Sasha’s Bar and Restaurant

| April 15, 2011

The sunny days are back and I am starting my annual quest for nice terraces and outdoor smoking spots. A few years ago I used to brunch at Sasha’s fairly often until i got bored (and disappointed) by the food. I decided it was high time I gave the place another chance, not on a […]


CJW in Xintiandi

| April 10, 2011

There is one place dear to my heart in Shanghai. CJW. Cigar, Jazz, Wine. What’s not to love? I have been religiously going there every week for almost a year, and eventually some of the staff started recognizing me. Maybe one day they’ll start preparing my drink before I order it (mojito, not too much […]


Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria

| April 8, 2011

Shanghai sees new high-end bars and hotels pop up every few months. This spring we have been blessed with the opening of the Shanghai Waldorf Astoria hotel on the Bund. I’ll let other people comment on the quality of the hotel and will focus on their famous Long Bar. One very nice feature of the […]


Morton’s Steakhouse

| April 6, 2011

Welcome to Morton’s! This is steak at it’s best, and free-est. Come here to enjoy nice cigars, martinis and steak sandwiches free of charge every evening. Cigars are well priced and conserved; high proportion of tubes. The humidor is locked until the manager is there. Don’t come before 5! You have to respect a place […]


Downstairs at Urbn Hotel

| April 2, 2011

My most pleasant discovery this month? Downstairs by David Laris.     The place is conveniently located 5mn walk away from my office, has great atmosphere and sports a terrace that has delighted my many summers over. Nice leather chairs and sofas, a bar that looks like the real thing, staff that is efficient and […]