Opera, Beijing

The Chinese market is definitely warming up to the Bombana-style. Not too long after Chef Umberto Bombana opened his glitzy Shanghai outlet – the Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA – he set his eyes on Beijing. In this latest foray of the chef known for his truffle adventures, he started Opera, a casual fine dining restaurant in the Chinese capital.

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Tall ceilings are hard to come by in Hong Kong, but it is what Bombana took advantage of at Parkview Green (Fangcaodi) where Opera was set up. It’s quite a chic shopping mall near The Place – aka Shimao Tianjie.

For RMB188, the lunch menu was satisfying, but quite a distance to what I’d call amazing. For that price I’m not complaining. With such a standard for Italian food in Beijing, it’s remarkable. Great ambience great to catch up with an old friend over a casual fine dining meal.

Opera
Address: LG2-21, Park View Green, No.9, Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: +8610 5690 7177

Visited on: 14 June, 2013
Price: Lunch-RMB188
Hours: Lunch: 12:00-2:30pm; Afternoon Tea: 3pm‐10:30pm; Dinner: 6:00-­10:30pm
Owner: Umberto Bombana

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