139 Changle Lu (???139?19?2?)
Around 12 of us descended upon Avalon for dinner. We were last there for their brunch menu which we enjoyed, so it seemed apt we should check out their dinner options. Most of us got different items off the menu, which was excellent as I got to sample my way through…. muahahaha! What I like about Avalon is that they do good, fresh food.. and couple it with fantastic, attentive service. It’s a bit of a rare and winning combination here in Shanghai.
Despite us being such a rowdy bunch, they were very prompt in re-arranging tables when a few extras turned up, and were highly attentive throughout the whole dinner. We were delighted that they extended the offer of “free bottle of sparkling wine for the table” to basically a complimentary free-flow for us, since there were so many of us. I snuck a 1/3 glass of if and the chilled sparkling wine was very delicious indeed 🙂
Complimentary sparkling wine for all!
Delicious complimentary bread platter
The boys look like they’re lovingly sharing their little plate, LOL
The food was all very well executed and hit all the right buttons. I enjoyed virtually all the dishes and it was very good value for money considering the unique ingredients and decent portion sizes. I don’t think a single person complained about the food! In fact, we were all really impressed when the bill came out, and I would personally return again 🙂
Complimentary amuse bouche. That little banana muffin in the top left was delish!
Goat cheese and spicy jerk pork ravioli, lychee, arugula, frisee, oak leaf, radicchio, apple vinegar (58?)
An unusual take on ravioli, which was very well received.
Grilled lobster (88?) – this was a special deal, and boy, it was well worth it!!
We like playing with our food 😉
24 hr pork belly, granny smith apple ball, arugula pudding, honey cider sauce,
purple cabbage, leeks, baby carrot, coconut mustard (95?)
Grilled whole turbot fish, extra virgin olive oil, herb salad, wild rice polenta, grilled
vegetables, caribbean dust, tomato and fried garlic concasse (178?)
Char grilled half boneless chicken, fresh garlic and lemongrass marination,
rosemary mash, pickled vegetables, orange vinaigrette (145?)
Smoked marinated 24 hr pork ribs, jalapeno bbq sauce, turnips, baby carrots,
broccoli, roasted sweet potato (135?)
Peanut butter cream with grilled bananas and ice cream – forgot the actual name
but this was amazing, creamy peanut butter goodness!!
Cameo from Shanghai’s bloggers!