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Hailed as “The King of White Truffles”, Chef Umberto BOMBANA delights the palates of the world's finest gourmet.
Chef BOMBANA’s talent and skills have taken him around the world. In 1983, he joined the famous Rex II Ristorante in Los Angeles, where he was lauded for his simple yet refined regional cooking.
Chef BOMBANA arrived in Hong Kong in 1993 to open Toscana and quickly established it as an iconic destination of the fine dining scene. His distinctive flair and passion for refined Northern Italian cooking offered Hong Kong 15 years of incomparable dining.
With the closure of Toscana and The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong in 2008, Chef BOMBANA began his most personal and distinctive project. 8 1⁄2 Otto e mezzo BOMBANA is today the only Italian 3 Michelin Stars restaurant outside Italy (in Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai).
For 1 pax
5g sea urchin
15g scampi (no shell)
15g lobster (no shell)
30g diced cherry tomato
5g chopped garlic
50g lobster stock
50g seafood soup
Cut the scampi, octopus, snapper and lobster into small dices, marinate with extra virgin olive oil, salt and white pepper
an-fry the garlic and dry chili until a golden colour, put on side
Cook the diced cherry tomatoes in medium heat, add the lobster stock and seafood soup
Separately, pan-fry the seafood and mix with the garlic chili, basil
Add seafood-tomato sauce
Cook the cavatelli in salt water for 3 minutes, mix with the sauce and cook for another 3 min. Transfer onto a plate, garnish with the sea urchin on top.