A 6-course wine dinner will be held on 3 November, featuring the majority of the wines of Allegrini Winery and priced at 5,200++, while the following evening presents a set menu, with or without wine pairings.
Presiding over the event will be executive chef Antimo Merone, whose background includes a number of Michelin-rated restaurants before starting work alongside owner/chef Umberto Bombana three years ago.
The event is part of the Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef Series initiated by S.Pellegrino, designed to demonstrate how the finest natural mineral water can be used to enhance the greatest of dining experiences. This series brings renowned chefs to Thailand from top dining destinations around the world, and also showcases top chefs from Thailand’s own creative restaurant scene.
Menu: Welcome bites and canapés, Hokkaido crab with Oscietra caviar, Confit of toothfish with blue mussels, Tortellini filled with veal ragout and Alba white truffle,
Hand crafted cavatelli – Sicilian red prawn prepared in its essence. The main course is M9 grade sirloin prepared by charred artichoke.
Dinner ends with a four-textured tiramisu.
S.Pellegrino sparkling natural mineral water and Acqua Panna still natural mineral waters will be served during the dinner.
Umberto Bombana is founder and owner of 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong, the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to have received three stars from the Michelin Guide. Umberto had first arrived in Hong Kong in 1993, when he worked at Toscana at the Ritz-Carlton, and became a prime mover in introducing the white truffle to Hong Kong’s restaurant scene, eventually leading to him being named as a White Ruffle Ambassador. He opened 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong in 2010, and the success of the restaurant led to him opening another in Shanghai in 2012 and 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Macau in 2014. The restaurant name is a tribute to Umberto’s favourite Italian film director Federico Fellini’s movie, 8½.