[Shanghai Girl Eats] Chef’s Table x Austin Hu, Madison @ Egg
Chef’s Table @ Egg | Dianping
What: RMB288 set menu dinners by various chefs
Where: 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu (near Changle Lu) / 襄阳北路12号(近长乐路)
When: every Thursday
How: for now, word of mouth and check @eggshanghai on Instagram for new dates
Egg Cafe is opened by Shanghai Supper Club founder Camden. Aside from putting an egg on everything on her all-day breakfast offerings, Camden is hosting weekly dinners featuring set menus by various chefs for RMB288 (drinks extra). Think of it as a Supper Club spinoff but you know in advance who is cooking on which day.
I went to the first installment of Chef’s Table at Egg — “Thaitalian,” a fusion of Thai and Italian flavors by Chef Austin Hu of Madison (though he maintains the proper name is “Sex Tour ’80” — I have no comment). I knew a few people who had snagged spots at the table and also met new faces. All in all a nice dinner party at a good value if you stay off the alcohol.
Kampachi with tom yum vinaigrette, smoked almonds, black garlic
Roast crab legs with chili, cilantro, garlic
Bucatini with sea urchin, shrimp, salmon roe (favorite!)
Rib eye with fish sauce caramel, lime, eggplants
Coconut tapioca with mango sorbet, basil