Camelia Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai debuts a new menu featuring favourite flavors from Italy. A brief closure of barely a week saw the firing up of a brand new signature pizza oven, visibly located in the restaurant alongside the new antipasti buffet. Simultaneously, an aperitivo bar is now richly stocked to round off what makes a classic Italian eatery. All else that guests have come to favour about Camelia remains the same.
Camelia’s buona cucina encompasses all that’s loved about a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Guests arrive to the scents of focaccia, truffle and mascarpone, select flavourful antipasti followed by pizza, pasta and an oh-so-tender bistecca Fiorentina. Bring family, friends, colleagues or a date for a white peach Bellini or a house-matured Negroni while dipping into a sinfully tempting tiramisu or panna cotta. The must-try Frangelico Sour with its bright citrus notes and the froth of fresh egg white is as novel as it is classically Italian.
Afternoons are good for a twist on traditional afternoon tea; being Italian, a fashionable element is essential for the hours after lunch. Brunch on Sundays delivers the same authentically Italian dishes made from only the best ingredients – simple and fresh.
An exquisite (not only) Italian wine list is worth mentioning, if only for the fact that in vino veritas, particularly when served by China’s star sommelier Ying Guo.
To secure a seat on the terrace while temperatures are still balmy, near the Chef’s counter or by the bar, reservations are recommended.