Dropped by the recently reopened Bar Rouge last Friday for the 2012 City Weekend Readers’ Choice Dining & Nightlight Awards. Can’t say I agree with everything on the list, but a few of my favorite venues did get recognition for the wonderful things they’ve brought to Shanghai. Here are a few for you to sample: Cuivre for “Restaurant of the Year” and “Best Newcomer”, Table No. 1 for “Best European”, Madison for “Best Brunch”, Mr & Mrs Bund for “Best Business Lunch” and “Best French”, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo for “Best Italian” and “Best Newcomer” (editor’s picks), Hof for “Best Desserts”, and El Coctel for “Best Cocktail”.
For the full list, click here.
I’m not part of the usual crowd at Bar Rouge, but its new design is certainly very sleek, and its terrace stunning as always. If this looks like your cup of tea, check out their new website and stay updated with their every-changing event calendar – it seems like this weekend is all about Moët & Chandon Rosè…;)