Hong Kong based chef Umberto Bombana is the winner of the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.
"It is a great honour. To be recognized for all the work over my career is simply beyond words. I feel very lucky to have a career in Asia," said the native of Bergamo in northern Italy.
Bombana hosted an exclusive dinner yesterday at his flagship 8 Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Landmark Alexandra.
Among the guests were Lai Sun Group chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok and Korean-American wine critic Jeannie Cho Lee.
The dinner featured eight courses, including Confit Abalone Carpaccio, Challans Duck and black truffle gelato.