What were you doing last Saturday? We know what we were doing: an intimate group of 40 Time Out insiders who were lucky enough to snag tickets joined us for our third instalment of Kitchen X
. A series of exclusive culinary journeys – all revolving around the premise of trust, secrecy, surprise and of course, great food – Kitchen X is one night you won't forget. The deal is this: buy a ticket for 888RMB without knowing where you'll be going or what the evening has in store for you, get a text message the day before telling you where to meet, show up on time and let the rest of the night unfold before your eyes.
This edition had guests meet at the Bund Finance Centre's luxe Lounge 28 for cocktails at sunset over stunning views of the Huangpu and both sides of the river, before whisking them away in private cars up The Bund across Suzhou Creek to the sixth floor of the new Bellagio Shanghai and the excellent modern Italian restaurant LAGO by Julian Serrano
. At LAGO, a special treat was in store when chef Julian Serrano himself appeared as part of his weeklong visit to Shanghai.
Missed out? Here's the night in snapshots.
The evening kicks off at Lounge 28
Great views, perfect photo op
Cheers! The night has barely begun and you're this happy? Winning.
Cocktail making in action
From the Bund Finance Center to the Bellagio Shanghai
The real fun kicks off with dancing and more
Cocktails, cigars and LAGO's elegant table settings
Chef Julian Serrano welcomes everyone
Executive chef Jair Gudino Chavez explains the LAGO concept and menu
And the fun don't stop
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