It is not over-reaction that I say that The Courtyard restaurant the finest and most exciting restaurant in Beijing.
Adjacent to the Forbidden City, the views are breathtaking and refined, overlooking the peaceful pool alongside the emperor’s palace. The interior décor is tepid yet stately in presence and the underground bar and cigar rooms are dignified while maintaining a sense of anticipation for what lies ahead in the night. The dining area is only nine tables, ensuring a sense of privilege and exclusivity to the meal about to take place.
A traditional, top-quality, Japanese fireside barbecue experience in the convenience of Shanghai’s luxury IFC Mall.
Raw Norwegian Seafood as fresh as eating in Norway.
Warm greetings which reached out to me as my elevator door opened on the 3rd floor of “5 on the Bund” were positive portents of the grand things to come to this humble food reviewer on this festive Friday Shanghai winter’s eve. I was then graciously guided down the corridor toward the night’s very special Norwegian Seafood event, hosted in the elegant Moonsha Japanese Cuisine and Teppanyaki restaurant.
Want to sleep in on Sunday morning, indulge yourself...or get up and do some shopping, or go to church...in any event, make it to the Westin (Wuhan) for their bodacious brunch. Walk in to the palatial lobby and your senses are assuaged with both scenic views and scented air. Take a seat in the majestic lobby chairs, soak it in, make your last phone call for the afternoon, and get ready to have your palatal senses stimulated with an almost overwhelming variety of fine dining delights.
It is not often that one encounters a once in a lifetime dining experience. Being invited to the private residence of the Consul General of Norway for a culinary event is pretty close. Taking first dipping of fresh air-flown Norwegian seafood is second to none, especially when prepared by renowned Peninsula Hotel Executive Chef, Terrence Crandall. Quite aptly, the invitation card stating, “Treasures from the Norwegian Ocean” is precisely to the point.