[Shanghai] Chikalicious

Chikalicious Add: Shop 106, 123 Xing Ye Road, Shanghai 兴业路123弄5号,新天地新里106单元 Tel: +86 021 63339233 Hours: [1st floor à-la-carte] Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm; [2nd floor prix-fixe] Wed-Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm Price: [à-la-carte] RMB58-98; [3-course prix-fixe] RMB188+10% Visited: February 2016 Will return: When I’m in the mood for sophisticated desserts – See my second visit for more dishes! – I have long wanted to visit Chikalicious Dessert Bar in…

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[Shanghai] Light & Salt Daily

Light & Salt Daily Add: No.407 North Shan Xi Road, Shanghai 陕西北路407号 Tel: +86 021 52660930 Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-12:00am Price: [main course] RMB150-300 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes Light & Salt Daily offers a more casual fare than its sister, Light & Salt at Rockbund, at a somewhat friendlier price. Opened late last year, the three-story villa houses a bar and…

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[Rome] Tartufi & Friends

Tartufi & Friends Add: Via Borgognona 4E, Rome (also available in Milan and London) Tel: +39 06 6794980 Website: tartufiandfriends.it Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Price: [main course with black truffle] €25-35; [main course with white truffle] €35-75 Visited: January 2016 Verdict: 2 words. Truffle. Heaven. We were wandering around the Spanish Steps area when we came across this charming little restaurant that…

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[London] Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Add: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA Tel: +44 020 7201 3833 Website: dinnerbyheston.com Hours: [lunch] Mon-Sun 12pm-2:30pm; [dinner] Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:30pm Price: [weekday set lunch] £38/3 courses+tax; [à la carte] £70/3 courses+tax Visited: December 2015 This 2-Michelin-star restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, next…

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[Paris] Café de Paris

Café de Paris Add: 10 Rue Buci, 5th Arr., Paris Tel: +33 1 46 34 84 11 Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-2am Price: [main course] €15-25 Visited: December 2015 We rented a little flat on Rue de Bourbon le Château in the Latin Quarter for our week-long stay in Paris. The area is a bit touristy, but plenty of good bistros,…

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[Shanghai] Xin Dau Ji 新斗记

Xin Dau Ji Add: No.47 Xin Le Road, Shanghai 新乐路47号 (and other locations) Tel: +86 021 54035777 Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Website: www.xindauji.com Price: RMB150-200 per person Visited: January 2016 Hi all! I’m back in Shanghai after nearly a month and a half in Europe. A month and a half of pure bliss among fabulous art, cultured leisure, and…

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[London] Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason Add: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER Tel: +44 020 7734 8040 Hours: [afternoon tea] Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm Website: fortnumandmason.com/restaurants/diamond-jubilee-tea-salon Price: £50 Visited: December 2015 Tea: Royal blend, Jubilee blend, Uchiyama Sencha Sandwiches: Cucumber with mint and cream cheese, Fortnum’s smoked salmon, Rare breed hen’s egg with…

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