Way back in the annals of
Shanghai restaurant history,
‘legendary’ was the word for
Austin Hu’s brunch at the
now-shuttered Madison. So
it’s no surprise that brunch at
Hu’s latest concept Heritage is
coming six months after opening
– there’s a lot to live up to.
with a green tomato bloody
Mary before launching into
fluffy cheddar scallion biscuits
smeared with chilli garlic jelly
and Laoganma butter or devilled
tea eggs topped with sesame,
scallions, seaweed and crispy
quinoa – all delivered tableside
in steamers on a push trolley.
Decadent but never boring, it’s classic Hu.
and a tender trotter croquette
sitting atop an English muffin
are liberally smothered in XO
hollandaise. Juicy fried chicken
arrives sandwiched between
with a dollop of avocado cream.
Some things are worth the wait.