Cours et Pavillons Beijing
Zak Ei Hamdou, a British chef who worked in a three-star Michelin restaurant, now helms the kitchen of this French dining place.
This small luxury hotel is hidden in an ancient Weijia alley. Local and foreign diners are curious about the hotel, which comprises only four rooms and a traditional Beijing courtyard.
There is a Chef’s Table near the kitchen. Diners can sit here and watch how chefs prepare the signature dishes. It's quite an interesting sight to see.
The French restaurant lies next to the courtyard. Chinesestyle beams and lockers are matched with Western tableware and complement Chef Zak’s creative French delicacies. What a wonderful mix! 26 Weijia Hutong, Beijing TEL: 010-6406 9838 www.coursetpavillons.com
Poached blue lobster, with seasonal vegetable, morels and truffle
Chinese artichoke salad with almond, joselito ham
Wagyu beef sirloin grade 9+