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Umberto Bom­bana, the renowned Ital­ian chef of 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bom­bana in Hong Kong, is the 2017 re­cip­i­ent of The Din­ers Club Life­time Achieve­ment Award. Launched in 2010 and in­spired by Ital­ian film direc­tor Fed­erico Fellini’s 1963 movie 8½, the restau­rant pays homage to Bom­bana’s na­tive cui­sine, re­fined Ital­ian food with the finest sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents sourced from around the world. Since 2012, the restau­rant has boasted a cov­eted three­star rank­ing in the an­nual Miche­lin guide, the first and only Ital­ian restau­rant out­side Italy to re­ceive such a dis­tinc­tion. Ex­tend­ing his culi­nary in­flu­ence in Asia, the pop­u­lar chef launched 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bom­bana Shang­hai in 2012 and Opera Bom­bana in Bei­jing a year later. More re­cently, he opened a fur­ther branch of Otto e Mezzo Bom­bana at Galaxy Ma­cau. In ac­cept­ing the hon­our, Chef Bom­bana said, “While I’m hum­bled by this pres­ti­gious award, I credit Asian din­ers for my suc­cess. Asian din­ers are so­phis­ti­cated, in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers who ap­pre­ci­ate fine din­ing and con­tin­u­ally motivate you to meet world-class stan­dards. I feel very for­tu­nate to have spent my ca­reer in Asia. In­tro­duc­ing Ital­ian cui­sine to Chi­nese guests taught me the im­por­tance of be­ing pro­gres­sive, dy­namic and cre­ative and shaped the way I work. This award in­spires me to con­tinue to share my love of Ital­ian food with the rest of the world.” Shop 202, Land­mark Alexan­dra, 18 Chater Road, Cen­tral, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2537 8859 info@ot­toe­mez­zobom­bana.com

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