Huairou farmhouse food added to five star British chef's menu
The new menu at Views Restaurant is all about Huairou's local dishes. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Nestled on the top floor of the swanky Sunrise Kempinski Hotel with panoramic views over Yanqi Lanke and the surrounding Mutianyu mountains, Views Restaurant eschews fancy, opting for authentic local Huairou dishes.
On the single-page menu are less than 20 items, from cold dishes such as laohu cai, or the Huairou salad (28 yuan/$4), hot dishes, and desserts using Huairou chestnuts and walnuts.
The grilled rainbow trout (398 yuan), a must-eat Huairou speciality, is the most expensive dish on the menu. If you visit by the end of March, you can enjoy all food on the menu at half price, as the hotel promotes the "farm-to-table" concept.
"Farm-to-table means that we try our best to provide locally sourced ingredients, and give our guests the experience of local Huairou dishes that are from Huairou," hotel executive chef Kevin Stone said.
He leads a team of 180.