixth consecutive years


Confit Abalone Carpaccio

sweet pepper and semi-dried tomato, royal oscietra caviar

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chard 2013 (RP91)


Royal Langoustine

braised vegetables and sea urchin, scampi jus

Chateau De Fieuzal Blanc Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2012 (RP90)


Green Asparagus Ravioli

fresh morel mushroom and green herbs
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2013 (RP95)


Line Caught Sea Bass

fennel and clams jus, black olive and basil

M. Chapoutier Ermitage “Le Méal” Blanc 2009 (RP99)


Short Rib & Beef Tenderloin
whipped potato, red wine and plum sauce


Baby Lamb from Pyrenees

aromatic herbs, black olive, barley and vegetables

Casanova Di Neri Tenuta Nuova 2010 (RP100)

Dominus 2010 (RP100)

Marinated Wild Strawberry

pistachio, vanilla cream and ricotta gelato

This event is limited to only 22 guests per night, and all guests will be seated on one round oval table to enhance the Italian dining experience. Seats will be allocated at the organisers’ discretion and events may be subject to change without prior notice.

Price upon checkout will be in USD. All transactions are subject to charges, conversions and fees imposed by your card issuing bank. The local currency rate indicated is accurate at the time of publishing.

Upon confirmation of your order for Tickets, no refund on Tickets will be made under any circumstances. Diners under the age of 18 years old are prohibited from attending the event.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

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