Chef Umberto Bombana will be in Bangkok this month as part of The Sukhothai Bangkok’s Maestros della Scala guest chef series
In the second installment of The Sukhothai Bangkok’s Maestros della Scala guest chef series, in cooperation with Gastronauts Asia, the La Scala restaurant welcomes Chef Umberto Bombana from the three-Michelin starred 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong (the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to hold three stars).
In March of this year Chef Cristina Bowerman from the Michelin-rated Glass Hostaria, Rome, was in Bangkok for the launch of the Maestros della Scala series, cooking with La Scala’s resident Executive Chef David Tambarini. This month, Chef Bombana joins the kitchen team and will cook a six-course set lunch and dinner on May 23rd, followed by a six-course dinner on the 24th.
Chef Bombana—whose 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was also awarded the No.13 spot on this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna—is globally recognized for his innovative approach to Italian cuisine and has been hailed as the “King of White Truffles”. He was even appointed as a ‘Worldwide Ambassador of the White Truffle’ by the Piedmontese Regional Enoteca Cavour. In true Bombana fashion, guests can expect a generous shaving of Italian truffles in a meal that will focus on the qualities and lifestyle of great Italian dining. Wines will be paired by 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana’s General Manager and award-winning sommelier Marino Braccu, with sparkling and still water supplied by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna; chosen for their ability to combine and pair perfectly with high-quality foods.
As one of the world’s most celebrated Italian chefs, Chef Bombana has established his signature style across Asia and the world. Arriving in Hong Kong in 1993, he opened Toscana restaurant, establishing himself as a culinary force. In 2008, he opened 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana and within 11 months was awarded two-Michelin stars (a third star was awarded in 2012). Last year, the Italian Republic (OMRI, Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) bestowed the Order of Merit on Chef Bombana, the country’s highest-ranking award.