Cuivre is a 10-year-strong restaurant in Shanghai that serves unadulterated, delicious French food. And this summer, chef is buttering up the menu with something big: Tomahawk steaks and seafood platters, 50% off.
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When Cuivre opened in 2011, it quickly climbed the ranks of Shanghai’s premier French restaurants, in large part because Chef Michael Wendling frequently revitalizes the menu, serving up rustic yet refined dishes with splendid flavors.
Michael Wendling is one of Shanghai’s old guard chefs, and has been cooking in Shanghai for over 15 years. The food he serves is homey and comforting, and the sauces are unapologetically rich with butter. I’ve been a fan for years.
Cuivre is located at the storefront of Ambassy Court on Huaihai Zhong Lu. It’s spacious and suitable for date nights or groups. There’s also a terrace for casual al fresco dining, and it’s also dog-friendly.
Tomahawk Steaks & Seafood Platters
For the summer, Cuivre is launching some killer deals! For your benefit and dining pleasure, a Tomahawk Steak and a Seafood Platter—both at 50% off.
The main event is the Tomahawk Steak (¥640). (Originally priced at ¥1,280.)
It’s a whopping 1.2kg of Australian beef on the bone, served with house garlic herb butter and a luxuriously heady foie gras and truffle sauce.
The steak is charred on the grill and finished in the broiler to a perfect medium rare. (I prefer medium rare, but it can be done to medium, too.) It requires 40 minutes to cook, so best enjoy some appetizers first. Pre-ordering can help with the wait time.
It’s a thick bone-in rib-eye that has large swaths fat, which when cooked renders all that glorious flavor into the meat. It’s a beast—you’d need to bring at least two other steak lovers to polish this off.
Then, there’s the Seafood Platter (¥380). (Originally priced at ¥600.)
On the Seafood Platter is a half Boston lobster, three Fine de Claire No. 4 oysters (may change according to availability), whelks (100g), and three king prawns, served with cocktail sauce and mignonette sauce. It’s a great dish to share, and at this price, great value.
Chef Michael Wendling also has some new seasonal dishes, plus a couple twists on old favorites.
The lamb is perfectly seasoned and unbelievably tender. It’s so good I dare say I’d trade the steak for this dish. It’ll be on the menu from August 1, so save the date.
And of course, you can always get the classic Cuivre dishes to go with your steak dinner:
As for drinks, wines by the glass start from ¥65, bottles from ¥380. They also do some classic cocktails.
Cuivre is by no means light eating. You’d better prepare your body and mind for some damn good food.
Nomfluence Readers Deals
The Tomahawk Steak (¥640) and the Seafood Platter (¥380) are both on-going deals at Cuivre until August 31, only available for dinner.
There are limited portions of the seafood platter, and the Tomahawk requires 40 minutes to cook. It is highly recommended to pre-book via the link below.
Address: 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu 淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐南路
Hours: Daily, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm (last order 9pm)