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.
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.
The Renaissance Hotel in Pudong is now giving people a reason to make their way across the river for a night of fun & festivity. Their brasserie, having always boasted a wide selection of fine cuisine from all over the world has now upped their game as they now present the 'Brasserie Beer Festival'.
On entering and after having paid for your buffet ticket, you are given 5 free coupons that you can spend on beer. While they also have vodka shots available, it's better value to go for the beer as you can get 5 full pints for your money.
Standing in The Ritz Carlton Shanghai, Pudong’s monolithic lobby, ceilings towering high above, I couldn’t help but feel I was transported back to a time when buildings preferred a more formidable and confident presence, all straight angles and stone as opposed to the bravado of glitz and glamour regularly found in today’s designs.
Have you tried Hangzhou’s premier French restaurant yet? For the ultimate, romantic fine French dining experience, Satine will be your top choice.
Creative Chinese specialties including a variety of traditional Shanghainese cuisine, recreated and given a creative twist, blending Chinese influences with international trends.
Seven hours sampling from among hundreds of wines – as well as chocolate, coffee, beer, noodles, and Iberian ham and more, the Beijing Hilton Food & Wine Experience is the event of the season.
Featuring over 2,000 wines from around the world, as well as a global selection of beer, coffee, chocolate, cheese and other delicacies, this is lavish as it gets, and dare say one of the most lavish international food and wine tastings in the world!
The Qi–Chinese restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Financial is offering exquisite Cantonese cuisines as well as the legendary Hairy Crab. One of Beijing’s favorite autumnal delicacies, Qi has on offer a truly superb and outstanding catch of certified YangCheng Lake crabs. The crab is a famous delicacy and is prized for the female crab roe. The crab meat is believed by the Chinese to have a "cooling" (yin) effect on the body, and is served with complimentary spicy Ginger tea to counterbalance with a “heating” (yang) effect.
In short, I want to go back to the Kafer for good food, good atmosphere, and good environment. When searching for a good mean outside of Shanghai, I also will look for its sister restaurants and deli’s in the Germany and other parts of the world.