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December 2015

Food

Dessert Heaven: Mavi Artisan Chocolates + Cakes

Mavi Artisan Chocolates and Gourmet Cake in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com Upon entering Mavi Artisan Chocolates and Gourmet Desserts in Xintiandi, I immediately felt like a kid in a candy shop.  The decor was so warm and inviting and yes, I saw chocolates everywhere!  You all know by now that Ellen and I have a huge sweet tooth.  Mavi was a lovely little space where I could totally see us enjoying afternoon tea.  I (...)

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Garlic / Modern Turkish Date Night

Garlic Modern Turkish in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com If you think you can't have a Turkish getaway in Shanghai, think again.  At Garlic, you'll find yourself in a mini Istanbul with great music, ambience, and all.  The modern decor and lighting creates a prime date atmosphere.  Best of all, and the reason I'm even writing about this place of course, is the food.  They have a "Best Lamb You Will Ever Eat" on their menu, (...)

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‘Tis the Season of Shanghai Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab Season in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com ... And it's almost over!  Nooooooo.  To document what probably will be one of our last hairy crab meals this season, here's last week's dinner at home.  You can find good-quality hairy crab at the finest hotels and restaurants, but it's most foodies' opinion that the best way to cook them is in your own kitchen!  And it's so easy too.  First, untie them (be careful (...)

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