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