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Sep 22, 2012 07:14 AM

Shangri-la downtown -- anything else other than Momofuku open?

... We're crazy about hotel breakfasts, and saw they have an awesome coffee/espresso machine from outside... Anyone know if all other facilities are up and running yet? Might just pop in to see this afternoon...

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  1. Certainly Bosk is open. Or at least taking reservations for this week!

    1. Bosk has been open for a few weeks now. With all the Chowhounders trying out Momofuku Noodle Bar, I'm surprised there haven't been more Bosk comments.

      1. Wow -- $32 congee! This place is out of my league.

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        1. re: piccola

          +1 I feel poor just reading their menus.

          1. re: piccola

            Well, it includes a coffee, tea or juice... so, that is like a $7 or $8 value making the congee only $25-26 dollars!

            Wow, crazy prices. $7 for a half of a grapefruit. I guess people that are staying at the hotel can afford it....

              1. re: ylsf

                The oatmeal breakfast isn't any cheaper. Kinda crass considering it's just gruel... But I guess they've found a demographic that will pay.

              2. re: piccola

                Noticed that too!! What a rip off for just a chicken congee. For that price, I would expect abalone and conch in the mix!!

                1. re: Charles Yu

                  Too bad! The Shangri-La hotels I've stayed in in China have great breakfast buffets with Chinese, Japanese (chawan mushi!), European (fantastic croissants!) and North American breakfast foods.

                  1. re: crawfish

                    Yeah. Just came back and the Shangri-la in Shanghai was outstanding!!

              3. I've heard from 2 separate sources (both chefs) that the chef left last week after being asked to change the menu.
                Both the Shangri La website and the chef's Linked In page seem to think he's still there!

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                1. re: estufarian

                  that was quick. I was looking forward to checking it out!

                    1. re: estufarian

                      Toronto Life is also reporting this (and quoting this Chowhound thread):

                      Unfortunate that the hotel should lose its head chef so soon, although the Ritz Carlton had a similar problem when Tom Brodi left TOCA after a short (though not this short) stint.

                    2. Heads up that they are doing an open house until Saturday. You can tour the hotel rooms, condo,spa,etc

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