Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung
Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung

Bad quarantine food in Hong Kong? Not for this Italian chef: he flavoured his bowls of rice with olives, sausages and sun-dried tomatoes

  • Umberto Bombana of 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine centre in Hong Kong in November after six of his staff tested positive for Covid-19
  • He took with him a suitcase packed with items including sun-dried tomatoes, olives, dried sausages, and olive oil that he used to spice up bowls of steamed rice

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung
Umberto Bombana of the three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was sent to a quarantine camp in November, along with his staff, after six of them tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to hospital. Photo: Paul Yeung
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