14 July 2015

Ladies lunch menu at Chai Wu review



Me and my sister had the wonderful privilege at the weekend of being invited to taste the amazing Ladies Lunch menu at Chai Wu on the 5th floor at Harrods. Now I love harrods mainly for the extravagance and sheer beauty of the building. Chai Wu is a beautifully decorated Chinese restaurant with its interior inspired by the five elements in chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water giving the space a calming feel. The ladies lunch menu features some amazing tasty treats 8 courses to be precise, I was really looking forward to sampling the edible lipstick.


We were made to feel super welcome by the staff as we sat in the VIP section, we were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne as they talked us through the menu and we were served steamed Soy beans with XO sauce, now my sister absolutely loved this as they weren't too spicy. Next was the delicately steamed lobster, I've never had lobster and sea bass crystal dumplings I had never had Lobster before so I was pleasantly surprised that i loved the taste.


Me and my sister had the wonderful privilege at the weekend of being invited to taste the amazing Ladies Lunch menu at Chai Wu on the 5th floor at Harrods. Now I love harrods mainly for the extravagance and sheer beauty of the building. Chai Wu is a beautifully decorated Chinese restaurant with its interior inspired by the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water giving the space a calming feel. The ladies lunch menu features some amazing tasty treats 8 courses to be precise, I was really looking forward to sampling the edible lipstick.

We were made to feel super welcome by the staff as we sat in the VIP section, we were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne as they talked us through the menu and we were served steamed Soy beans with XO sauce, now my sister absolutely loved this as they weren't too spicy. Next was the delicately steamed lobster, I've never had lobster and sea bass crystal dumplings I had never had Lobster before so I was pleasantly surprised that i loved the taste.

The Wheat grass and avocado shooters weren't to our taste but they did cleanse the palette and felt fresh. We both finished our because we knew how healthy they were hoping to give us that much needed boost and glow. Through out meal the service was amazing, calm and informative as there is so much on the menu that I had never experienced before so that was so helpful. The chef also treated us to amazing complimentary Dumplings that we shared amongst each other sampling and indulging.

Presentation of the food was wonderful, delicate and perfect, I'm not one for fancy restaurants (due to feeling overwhelmed) the artist in me really enjoyed the aesthetic side of the food the dumplings lovingly wrapped and topped off with gold leaf to steaming champagne strawberries, perfectly Instagramable.
 

We then had the beauty bucket of clear soup poached Shanghainese chicken and collagen jelly (not sure what collagen jelly is) which was light but very tasty and actually rather filling, we were then served beautiful Salmon marinated in manuka honey I think this had to be mine and my sisters favorite the honey really complimented the salmon. 

Now when it comes to the dessert it was a whole new level of tastiness and decadence. My favorite on the menu was definitely the Green tea fondant and champagne strawberries. i have to say I did make a bit of a mess with it, but I figured that just proved how much I loved it! The edible lipstick was a great novelty piece and like I was saying earlier the presentation and thought that had gone into making the food was amazing.


As you walk into the restaurant you are greeted with the sight of the chefs cooking and creating their master pieces, it was a great element to the restaurant and the whole experience is something that I would recommend to anyone wanting to try something a little different. The Ladies' lunch menu is £70 per person and is open 12:00pm - 17:00pm Sunday - Friday. Its definitely  an experience I won't be forgetting in a hurry.
HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A FAB WEEK
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ELLA




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  1. That food looks so gorgeous and delicious! I really want to go to a place like this one :)

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  2. The food looks so beautiful, especially the dumplings :)

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