At the entrance to this popular Italian eatery, a large oven churns out batch after batch of the restaurant's eponymous dish: homemade breadsticks (grissini in Italian). Located inside the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, the candlelit dining room is designed with white-clothed tables, black Philippe Starck chairs, and abstract paintings by Californian artist Tony DeLap. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Victoria Harbour, while a spiral staircase leads to a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. In the kitchen, French Laundry alum Andrea Fraire crafts specialties from his native northern Italy, such as handmade garganelli pasta with sautéed red prawns, zucchini, and saffron.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.