'I'm very multi-culinary, but I do love Italian - pastas, tomato, mozzarella and basil salad. Oh, and I also like roast pigeon. I know that's not Italian, but I just thought of it. I also like a good steak. I was entertained a lot in Japan, and I ate Kobe beef quite often - the flavour is awesome, but it's so rich you can only eat a little bit.
'When I cook I like to make Italian - pastas or Osso Bucco Milanese, especially if I can get it with the marrow inside the bones. I like to roast turkey or chicken with potatoes. I'm Danish so I love potatoes and sandwiches. I sometimes make my own Danish rye bread, which is dark and grainy. It's hard to find all the different grains in Hong Kong, so I use a rye-bread mix from Denmark; it's pre-mixed, all I need to add are water and fresh yeast, and I get a bread that's dark and yummy. The Backenheim Bakery in city'super makes a bread that's very close to Danish rye.
'I like to go to Pier 1 in Jardine House for sandwiches - they're probably the best in Hong Kong. My favourite restaurant overall is Cafe Deco. It has a nice selection, consistent quality and great ambience, value for money, service and views.' Gil Lempert Schwarz is owner of Artspace art gallery and is Le Maitre Echanson in the Commanderie de Bordeaux