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[Shanghai 上海] Chez Maurice (2)

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Chez Maurice

Add: 泰安路50號2樓
Tel: 6229 9668
Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30~10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am~2:30pm, 5:30~10:30pm
Price: average spend 400 RMB/person
Visited: Nov 2017

I’ve written about this French bistro on Tai’an Road when it first opened, and in the blink of an eye it’s been almost two years, oh my. Chez Maurice is known for their excellent execution of traditional French charcuterie taught by Monsieur Maurice , a French grandpa whose family has been in the meat business for generations. This time though, I came specifically to try their new winter dishes.

泰安路上的這家法式小館剛開幕不久時我曾經寫過,一轉眼也快要兩年了。這裏出名的是由法國老先生Maurice手把手教出來的charcuterie肉類料理,聽說最近推出了新的冬季料理,找了機會過來嚐嚐。

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Laguiole steak knives, how very conveniently placed.

既然是吃肉的地方,好刀子少不了。Laguiole的牛排刀,很豪邁地直接插在桌面上。

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Carpaccio de Chevreuil (108 RMB), venison carpaccion with horseradish aioli, parsley, pine nuts, and black truffle. Beautiful color and delicious gamey flavor.

前菜的生薄鹿肉 (108 RMB) 擺盤漂亮,鹿肉質細嫩帶有野味,搭配山葵醬、歐芹、松仁和黑松露,好好好。

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January 11th, 2018 at 8:53 am

[Shanghai] Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

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Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

Add: 2F South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu / 上海市中山東二路22號2樓近新永安路
Tel: 6318 0057
Hours: [lunch] Tue-Fri 12-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm [dinner] 6-11pm
Price: [brunch] 238 RMB + 15%/person, drinks extra [dinner] 500 RMB/person
Website: www.napawinebarandkitchen.com
Visited: Oct 2010

Venue has now moved to Bund 22. This review refers to the original Jiangyin Lu location.

Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen is an elegant wine bar/restaurant located in a refurbished 4-story lane house, tucked discreetly into a narrow alley near People Square. Here, it’s all about pairing the right wine with the right food. For those who are overwhelmed by the expansive (over 700 choices) wine list, there is a thoughtfully prepared set menu with accompanying wine. Bright and airy, perfect for Sunday brunch.

Brunch at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen (238 RMB + 15%/person) is a free-flow of delicious dishes. The brunch theme changes weekly, and on our particular visit the focus is on beef. It started with two appetizers: Brazilian Beef Tenderloin Tartar with Soy Pudding and Crispy Shallot, and Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Parmesan, Red Wine Reduction and Baby Arugula.

Then, Braised Brisket Empanada de Pino with Chimmichuri, and Mesquite Grilled Wagyu Burger with Rougie Foie Gras and Truffled Mayonnaise. My favorite was definitely the Wagyu Burger, which was so good that I ordered a second one after finishing the main courses.

Then there was a Cumin Spiced Chuck Flap Taco with Avocado, Tomato and Lime Coriander Yogurt for seconds, followed by the below choices of mains. First, Dry Porcini Rubbed Rib Eye from the Mesquite Grill with Lemon Garlic Spinach, Pommes Alumettes and Garlic Chianti Demi-glace.

Second, Grilled Striploin with Roasted Garlic Pomme Puree, Cherry Tomato and Basil Compote, Wild Baby Arugula with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel.

Desserts are always my favorite part of the meal, and the ones at Napa did not disappoint. Mango Coconut Canneloni with Lime Sorbet and Pistachio was lovely, with the rich sweetness of mango coconut canneloni balanced by a refreshingly sour lime sorbet. 

Stracciatella Ice Cream with Maple Glazed Fig and Crumbled Sable had a layered texture and flavor combination from the figs, the cream, and the crumbled sable. I ordered seconds on both of these.

Superb service, cuisine, wine, andsetting. Come in the evening for a romantic date or come by during the weekends for a lovely brunch. You will not be disappointed either way.

Click here to see a more recent review.

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October 17th, 2010 at 11:15 pm