The latest in S.Pellegrino’s extraordinary “Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef series” will see the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok hosting Chef Umberto Bombana from Hong Kong’s three Michelin-starred 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana at Le Normandie restaurant on the 13th and 14th of July.
Hailed “The King of White Truffles”, Chef Bombana’s Hong Kong flagship is the first and only Italian restaurant outside Italy to receive three Michelin stars, and was ranked Number 13 on this year’s coveted list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
The menu this multi award-winning chef will present at Le Normandie comprises a selection of his classic signature dishes including a Confit Abalone Carpaccio with sweet pepper, semi–dried tomato, and Oscietra caviar, Blue Lobster with basil rattatuia and seafood emulsion, and a Classic Warm Ricotta Tart with pistachio, candied orange and ricotta gelato. The 8-course feast will be paired with a selection of premium Italian vino, curated by renowned local importer G-Four Fine Wines. The dinner will also be complemented with S.Pellegrino sparkling and Acqua Panna still waters, demonstrating how all-natural mineral waters can be used to enhance the overall dining experience.
This rare culinary opportunity is priced at B13,000++ per person, inclusive of wine and water pairing. To reserve a seat email: [email protected], or call 02 659 9000 ext 7390.
About the Chef
A native of Bergamo in Northern Italy, Chef Bombana’s talent and skills have taken him around the world, eventually landing him in Hong Kong in 1993 to open Toscana, which became an iconic destination of the fine dining scene for 15 years. In 2002, he was awarded the Best Italian Chef in Asia by the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF) and four years later, he became Worldwide Ambassador of the White Truffle by the Piedmontese Regional Enoteca Cavour in Italy.
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 after only eleven months of opening, and further achieved three stars in the 2012 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau. Since then, it has retained the honour for five consecutive years.