Italian - JIMIX: SEVE
Updated: 2005-01-27 08:39
It's sometimes strange how
people's paths cross. When Shanghai resident Jimi was visiting Rome, he stopped
in to eat at a little restaurant behind the famous Coliseum. He liked the food
so much, upon his return to Shanghai Jimi invited the chef Seve over to see the
new gourmet shop he was opening, and thus this unique collaboration was born.
When the moon hits the sky, like a big pizze pie, that's
Set in an old villa around the corner from Thai Gallery, this is a restaurant
come shop where while dining; you can also buy all manner of blades and
blenders. Out back, they have converted the disused courtyard into a relaxing
patio area, which with the soon to be built bar and floor heaters, promises to
be a great venue for outdoor barbeques. D¨Ścor wise, it's very much rustic meets
modern, with flash yet comfy chairs and fresh yet unobtrusive lighting.
The set lunch is decent value; it's Y38 for soup of the day, a choice of
margherita or marinara pizza and homemade biscuits with tea. For Y68 you also
get a mix salad plus the option of spaghetti Bolognese and coffee. The seafood
soup came packed full of shellfish and the bowl was heartily wiped clean with
pane. The pizza base was deliciously light and crunchy, the product of that rare
thing in Shanghai, a wood-fired oven.
Unfortunately, the dining experience was let down by the slow service.
However, Seve was friendly to a fault and considering they have just opened,
there's always going to be room for improvement. So, the next time someone asks
you 'what have the Romans ever done for us?' take them to JIMIX: SEVE and show
them exactly just what.
Location: 605 Beijing Xi Lu