Italian

1st 2014 'Chefs in the City' at 10 Corso Como

Location

North Annex, Wheelock Square 1717 Nanjing West Rd.
Shanghai, 31
China

Shanghai, China (April 24, 2014) – Anticipation was thick in the air at the first installment of the itinerant 2014 season of Chefs in the City.

Scena

Location

Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue , Shanghai, Lujiazui, Pudong. // 上海市浦东新区世纪大道8号. (86 21) 2020 1888 For inquiries or reservations,
Shanghai
China

Sitting atop Ritz Carlton Shanghai, Pudong’s immaculate shoeshine stand, ready for a quick polish, rainy weather and a strong appetite pushed me up fifty-two floors and into Scena Italian Restaurant.

Noticeably different from the rest of the hotel with its unique artistic décor and brightly lit throughout, the Ritz showed that it’s not afraid to take chances and compliments to the design firm SUPERPOTATO.

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The Terrace

Location

1/F Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hongquan, No. 210 Taopu Rd. 上海桃浦路210号。021-5355-9999
Shanghai
China

A fresh and innovative menu featuring seasonal seafood.
After a few months' hiatus, I returned to Putuo district, to Taopu Rd. and to the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hongquan and was reminded why the hotel is a top choice of business travelers and tourists alike. Located near Metro Line 11 and numerous bus lines, the hotel is far enough from busier districts to be quiet but close enough that you're not in the middle of nowhere. Of the three full-service restaurants the hotel has to offer, we decided to dine at the Terrace that night to try their new menu.

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Giovanni’s

Location

No. 5, Zunyi Nan Lu (South Zunyi Road) // 虹桥喜来登酒店内,上海遵义南路5 号
Shanghai
China

First impressions are everything, but upon a return visit, when expectations have set the ‘edible’ bar, consistency is the dish of choice, and on a Friday evening, with every table full, Sheraton Hongqiao’s Italian restaurant Giovanni’s did just that.

The atmosphere was slightly bubblier than the usual five-star dining experience, yet maintained the expected classy ambiance. With a fresh basket of in-house baked bread and the Italian duo, olive oil and vinegar, I started with a light, crisp, Lindeman's Chardonnay (the hotel has its own somellier and welcomes the opportunity to pair.)

Limoni (Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou)

Location

广州珠江新城兴安路3号冨力丽思卡尔顿酒店3楼. Tel:020-38136888转
Guangzhou
China

One Chinese restaurant and one Western restaurant seems to be the de-facto standard for mid to large-size five star hotels – in this case there is a place like home (I’m based in Beijing) as, just like the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (Huamao), Guangzhou has chosen to go with Cantonese and Italian. This is good for me, because these are two cuisines that I like and am familiar with.

Pizza Bianca

Location

1F, No. 126, Chengdu Road, Heping District, Tianjin. //天津市和平区成都 道126号,天津奥林匹克大厦1层。Tel:022-2351-2887
Tianjin
China

A new class of restaurants hits Tianjin.

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Bella Mia

Location

10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu.//上海宝庆路10号, 近复兴中路 Tel:021-3461-9627
Shanghai
China

One half tranquil Mediterranean, the other classic Old World charm, the French Concession’s latest European immigrant, Bella Mia, which in Italian means, ‘My Beautiful,’ easily captures the essence of what this ristorante’s name implies.

The Italian team, Franco and Francesco, the former and head chef hailing from Rome, and the latter from the North, have put their combined culinary muscle behind the creation that is reminiscent of a Rome-style pizzeria with the warmth of a Mama-Mia dining room and kitchen.

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Barolo (The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing)

Location

China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu. //北京朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心丽思卡尔顿酒店内 Tel:010- 5908 8151
Beijing
China

Barolo, at The Ritz Carlton, is a glossy fashionable Italian eatery, offering some rather alluring Italian dishes.

Decorated with a slightly more shiny European style, Barolo is filled with marble tops, wood walls, and white leather stools and an open kitchen from which Chef Gian Luca Visani can easily make sure all customers are enjoying themselves.

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Trattoria La Gondola

Location

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. 50. Liangmaqiao Road. //北京亮马河路50号,凯宾斯基饭店内 Tel:+86 10 6410 4008
Beijing
China

Paride Noviello has brought grand changes to Trattoria La Gondola restaurant at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. In two short but intense months, new life has been infused into this formerly somber quandary of a trattoria. Now Trattoria La Gondola lives up to its name, and feels like gustory joy. It’s hard not to describe it sense of narrative of unapologetic emotionality.

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Basilico Trattoria & Grill at the Intercontinental Shanghai Expo

Location

1188 Xueye Road, Pudong.//上海浦东雪野路1188号,上海世博洲际酒店三层 +86 (0)21 3858 -1188
Shanghai
China

Northern Italian home-style dishes paired with northern Italian grape varietals.
I was so delighted to be invited to enjoy another Gourmet Wine Dinner at Intercontinental Shanghai Expo Hotel’s Basilico Trattoria & Grill. Casual relaxation and luxurious warmth were the undertones from which I’d bask in the evening’s comfortable environment, spectacular views, tempting food and wines, friendly hosts, and helpful staff.

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