Guan Fu Sichuan, Flushing,NY
NY Time Coverage: A New Kind of Sichuan Restaurant for New York
Service: Guan Fu Sichuan is a restaurant focus on Szechuan cuisine and located downtown Flushing’s Chinatown. “Guan Fu” means official. Full name means official palace Szechuan cuisine. In ancient China, a bureaucrat’s standard meal should be luxurious and diverse, and most likely complicated on process. A private room is available for private party or a group of people.
Servicescape: From outer, decoration of restaurant, to inner, the food, restaurant utilities every element of “Guan Fu” to present their food and surrounding make customer feel back to ancient China. There are two stone lions outside of restaurant under the gabled roof, which is a key feature of a bureaucrat houses, mean guardian. Dining room is divided with wood panel carved with flower, and bright light reflected on stone floor shined whole dining room.
The Owners of restaurant modeled and furnished their restaurant into a dignified place, and contained specific traditional elements to present formality and luxury
Seasonal Dish: Seafood Lamb Hotpot
This particular shape pot is designed for hotpot in ancient China, and now some places are still using this particular pot. There are vegetable, meat (lamb), various type of seafoods, noodle boiling in one pot. This is a typical meal during winter in China. Customer has option to choose other ingredients.
Service Element: Customer choose to cook their own ingredients on the table or option to have kitchen cook for them. Customer can experience the doneness and the order of ingredients.
Artifact: Especial during the winter, this dish can warm customer up. and from tableware: silver teapot, patterned China to decoration, stone lion, and wood panel, surrounding enhances customer’s experience.
This dish is a fall and winter seasonal dish that is supposed to have a warm and welcoming vibe that invites those to sit and feel at home. The sweet bacon cuts through the rich creamy texture and flavor of the soup to ad a bit of smoke and sweetness.
This is a seasonal dish that would fit right into the menu at The Loyal, which Pete wells boast has a bit of something for everyone.
The Loyal is a restaurant located at 289 Bleecker Street, in the Greenwich village of Manhattan. the restaurant is run by Chef John Fraser, who also own two other restaurant that are Michelin stared.
Service element: The Soup is served in a black slate bowl that has no set shape. It is meant to make the white of the soup pop while also giving the brown glaze of the bacon a chance to shine as well. The bowl is smooth, delicate but also sturdy like the hands of a grandmother that would have made it.
Service scape element: The Loyal is said to be a place that is run formally but has the vibe and atmosphere of a 1950 club. a soup of this type can be served without meat in a fine dining restaurant as an appetizer to warm guest coming in from the cold. But a club of the 1950s would be daring enough to serve bacon as a non breakfast item.
Chicken and Rice
Chicken sauteed with onions, rice carrots, garlic and spices in big pan.
Chicken and rice served in special plate that has eastern ornaments
When dish is served and it should be eaten by hands.
Farro and Quinoa Grain Bowl sauteed with cherry tomatoes, red onions, corn, asparagus and finished with salsa verde cocina. Served with poached eggs.
The dish is served in a Mexican hand carved and hand painted floral batea wooden bowl
The wooden tables for the guest are also hand painted in floral design inspired by Mexican culture.
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Seasonal Dish: Winter Salad with Roasted beets and citrus reduction dressing.
Service Elements: Fresh greens and grilled beets served on a plate made out of twig. Choice of protein bought out in a charred skillet while still sizzling fresh off the flame.
Servicescape: Wood furnishings throughout the establishment complements the style of plating for the dish. Crumbled cheese emphasizing snowy winters. Dim light, a feel of lunch/dinner in the mountains sky high.
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