Coming straight outta Burgundy, one of France's most greatest culinary legacies, the three-Michelin Star Maison Lameloise, will be opening in Shanghai mid-2018. The location? That most Shanghaiest of places, the Shanghai Tower.
Established in 1921, the Maison Lameloise in Chagny, Burgundy (pop. 5,600) which is both a hotel and a restaurant, went through three generations before being taken over by Chef Eric Pras in 2008.
Pras himself boasts a career of remarkable Michelin pedigree, having worked with Michel Troisgros, Bernard Loiseau, Pierre Gagnaire and Régis Marcon – all chefs with three-star restaurants – since the tender age of 15.
Pras' signature dishes include a duo of langoustines with a crispy rice coating, green apple, celeriac cream and caviar. Or perhaps, a tarte of Burgundy snails with potagère of young herbs.
No word on who the chef will be, instead promise of an 'idyllic dining experience inside the glass-and-metal masterpiece of Maison Lameloise Shanghai [that will] carry its clientele away from Shanghai to Chagny.'
With Michael White's Marea opening having reportedly hit a stumbling block, no doubt Maison Lameloise is the most anticipated fine dining opening of 2018... so far.
Read more Shanghai Food & Drink News