I have spent a number of months in Shanghai and with ICE Mandarin learning to speak, read and listen to Chinese fluently. The level of improvement that I have made I believe to be surprising. I came to ICE with little more than basic Chinese and have improved enough to hold conversation, with little more than a couple hours per week spent on study. I am really quite happy to have met ICE and Sarah and to have learned from them. They are a great pair of fun and sometimes scary teachers.
Sunday night 8:45pm. Hungry. Went to Dakota...one other table in the very back taken, one in the very front..the rest...utterly empty. I should have listened to my instincts more than my rumbling stomach...Waitress brought the menu promptly and hovered around me ...(ok the menu is not that extensive, but I still hate it when you do that). Went for the Jalapeno Burger & a Vedett. The beer was fine as expected. The Burger a bit on the MEH rather than the Wohooo side. Meat was grilled too much (as in bordering on charcoaled, but pretty ok inside). Underseasoned and DEFINITELY too hard in texture. Bun was toasted, Jalepeno on top was fine but less spicy than i had hoped (ok, it was not spicy at all). Fries, were fries. No salt, no mustard on the table...sigh.... Ifinished and did not wait for the very busy waitress to come back to me. Oh yes, she was busy getting a new high score on a shooting game on the iphone...RUDE. Paid at the Bar. Left. And..i won't come back. The service at ALLDAYS is better, guys...30
Beautiful decor, Great cocktails. Ordered a nice selection of the dishes and as expected from the team of Cuivre, authentic and impressed. Another first class restaurant and reasonable prices. Definitely worth the visit.