81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

la taverna hong kong   Three-Michelin-starred restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana had been on my go-to list since I first knew of its existence, yet I was waiting for the right moment to justify the expense of going there. Fortunately, two of myRead more

Lucy’s

img_1163   The last time I went to Lucy’s was for a friend’s ‘tarts and vicars’ themed 18th birthday party all of ten years ago. I had no idea if it still existed, nor any recollection of what the food wasRead more

The Pawn

front The Pawn has historically had mixed reviews: “the décor and setting are amazing, but the food doesn’t quite match,” they would say. Well, “they”, you can now eat your words (and The Pawn’s food too) for British chef Anthony Fletcher,Read more

The Chinnery

screen-shot-2012-03-18-at-10-15-19 Dating back to 1963, The Mandarin Oriental hotel is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks, clearly not due to its size but due to its charm, its status, and its pure unyielding elegance. After undergoing inevitable renovations over time,Read more

Yardbird

screen-shot-2011-09-22-at-18-48-30   Since even before it opened, I had heard nothing but good publicity about Yardbird’s chicken yakitori. Knowing that the chef, Matt Abergel, had been poached from Zuma, I wasn’t at all surprised at what I was hearing and wasRead more

Tango

Having spent numerous holidays in Uruguay and Argentina and having eaten a ridiculous number of their delicious cows, Tango had a lot to live up to in my eyes. I had been recommended it by several people and was eagerRead more