Food with Character in a Stylish Ambiance: Blackbird Nails It!

OHA Design, the design and architecture firm behind OHA Eatery and Bar No. 3, is bringing Blackbird back to life at new lifestyle hub Columbia Circle. As you enter and walk deeper into the Changning commercial complex, you’ll soon notice a stunning glass building. Designed by acclaimed Dutch architect and Harvard professor Rem Koolhaas, Blackbird’s…

Tested and Re-Tested: Canton Table Wins the Cantonese Food Game.

Canton Table is the latest addition to the Three on the Bund family, and what I consider one of my favorite restaurant openings in the past (too many) months. It’s so good after the invited tasting I had to immediately go back with friends, and I’m looking forward to my next visit already. The vast…

Fresh Off the Boat: LAGO by Julian Serrano at the Bellagio Hotel.

Who hasn’t heard of the opening of LAGO by Julian Serrano, raise your hand! Oh, everyone has… Even if many foodies have heard of this new restaurant opening, it’s nevertheless exciting news: the Bellagio Hotel will be hosting a branch of famous Como Lake inspired LA restaurant. Hotel dining is ramping up in Shanghai like…

Italian Food for the Open-Minded – Mercato by Jean Georges.

Mercato is one of the pillars of Shanghai dining scene since 2012, when Jean Georges Vongerichten was asked by Three on the Bund to help bring another high quality food concept to the building. Having an Italian name, Mercato has been on the radar of the Italian community whom have long complained about the venue not serving…

HOT Hotel Brunch: Kitchen Studios at Andaz Xintiandi.

Who loves a good hotel brunch? By hotel brunch I mean those all-you-can-eat and drink meals where you sit at the table around 11:30am and roll out of the restaurant four or five hours later drunk and fat like a bear. Only to then clumsily stumble back home and order a bottle or two on…

New Menu at The Nest: Brunch Lovers Rejoice!

Shanghai brunch culture is getting stronger and stronger. Every week, on Friday afternoon, many WeChat groups start debating on what’s the latest best brunch in town. Several venues are currently competing to get a portion of this lucrative market share with more or less attractive brunch menus and set deals.

Visitors in Town? Bring them to Shanghai Tang!

Shanghai Tang is the restaurant concept by the namesake Chinese luxury fashion brand, one of the most successful, high-end “made in China” brands. The space is colorful, with high ceilings, oriental-deco furniture and plenty of natural light during the daytime. A modern, kitsch version of a traditional Shanghai tea house. If you’ve asked yourself where…