Tips of Food Ordering

Beijing & Shanghai's Best Restaurants - - 评委简介 -

Following When Masters Ordering Dishes of last year, we explore from another perspective by inviting Chinese and western chefs. Let the masters tell us how they select and judge a good restaurant.

Umberto Bombana

Chef of 81/ Otto e Mezo Bombana & Opera Bombana in Beijing Could you share some tips of ordering? B: I just order what sounds appealing to me. Do you have any suggestions for dining at private kitchens ? B: I will always take the advice of the chef when dining at a good restaurant.

Brian Chen

Founder of Chinese and western dessert shops like hoF, House of Flour and Tang Pin. How often do you eat out? B: At least 10 times a week, mainly dinner. How do you judge the overall level of a restaurant? B: Business process, environment, smile and professional service. Could you share some tips of ordering? B: I prefer to eat at off-peak hours. Lunch may cost less but the dining experience is also different. The chef, the kitchen team and the hall manager will pay more attention to dinner at peak hours.

Paul Pariet

Chef of Mr and Mrs Bund & Ultraviolet. How do you judge the overall level of a restaurant? P: The most important thing is whether I feel it is worthwhile to spend time here. Could you share some tips of ordering? P: If being at a leisure restaurant, I will order classic, safe and my favourite dishes. When dining at a high-class restaurant, I tend to order challenging dishes.

Qiu Qiong

Executive chef of Shanghai Andaz Hotel How do you judge the overall level of a restaurant? Q: Unless food, I'll judge by the surroundings and details of a restaurant. Could you share some tips of ordering? Q: For western food, my suggestion is that one for each course is enough.

Lisa Crowe

Pastry chef of The Peninsula Shanghai How often do you dine out? L: How do you judge the overall level of a restaurant? L: The overall atmosphere of the restaurant. Do you have any suggestions for dining at private kitchens? L: I will ask the chef to decide the menu and try some new dishes.

Rarely. A Sunday dinner is ideal for me.

Weimar Gomez

Executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai, former chef of a Michelin three-star restaurant in Paris What will you consider when selecting a restaurant? W: I will take my chef friends’ advice, and I never refer to Michelin restaurant guide. Could you share some tips of ordering? W: According to my experience, the chef is absent at lunch time. As to French dinner, everything should be in the right order.

Lu Yiming

Chef of Fu Series Restaurants How do you judge the overall level of a restaurant? L: Design and if it matches with cuisine idea. Could you share some tips of ordering? L: Communicate more with the restaurant managers. In addition, theTasting Menu of a restaurant is trustworthy.

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