A new, glitzy Chinese restaurant has opened its doors in the renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, New York, and the food looks fantastic.
The restaurant, La Chine, is in the running to be one of New York’s finest Chinese restaurants, according to Luxury Travel Magazine.
La Chine was a collaborative effort of Waldorf’s culinary director, David Garcelon, and executive chef, Kong Khai Meng.
Garcelon hand-selected a team of international chefs including famed Chinese culinary master Jereme Leung. The culinary director said:
“It was our primary focus to develop La Chine as a must-visit destination for high-end foodies, experientialists, New York City locals and international visitors alike.”
The restaurant offers an opulent Chinese cuisine dining experience with a French flare as courses are specially paired with the restaurant’s selection of fine wines.
Not only does the restaurant boast a delectable dessert menu and wine list, but there is also a raw seafood bar.
The raw bar includes a wide range of fresh seafood that include lobster, Tasmanian sea trout, and oysters.
Each Chinese dish is special in that it originates from a different region in China.
For example the bone-in kumquat pork ribs are derived from Taiwan and the diver scallops are prepared in a Huaiyang fashion.
Their impressive signature dishes also include Lychee Smoked Roast Crispy Chicken, BBQ Iberico Pork Neck with Top of the Waldorf Honey Glaze and Wok Fried Maine Razor Clams.
Restaurant guests are in awe over the decor of the restaurant that includes an impressive chandelier that hangs above a garden of purple orchids.
The restaurant is a replacement for the hotel’s former eatery, Oscar’s Brasserie, and is part of an effort to revive the hotel.