For the very first time, with the help of an expert panel, the world’s top 50 Chinese restaurants was named in February 2017. The ground-breaking book pairs the specialities of the World’s top 50 restaurants wit the wines of Bordeaaux.
Chinese cuisine represents the longest, continuous culinary tradition in the world.
More people eat Chinese, than any other, food everyday on our planet. Yet, there has never been a list of the world?s top Chinese restaurants. Until now.
For the very first time, with the help of an expert panel, under the sign of the coffee mill at 3 St James’s Street, the world’s top 50 Chinese restaurants will be named on 8 February 2017, the 12th Day of the Year of the Rooster, at Berry Bros & Rudd, the UK’s oldest continuous wine merchant and holder of two Royal Warrants.
Paris and London have one restaurant each. So do Australia and Malaysia. Who has the most? Hong Kong, China’s Special Administrative Region, commands the lion share of 15 of the world’s top Chinese restaurants. (Maybe that’s what really makes the former British colony special, not the so-called one country two systems arrangement).
Between Beijing, Guangdong, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shaoxing, Suzhou and Yangzhou, China is at the summit of the culinary mountain with 26 of the world’s top Chinese restaurants including one named by the Qianlong Emperor, another run by a descendant of Beijing opera’s most celebrated female voice, and yet another at the foot of Hangzhou’s famed
West Lake that serves the favourite dish of China’s most famous scholar-literatum (who was banished twice by two rather thin-skinned emperors during the Northern Song Dynasty).
50 Bordeaux 50 Chefs is also a bridge between East and West.
The ground-breaking book pairs the specialities of the world?s top 50 Chinese restaurants with the wines of Bordeaux.
In a world now poised on the verge of trade wars between the United States of America and China and the countries of the Pacific, 50 Bordeaux 50 Chefs celebrates a marriage of Chinese cuisine with French wine, a wedding feast that can be replicated everywhere in the world as long as you have a pair of chopsticks, a wine glass and an insatiable appetite and thirst.