Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Brunch in Shanghai

Today we had Sunday brunch at the Westin Hotel at the Bund.  The variety of food is fantastic, with food stations upstairs and downstairs, and free-flowing Veauve Clicquot.
There were Asian food stations (Peking Duck, Dim Sum, Congee and Roast Meats) as well as the standard things you would expect:  raw seafood bar, sushi, prime rib and breakfast items. There was also a caviar bar, crepes, cheeses, charcuterie, etc.  The menu was definitely friendly to expats.  New Zealand lamb, Argentinian spit-roasted meats, taco bar, Italian pastas and breads, smoked fish.  All the bars were open, and were lined up with pisco sours, frozen margaritas and there was also a self-serve Bloody Mary bar.
  Lots and lots of desserts as well.  I think the kids loved the cotton candy and both had crepes filled with chocolate, topped with whip cream.
Roasted Meats
blinis & caviar
Prime rib & Yorkshire pudding
Macarons Pearl Tower
watch out, that crepe is hot
cotton candy for breakfast?
frozen lemonade
I think this brunch is so popular not only because the food is impressive, but because of the entertainment.  A small orchestra performs, and accompanies two opera singers.  A man and woman, and both were great.  Then a string trio (violins and cello) performs.  This group is made up of three young women, all in blue, all playing electronic string instruments.  Lastly, a Chinese acrobat group performs.  

This was a really fun way to spend the day together.  We will definitely be going back.

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