[Shanghai] Cuivre (Brunch)
Cuivre by Michael Wendling | www.cuivre.cn | Dianping
Address: 淮海中路1502号(近乌鲁木齐路) 1502 Huaihai Middle Rd near Wulumuqi Rd (徐汇区 Xuhui District)
Date visited: 2013.08 for brunch
Total bill: RMB¥842 for four people (RMB$188 set brunch + extras per person)
Will return: Definitely
What to get:
– Salade de chevre frais
– Oeuf benedict
– La truffe
– Mousse au chocolat
Brunch at Cuivre is set at RMB¥188 per person for a drink (non-alcoholic) and any three courses from the menu. There was the option to order a la carte but everyone at the table opted for the RMB¥188 brunch set (greedy bunch). I was actually really glad we all got our own sets because most of the food was too good to share. I have labeled the a la carte prices of each dish for reference.
This was definitely one of the more all around satisfying meals where I was happy with every dish. I enjoyed brunch here immensely and will surely return to try dinner soon.
No Stress (RMB¥40) with strawberries, fresh mango, lemon and honey and Pain Relief (RMB¥40) with fresh carrots, pineapple, orange and ginger. The drinks were all very refreshing. If you want an alcoholic drink like one of their many variations of Bloody Mary, it’s an additional RMB¥20 on top of the set brunch price.
Salade de chevre frais (RMB¥58) with fresh goat cheese and grilled chicken tossed into a mixed green salad, diced tomato, avocado and cucumber
Salad is rarely a hit and mostly a miss for me but this salad was impressive. The grilled chicken was full of flavor and the goat cheese was distinct but not pungent. Really good.
Salmon fume (RMB¥68) with thin slices of smoked salmon, marinated with fresh dill and olive oil
Quality salmon but toast was not that great or necessary.
Oeuf benedict (RMB¥48) with toasted English muffin with fresh spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
Everyone got this and loved it. It comes with the sauce already on it but you can hold it on the side if you want to be fancy. The sauce was delicious–slightly sour and not too heavy.
La truffe (RMB¥68) grilled truffle sandwich with brie cheese, coppa and arugula
The truffle flavor was there but it was not overpowering. On the other hand, the cheese was actually very strong. I personally really liked the truffle and cheese combination but other people thought it was too much so this may be better for people who like more dense flavors. If you get this, you might want to save this towards the end after you eat your other dishes.
L’Entrecote (RMB¥118 a la carte or additional RMB¥30 to set brunch) grilled rib eye, cuivre butter and twist fries
Steak is topped with herb butter. It’s a good deal but it’s by no means a prime steakhouse steak. I can do without this next time. Bonus: crispy fries (which is such a rarity in China).
Mousse au chocolat (RMB¥58) with shaved white chocolate
Light and airy texture and great chocolate flavor.