Posts Tagged ‘french’

Shanghai: 12 Chairs (Jan. 2013)

January 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Restaurant: 12 Chairs
Exec Chef: David Laris

Date: January 2, 2013


I was in Shanghai for a few days to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some friends (drinking, partying, massages, and really and really good food = yay!), and I figured that I’d try a fine dining restaurant in Shanghai while I was here. The two fine dining restaurants I really wanted to try in Shanghai were 12 Chairs and Ultraviolet. I’ll try out Ultraviolet on my next trip to Shanghai!

The entire restaurant is one table with 12 chairs; it’s supposed to be an intimate dining experience where you get to know your fellow diners over the course of the meal.

10B View

Conceptually, the food is interesting, and the chef mixes together different flavors that should work. In execution, however, the dishes were kind of mediocre. The meal kind of made me appreciate how so many restaurants in NYC have great execution/cooking.

Click here to see pictures of the meal.

HK: Amber (Jan. 2013): White Truffle Tasting!

January 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Amber
Exec Chef: Richard Ekkebus

Date: January 4, 2013


-I’m in Hong Kong for a few weeks, and I decided that I should eat at some good restaurants if I have the lucky opportunity to. I looked around online to see what different restaurants were serving, and I saw that Amber was doing a white truffle tasting. Alarm bells went off (I LOVE truffles), and, before I knew what had happened, I had a reservation for two!

-While I was waiting for my friend to arrive, this guy proposed to his girlfriend! He brought out what seemed like 100 roses, talked to her for a bit, and then got on his knee and proposed. The girl seemed shocked (in a happy way), and she happily accepted ^_^.
-In this pic, you can kind of see the guy holding the roses, and the girl is behind the server. A lot of people were also clapping after she said yes (as you can see from the pic). It was pretty amazing and heartwarming to watch, and it was the first proposal that I’ve seen live!

17A Proposal

-They used one white truffle for our meal, and it was HUMONGOUS. Here’s the pic!

8B White alba truffle

-A few of the dishes were misses, but the rest were amazing. White truffles white truffles white truffles whoohoo! For the most part, everything was executed really well.

Click here to see pictures of the meal!

NYC: Jean Georges (Dec. 2012)

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Jean Georges
Exec Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Date: December 19, 2012

-So I just finished my last final of this semester yesterday, and it totally destroyed me. I do not know Securities Regulation… at all (at least not anywhere near the level that I ought to know it hahaha). Anyway, to celebrate exams being over and all, we decided to go to Jean Georges for dinner! (Or maybe I just wanted an excuse to eat—that’s probably more accurate. Oh well!)
-Unfortunately, I had horrible lighting, so the pics aren’t too great :(.
-On another note, I head to LA tomorrow! Yay! Time to eat more ^_^.

Click here to see the food.