Look out, Beijing. A big-time French chef-- a dapper dude named Yannick Alléno-- is coming to town. The Michelin three-starred chef of Le Meurice fame is opening one of his S.T.A.Y eateries at the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing in September. Short for "Simple Table Alléno Yannick," S.T.A.Y has already made a splash at One & Only The Palm in Dubai and Royal Mansour in Marrakech. The concept restaurant reinvents simple French cuisine, made with fresh, seasonal produce, in a stylish, contemporary setting amongst friends. Some nice touches at the Beiing restaurant: chopsticks will be on hand for diners, and a Communal Table will provide the opportunity for sharing-style dining. Like an authentic French patisserie, the Pastry Library will present exquisite, hand-crafted sweets where guests can participate in the process by choosing a final topping for their dessert. Bon Appetit!
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