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[Shanghai] Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula

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Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula

Add: 13/F, The Peninsula, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu / 中山東一路32號半島酒店13樓
Tel: 2327 6756
Hours: [lunch] 12:00pm-2:30pm, [dinner] Sun-Thu, 6:00-10:30pm Fri-Sat, 6:00-11:00pm
Website: www.peninsula.com/Shanghai/
Price: [lunch] 280 RMB + 15% [dinner] 500+ RMB
Visited: Sep 2010

Restaurant Week Stop # 3: Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula. The lunch, unsurprisingly, turned out to be the best out of all my restaurant week meals.

The Restaurant Week lunch was a 3-course affair – appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Both the appetizers and the desserts were served in sampler sizes, allowing guests to try a variety of what the restaurant has to offer: “Goat Cheese Tart” with Carmelized Onion and Frisee Salad, “Summer Tomato Salad” with Vanilla, Orange, and Ginger Confit, “Tuna Tartar” with Espelette and Blinni, Vichyssoise” with Rosemary Cream, and Crouton. Even something as simple as the tomato salad was thoughtfully put together – the cherry tomatoes were briefly cooked, skinned, chilled, and served with orange and ginger confit and a splash of olive oil. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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September 12th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

[Shanghai] The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

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The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

Add: 2967 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Fenghe Lu / 陸家嘴西路2967號, 近豐禾路
Tel: 5054 1265
Hours: 11am-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Price: [lunch] 128~188 RMB/person + 15% [dinner] 300~400 RMB/person + 15%
Website: www.ystable.com/Branch_2.html
Visited on: Aug 2010

Pudong’s riverbank is lined with a good number of restaurants and bars, but The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo seems to be one of the very few that offer decent food to match the views. We came here for lunch and found it to be a delightful oasis on a hot summer day. The lunch set menu is a good deal – an appetizer, a pizza/pasta, and dessert for 128 RMB, or opt for meat/seafood instead of the pizza/pasta for 148 RMB, or both the main course and the pizza/pasta for 188 RMB. Drinks extra.

Nice patio area with trickling water.

Salvatore Cuomo started his brand in Japan and is apparently quite a celebrity in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya. The Kitchen is his first attempt in China, and judging from the bustling lunch hour traffic, Salvatore seems to be doing quite well here too. You can also find his concept and style at Issimo, a wildly popular Italian restaurant located on the 2nd floor of JIA boutique hotel.

For appetizers, we ordered the Atlantic salmon carpaccio with rocket leaves and Mediterranean dressing, and the traditional Neapolitan eggplant lasagna. The Salmon carpaccio was fresh and plump, excellent with the accompanying mango-hinted Mediterranean dressing. The eggplant lasagna was nicely done, flavors all there, a bit oily but the arugula helped to cut back the greasiness. (FYI, the two other appetizer choices are: coppa ham served with vegetable pickles, and seasonal salad with olives and artichokes.)

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