The latest installment of the Alimentari brand, Alimentari Grill threw open its doors in late summer as the first major opening in the now always renao Shankang Li. As the expat epicenter continues its move northwards to Jing’an, we are looking forward to more restaurant openings in the area.
Like in other Alimentari stores around Shanghai, Alimentari Grill combines the best of a high-end grocery store with a kitchen, but this time, they really turn up the heat with a grill-focused menu – charcoal grill that is.
Pork Short Ribs (RMB110)
Seafood Linguine (RMB90)
Tagliata Steak (RMB165)
This is not where you come for a pizza, but rather a succulent, juicy slab of Uruguayan Wagyu Bone-in Ribeye (RMB700) or New Zealand Rack of Lamb (RMB300). Pair those grilled meats with an array of vermouth-inspired cocktails, like The Popcorn (RMB55), featuring vermouth bianco, vermouth rosso, dry vermouth, lemon and popcorn or the Yuzu and Lemon (RMB55) with Yuzu infused vermouth bianco, limoncello, dry vermouth, smoky whisky syrup and lemon.
Standout dishes include the Pork Short Ribs (RMB110), a spicy, saucy, addicting slab of black pepper pork that evokes memories of Southern-style BBQ, the Pacherri Al Ragu (RMB80), a homey dish made for winter with tender chunks of beef and crunchy pine nuts, and the Smoked Octopus (RMB110), served with briny caper berries, fresh tomatoes and a pop of citrus.
Proscuitto Burrata (RMB90)
Burrata in all shapes and forms is another guilty pleasure, and Alimentari Grill offers three varieties – prosciutto, fried or a summer version with pesto, green pea puree and asparagus.
Dessert also comes in threes, with Tiramisu (RMB35), Lemon Pie (RMB40) and a Cannoli Siciliani (RMB30 for 2) on offer, each more picturesque than the last.
Cannoli Siciliani (RMB30)
Lemon Pie (RMB40)
The real highlight of the this location is the expansive outdoor patio, and with heaters for winter, it’s the perfect late afternoon spot for a post-work or weekend libation. The grocery section is similar to other Alimentari venues, where guests can stock up on Italian dried goods, European wines, cold cuts, cheeses, olives in all varieties and other pickled goodies.
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[All images by Sophie Steiner/That's]