8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Shop 202, 2/F, Alexandra House, 5-17 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong +852 2537 8859
Open daily, noon - 10 p.m.
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is gourmet dining done in a jovial, unfussy Italian way. People don't come to dine. They come to eat.
Chef Umberto Bombana, formerly of the highly regarded Toscana at the old Ritz Carlton, has a zest for good food that translates well at the dining table.
Bombana's robust comfort food, tricky to prepare, shares table space with well-executed truffle dishes for which he is famous.
The classic veal Milanese is an eyebrow-raiser -- rich, sweet, tender, the organic Dutch veal is sliced and dressed at the table.