Food and drink
The mix-and-match menu aims to cater for both foreigners and Chinese with appetizers, mains and desserts available in small, medium or large portions. Be sure to try the Asian-spiced shrimp risotto and the beef carpaccio with celeriac and wasabi. Shades of McKenna’s molecular cooking are evident too, in particular the meltingly tender black cod with garam masala cooked sous-vide for several hours.
It’s a hip, laidback haunt, if ever so slightly self-obsessed. Live music and DJs play until late, and you can eat where you like– along the open kitchen to watch the chefs in action or on the funky, balloon-like chairs in the lounge area.
Improving, but when international guest DJs are in the house, diners can become somewhat forgotten.
Next to the Park Hyatt hotel along Jianguomen Outer Street. It’s actually on top of the Giorgio Armani store (bling, huh?) – get there by going up to the second floor of the mall beside the hotel.
It’s possible to get a very reasonably-priced meal here if you stick to the core dishes, but start ordering lobster, wagyu beef and iberico ham and you’ll be maxing out the credit card in no time.
- Seasoned travellers