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

jennjen18 Sep 22, 2012 07:14 AM

... 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. estufarian RE: jennjen18 Sep 22, 2012 12:57 PM

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

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      canmark RE: jennjen18 Sep 22, 2012 04:14 PM

      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.




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        piccola RE: jennjen18 Sep 23, 2012 05:27 PM

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

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          T Long RE: piccola Sep 23, 2012 05:58 PM

          +1 I feel poor just reading their menus.

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            ylsf RE: piccola Sep 23, 2012 06:00 PM

            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....

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              jennjen18 RE: ylsf Sep 23, 2012 08:06 PM

              $7 COFFEE!!!??!!!?!?1?

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                piccola RE: ylsf Sep 26, 2012 06:46 PM

                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.

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                Charles Yu RE: piccola Sep 24, 2012 07:34 AM

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

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                  crawfish RE: Charles Yu Oct 10, 2012 07:59 AM

                  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.

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                    DUH CAR RE: crawfish Oct 16, 2012 09:33 AM

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

              3. estufarian RE: jennjen18 Oct 9, 2012 06:00 AM

                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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                  brushfire RE: estufarian Oct 9, 2012 01:23 PM

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

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                    Wench Foraday RE: estufarian Oct 9, 2012 03:14 PM

                    Already?? Wow, what a shame.

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                      canmark RE: estufarian Oct 13, 2012 08:50 AM

                      Toronto Life is also reporting this (and quoting this Chowhound thread): http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

                      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.

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                      ylsf RE: jennjen18 Oct 25, 2012 07:26 PM

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

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                        jennjen18 RE: ylsf Oct 27, 2012 06:52 AM

                        Thanks! :)

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                        ylsf RE: jennjen18 Nov 10, 2012 10:01 AM

                        I didn't realize that the Momofuku restaurants are not actually part of "Shangri la"... They don't list them on the hotel website at all. I wonder what kind of arrangement Momofuku has for the space. I guess we should be saying "I am going to Monofuku beside the Shangri la" :)

                        Was just reading the Toronto Star reviews from a few weeks back ( http://www.thestar.com/living/article... )

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