8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

The cocktail companion to one of Hong Kong’s top Italian restaurants (named after a 1963 movie by director Federico Fellini) expresses the same finesse and quality ingredients harnessed by the kitchen, yet in liquid form. Come early to grab one of the bar’s six seats, which hug a white marble-topped bar. The bar treats patrons to a small amuse-bouche and a basket of excellent, freshly-baked bread, before being presented with the restaurant’s leagues-deep 2,000 bottle wine list and classic cocktail menu: the 8 ½ Caviar Martini, served with Italian Oscietra caviar, is a must. However, the well-trained bar staff is equally adept at bespoke creations.