Elite Dining Week kicks off today with more than 50 restaurants in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen competing for your votes on their exquisite menus. If you haven’t already booked a table then you better be quick! Here are 5 restaurants in Shanghai, entering Elite Dining Week for the first time, recommended by DiningCity. Plus, check out the Duke Langham Hotel Grill in Shenzhen.
As well as voting for your favorite restaurants and menus, Elite Dining Week also has a food photo competition throughout the event. Snap pics of your EliteDW meals and share them with the key words “Elite Dining Week” on your WeChat Moments. Send a screenshot of the posts on your Moments to the DiningCity WeChat account and you might win a ¥200 dinner voucher. Just add DiningCity_china on WeChat and share your food pics!
Duke Langham Hotel Grill (Shenzhen)
Chef Terry’s Spanish chilli garlic prawn tapas dish.
The brand new Stockholm on the Bund offers authentic gastronomy cooked by Swedish-born chef Tobias Olsson. With 15 years of rich experience all over the world, his creations will not fail at satisfying your taste buds and bringing new experiences. Famed for royal events, he catered for Prince Carl Phillip and Sofia’s wedding in June 2015 and has served the Swedish royal family on numerous occasions.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Chinese executive chef Simon Choi and his culinary team at Shang-Xi create the very best Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. Choi says, “Chinese people always used to judge good food by sè (colour), then xiāng (aroma), and then wèi (taste). It’s in our blood. But with international influences, we are becoming more sophisticated. Restaurants can no longer rely on showy concepts alone.” The price of Choi’s menu is slightly more expensive than the others, so keep your expectations high, ¥298 lunch and ¥498 dinner.
Chef Andy Zhou from The Small Red Chamber, Lady Bund, Wutagei, and now Gin108 has been consistently producing Kung Fu cuisine in Shanghai for many years. He is particular about the process of each dish. Gin108 adheres to the precision of Japanese-style and sources top-quality, seasonal produce from France, Japan, Italy and South Korea.
Chez Maurice The Grill is Tai’an 50’s main dining venue, offering French cuisine with a focus on steaks and also includes in-house-made charcuterie, foie gras, roasts, sides and desserts. Plus, they have an extensive wine list. Power couple Anna Bautista and Sean Jorgensen, of Al’s diner, Urban diner, Calix in Xintiandi and Chez Maurice The Grill, are consulting chefs alongside Chef Maurice.
Allure, a cozy French dining restaurant with chic settings and an outdoor terrace, focuses on traditional French cuisine in bistro-style.The food is based on a typical Parisian bistro with fresh ingredients imported from all over the world. French chef Rembrandt whips up delicious, nutritious dishes, differing from the classic, heavier French dishes – they’re lighter, healthier and without too many overpowering flavors.
From May 20 – 29, high-end restaurants with average prices over ¥600/person can be enjoyed at the irresistible price of ¥198 for a lunch set and ¥398 for a dinner set. Don’t wait around to make your booking as restaurants fill up quick.