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. Continue reading

Marea, New York

The taste of freshly made pasta at Marea will be ingrained in your mind in the first visit. I love their taliolini, which is served with manila clams, calamari and hot chilli. The smooth and soft texture of the pasta matches the crunchiness of the baby squid and clams. All the flavours are weaved together with that bit of spiciness. Easily the best dish in the menu. It’s so good that the Tagliata dry-aged Sirloin was cast into the shade. Continue reading

La Peca’s first visit to Macau

Apparently these two weeks has been quite busy for me, and undoubtedly, for a lot of food and wine reporters too. First of all, quite some guest chefs marched in to Hong Kong’s Michelin restaurants starting from October. Second of all, as the tax haven for wine in Asia, wine events are held almost every single day. With the arrival of the distinguish wine critic (or maybe a wine addict who drink 5 bottles of wine a day) Robert Parker tomorrow, I could foresee that another long week is ahead of me. Continue reading