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A taste of the Big Apple in Shanghai.
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Dining room at Pelham's, Shanghai, china

Pelham's Restaurant Review

: The name Pelham's pays tribute to Sir Warren Pelham, who in 1910 founded the Shanghai Club where the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund now stands. The restaurant, located on the lobby level of the Waldorf Astoria Club, features an elegant main dining and a modern, glass-enclosed exhibition kitchen. Beyond the glassed-in columns of the wine cellar lies a semi-private dining room with more than a thousand American pennies adorning the ceiling. The menu of French-influenced Modern American fare is executed by chef Brian Chan, who hails from New York's Peacock Alley restaurant at The Waldorf=Astoria. We recommend starting with the pan-seared foie gras with almond pain perdu, macerated strawberries and aged balsamic. Follow that with Australian Wagyu rib-eye steak or crusted filet of grouper with cumin-scented lentils. For dessert, you might encounter a velvet chocolate sphere filled with mascarpone mousse and topped with bitter chocolate sauce. The cuisine may have its roots in the Big Apple, but the menu and wine list still respect Chinese tradition with all prices ending with the lucky number eight.

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