Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sir Elly's Restaurant

A fine day and a fine lunch at Sir Elly's. A 3-course set menu (RMB280) was offered for lunch.
Drinks were extra. We opted for iced tea and it had to be the strongest tea I ever tasted in my life. It totally blew me away and I was having caffeine rushes all afternoon.
Our appetizer sampler. Clockwise from top left corner: summer tomato salad, orange and ginger confit; hamachi with vanilla and lemon dressing, mango chutney; asparagus panna cotta, Szechwan whipped cream, salmon roe, chive tip; almond gazpacho, confit peach, endives, coco nibs. We throughly enjoyed all the dishes. There were lots of ooohs and ahhhs while we were eating as the tastes were quite refined and delicate but very crisp.
There were 5 choices for main course which covered scallops to pigeon, beef, salmon and risotto. P decided for the salmon, confit, shiso, roe, and jade vegetable. We were not sure what jade vegetable is but he gobbled everything up pretty quickly.
My wood grilled Wagyu short ribs, corn, romaine, espelette coulis was delicious. The only problem (which was a big one actually) was the beef and it was too fat for my liking.
Dessert was a tasting sampler in 3 parts: apricot creme brulee, Madeleine stuffed with honey, and strawberry lassi. Our favourite was the creme brulee.
Sir Elly's Restaurant
13/F, Peninsula Shanghai, 32 The Bund, Shanghai. Tel: 2327-6756

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