Independent European fine dining restaurants are few and far between in Beijing, but Opera Bombana is one of the city’s stalwarts. Opened in 2013 and part of the family of restaurants created by three Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana, the Beijing outpost luxuriates in a corner of the glamorous Parkview Green mall with double height floor to ceiling windows and even a small outdoor terrace that’s good until October.
Is this new Sanlitun hotpot restaurant Beijing’s best ever?
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when somebody suggests hotpot for an evening out, only one of two responses are possible: ‘Yum, let’s do it!’ Or ‘Meh. No’.
Let’s face it, 2020 has been the year that everything we thought we knew has been turned on its head. And that goes for travel as much as anything – most of us will have made plans that we’ve had to postpone or cancel entirely. But if there’s a silver lining to be seen, it has surely been the surge of interest in travel within China itself. Revisiting spots we haven’t been to for years and realizing that – wait, what? – they are truly awesome travel destinations, has given us a fresh perspective on what we have so close to home.