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Dinner at Home with Friends

Some friends from France and New York City requested California wines when we entertained them in our home a while ago, and we were able to accommodate them with one...

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Dining At Home
Veritas: The Park B Smith Invitational

Park Smith’s annual Châteauneuf du Pape Invitational Lunch at his restaurant, Veritas, was one of my most memorable wine and food occasions over the last decade. His new Executive Chef,...

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Events
Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade is part of a chain of restaurants with branches in Hong Kong as well as Jakarta and Saigon. It serves basically Shanghainese Dim Sum specialties, Sichuan noodles, and,...

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Restaurants
Masa

One of the few Michelin three-star Japanese/sushi restaurants in the world, Masa represents an immersion into another world of food that nearly defies description. Eating here is an unforgettable experience,...

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Restaurants
Lost Heaven

This is a great venue in which to get a feel for the rich, young Shanghai set. Bursting with a young, attractive, boisterous Chinese crowd, the style of food comes...

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Shanwaai Shan Restaurant

Beggar’s chicken or jiaohuh chicken (chicken stuffed with fried pork, wrapped in lotus leaves and soaked in shaoxing wine and coated with a layer of mud). It was delicious –...

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Restaurants
Jade on 36 Restaurant

One of the brilliant restaurants of Shanghai (and there are many of them), this venue also boasts a spectacular view of the city from its 36th floor windows. It has...

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Restaurants
Shang Palace

This was a fabulous find for classic Cantonese cuisine. We spent several days in the countryside 5 to 6 hours west of Shanghai visiting the so-called river towns that Marco...

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Restaurant Petrus

Prepared by the great French chef, Frédéric Chabbert, with head sommelier, Nicolas Pieron, this meal accompanied a look at some of my 100-point wines. While some may accuse me of...

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