Author：Jocelyn Chen Four hands are a common marketing strategy because for one, it offers an opportunity to learn and broaden the chef’s knowledge and experience, and there could be potential opportunities to gain exposure in the different markets where the chefs are based. For another, it is a great opportunity…
The concept of bistronomy is becoming increasingly popular around the world, and its latest addition in China is the recent opening of NEW WAVE by DA VITTORIO, an Italian restaurant located at UCCA Edge in Shanghai, and headed by former DA VITTORIO Shanghai sous chef Francesco Bonvini.
Now its previous rich Southern French flavours have recently been revamped by the new Executive Chef Ugo Rinaldo, who has embarked on a mission to give a new life to French cuisine through revisiting old favorites with a modern refreshing twist.
Danny Yip, Owner of The Chairman in Hong Kong which earned the No.1 spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, and Xu Jingye, Head Chef of 102 House which was awarded Essence of Asia this year, are like skillful kung-fu masters, with their ‘swords and shields’, marching proudly and shining brightly in the martial arts world of gastronomy. While they are each climbing to the mountain top, for me they are more like companions on the road to success.
The most recent addition to the rich swathes of dining establishments peppering the city is the L’Avenue, a bistro-styled restaurant tucked away in a quiet villa in Shenzhen’s bustling central business district, offering subtlety of Parisian flair and timeless French flavours.
After a revisit, I was greatly impressed by chef Yann Klein’s understanding of the Chinese terroir and the use of local ingredients. I stand by my commendations as the whole dining process is just like a progressive symphony, leading you to the spectacular beauty of the moment.
If you want to replenish an exhausted body after a long day, stimulating sensations may not be a cure-all formula. Rather, sometimes a simple meal is all it takes to fix a sunken heart, to soothe the soul and restore the spirit.
Timeless is eternal. MMB is on my monthly must-visit list.
he founder of Nan Xing Yuan, Deng Huadong, has brought traditional “Nan Tang” dishes to Shanghai, bringing back to life the intricate hospitality and refined subtlety of Chinese fine dining.
Cooking is entrenched in culture, accentuated by technique, and inherently, a study of science. Traditional dishes are the summation of the experience of previous generations, where new creations can be emerged. With creative fusion cuisine becoming commonplace, traditional dishes are increasingly brought forward for their unique style. How can traditional…