8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA is once again honoured with three stars in the newly released Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2015. For the fourth year in a row, it continues to be the first and only 3 Michelin-starred Italian restaurant outside of Italy to earn the accolade. Since the opening in 2010, 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA has been recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants worldwide by not only the Michelin Guide, but also Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards, Miele Guide’s Asia’s Finest Restaurant Top 20, and many more. “It is an honour and continuous motivation for me to produce exceptional food,” says Chef Bombana, owner and executive chef of the restaurant. “To make a good dish, you have to use not only technique, but also heart and passion to bring out the best of the ingredients.” Michelin stars are given based on multiple criteria including product quality, preparation and flavours, the cuisine’s personality, value for money and consistency over time and across the entire menu. The authoritative guide defines restaurants that receive three stars as "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey". Perfectly depicted in this definition is Chef Bombana’s vision in his restaurant to offer his customers an unforgettable culinary experience and an artistic journey.