This week City Weekend sought out the best of Shanghai's foie gras. Check out our top three below!
There's a good reason why this Jean Georges classic foie gras brûlé (RMB198) is so popular in both New York and Shanghai. It's a dreamy bite of French elegance. Like a simple black dress that followed Coco Chanel’s advice, this goose liver terrine puts on just the right amount of accessories.
A golden wine gelée made with orange Muscat and rice vinegar rounds it out with acidity while toasted pistachio, chewy dried cherry and diced celery compose a medley of lovely textures.
Where: 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu), 中山东一路3号4楼 (近广东路)
The seared foie gras pomelo at Mr & Mrs Bund (RMB180) is our favorite dish of its kind in the city. Chef Paul Pairet takes our palate on a journey to Southeast Asia by pairing a fatty piece of seared duck liver and a slice of fresh pomelo with parsley, lemongrass and a dynamite lime glaze that brightens everything up.
This interesting blend of herbs and that piercing lime flavor form a perfect counterbalance to the star of the dish.
Where: 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Nanjing Dong Lu)中山东一路18号6楼 (近南京东路)
Guilty and pleasure are two perfect words to describe the fried foie gras with truffle risotto at Roosevelt Sky Restaurant & Bar (RMB208). This plate of creamy goodness is exactly what we crave at the end of a tough workday.
The assertive presence of Parmesan and truffles creates a beautiful coating around each grain of rice while a piece of fatty goose liver sends the richness over the top. It takes comfort food to a whole new level.
Where: 8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu) 中山东一路27号8楼 (近北京东路)
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