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L’aterlier de Joel Robuchon

Hours after landing in Hong Kong on a quick two day trip, I was tasked with the impossible feat of choosing the first meal for me and Tracey, who was in town for a conference. At any given time there is a slew of up and coming young chefs stirring up the pot of fine dining establishments, prompting gastro hipster madness and impossible-to-get reservations, reinforcing the status of Hong Kong of being a true trailblazer in the Asian dining scene. I had a long list of such restaurants in my Moleskin, but since I was only in the city for two nights, I needed my guidance to be more significant than the whispers of a gastro blogger (what qualifications do they have anyway?). I needed mastery, consistency, and a last minute reservation on a Wednesday night.

Joel Robuchon was my man, and also, the only man in the world to hold an obscene 26 Michelin stars. His Hong Kong L’Atelier holds two, and is headed up by Michel Del Burgo. As is consistent in his restaurants throughout…

Jing | 08.11.10 at 04:00 AM |
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Grace Vineyard New Releases

I was invited to the Grace Vineyard New Releases Tasting at their new Grace Vineyard Club on Yan’an Road in Shanghai yesterday afternoon. The clubhouse is located inside a majestic mansion just dripping with history and style.

I finally met Judy Leissner- the proprietress of the vineyard, one of China’s pioneering winemakers who I’ve admired from afar ever since I first tasted her Symphony series muscat last year. She told me the clubhouse is open to the public but isn’t being promoted to reserve for family and friends. The space is Ye Shanghai, with a fragrance of cigars, and even has a traditional kun opera stage.

The wine started flowing early at 3pm, and I managed to taste every one of the 11 new releases. All in a hard day’s work right? I started with with the whites;Symphony Series 2009, Chardonnay 2008, Premium Chardonnay 2008, Tasya’s Reserve Chardonnay 2007, Rose 2008, and rounded up with thePremium Cabernet Merlot 2008,…

Jing | 31.10.10 at 09:53 AM |

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