The award-winning Aria established its impeccable reputation over 17 years and continues to distinguish itself as purveyors of contemporary Western cuisine with a five-course weekend brunch menu that reflect Chef de Cuisine Maiker Valdivia’s traditional Spanish cooking technique and his passion for using simple ingredients and local resources.
Chilean-born Chef Valdivia brings to Aria more than 10 years of experience in the culinary arts gained from working in San Sebastián, a Spanish coastal city in the Basque Autonomous Community that is renowned for its Basque cuisine. It is the second city with the most Michelin stars per capita in the world, only behind Kyoto, Japan.
Chef Maiker has been in China for four years, of which two years were spent in Beijing as an executive chef at a well-known Spanish restaurant. Prior to China, Chef Maiker served at many well-established restaurants in Spain, including the Mirador de Ulia, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Donostia, San Sebastián.
Guests can choose from an array of innovated Western dishes, including:
Lobster Spanish Omelette
Cured Salmon, Avocado, Apple, Prosciutto
Hokkaido Diver Scallops, Grapes, Flaked Almonds, Salsa Verde Puree
Crab Leg Meat Caesar, Prosciutto, Anchovy, Parmesan
Cauliflower Veloute ▪ Hazelnut, Shimeji
Roast Tomato Soup ▪ Bocconcini
Fettuccine Carbonara, Bacon, Cream
Risotto, Shrimp, Mushroom
Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef, Tomato
From The Ocean
Pan-Seared Sea Bass, Yunnan Wild Mushrooms, Shrimp, Pickled Kombu
Oven-Baked Black Cod, Charred Sweet Corn with White Balsamic Dressing, Crisp Wild Rice, Coconut
From the Lava Stone Grill
Apple Wood-Smoked Suckling Pig, Honey and Soy Glaze, Mango, Olives, Peas
Slow-Roasted Chicken, Gremolata Butter, Croquette, Ratatouille, Morels, Goose Liver
Tenderloin, Roasted Baby Vegetables, Braised Short Rib, Jus
German Cheese Pork Sausage with Sauerkraut and Onion
Exotic Pineapple and Banana Compote, Coconut Dacquoise, Pineapple Mousse
Almond, Almond Parfait, Praline Cream, Almond Dacquoise
Concerto Orange, Manjari Chocolate Mousse, Grand Marnier Orange Comfit, Praline Crisp
The weekend brunch is priced at RMB298 per person, subject to a 15 per cent service fee. A kid’s menu is also available at RMB88 per person.
For reservations and further information, please telephone Aria at (86 10) 6505 2266 extension 36 or e-mail email@example.com.
China World Hotel, Beijing soars over the China World Trade Center complex, including the shopping mall, in the heart of the city’s diplomatic and business district. Hailed as one of the first three hotels in mainland China to be awarded a Platinum Five Star rating by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), China World Hotel, Beijing has been named one of the world’s best hotels by both Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure magazines. China World Hotel, Beijing has also been voted “Best Hotel in Beijing” by Euromoney, Frommer’s Guide and Finance Asia; “Best Business Hotel in Beijing” by Business Traveller China and Asia Pacific, TTG Asia, The Asset and Asian Legal Business; ranked one of the “Top Ten Business Hotels in China – Golden Pillow Award” by 21st Century Business Herald; and named one of “The Top 50 Hotels in China” by Forbes and Travel + Leisure China.