Baked to perfection in a traditional fired-oven, the pizzas at the Amici Italian restaurant in the Longemont Shanghai are loaded with the finest cheeses, herb seasonings and toothsome toppings. Variations like Italian pepperoni, salami Milano, barbecued pork and more are on offer between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 11 pm from Monday to Friday. Pies are 80 yuan or under and require a 15-percent surcharge.
021-6115-9988 ext 8230
Enjoy a festival of seafood, herbs and aromas at the Grand Mercure Shanghai's Mediterranean seafood buffet. Fruits and vegetables are freshly cut at the salad bar and a variety of fresh seafood is doused, tossed and sauteed in olive oil and vinegar to bring out the best flavors of the Mediterranean coast. The deal is on until the end of the month and is served from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm for 158 yuan per person plus a 15-percent surcharge.
021-5153-3300 ext 3708
Witness the 6-minute-long total solar eclipse on the 17th and 18th floors of the Broadway Mansions Hotel Shanghai on the Bund. Enjoy breathtaking views of the sky along with delectable dishes featuring both Chinese and Western-style buffets from 8 am to 11 pm on July 22 for 200 yuan per person plus a 15-percent surcharge.
A long-time favorite of American writer Ernest Hemingway, the Mojito has become a symbol of summertime leisure. Muddling mint, lime juice, rum, soda and ice, this concoction will never cease to please. Jin Jiang Tower offers its special twist on the classic Cuban cocktail this summer until the end of August, adding coconut, vanilla, and tomato flavors for an extra kick. The drinks are served from 7:30 pm to 1 am for 60 yuan per glass and non-alcoholic options are also available.
The 235-room luxury Peninsula Shanghai is offering early patrons a special deal for its grand opening in October. Rooms start at 2,009 yuan per night plus a 15-percent service charge. Guests who book this rate between Oct 19 and Feb 28 will receive a daily American breakfast for up to two people and a round-trip shuttle bus to and from Hongqiao or Pudong airports.
(China Daily July 13, 2009)