Can’t get enough about Hamilton House? We came across this short video piece from New Zealand’s TV3 on our very own Hamilton House, which we enjoy visiting quite a bit. General Manager Richard Xavia is a Kiwi, and the angle of the piece is about how a place like Hamilton House is attractive to the increasingly sophisticated tastes of the young elite. Not a mind-blowing point to make for those of us here, of course, but perhaps it is a little eye-opening for those in New Zealand, a country with a population a quarter of the size of Shanghai. According to Xavia, he believes that things are so fast paced here that a year’s worth of change here is equivalent to seven years back in New Zealand. Basically, Shanghai ages in dog years. Not a bad way to put it, actually.
Note: we couldn’t find a way to embed the video, so click on the image to check out the site. Also, for some reason the piece on Hamilton House is at the beginning and very end of a separate and longer business report, so don’t recoil when the image moves from young attractive diners to an older male business reporter.
Eric Hu is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news and gossip about Shanghai’s food scene to food at shanghaiist.com.