WildChina just launched Gastronomic Tour of China with Fuchsia Dunlop, a 12 day culinary trip throughout China. From October 13-24, 2012, participants will visit the imperial capitals of Beijing and Xian – home to the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors – travel to the southwestern province of Sichuan and then on to Shanghai + Hangzhou. To kick off this once-in-a-lifetime trip, WildChina would like to highlight a few of Fuchsia’s favorite places that participants will get to experience while on trip. The Dragon Well Manor Restaurant, which Fuchsia reviewed in The New Yorker, is absolutely on the itinerary.
At the restaurant, Fuchsia notes that “Dai [the owner] assures them that everything he serves will be made from natural ingredients, untainted by pesticides or melamine, and with no added MSG. Each morning, his buyers drive out into the countryside to collect the best of the season’s produce.”
Since Fuchsia’s article was published in 2008, Dragon Well Manor has become a “must see” while in Hangzhou. Everyone from CNN Traveler to The Telegraph has covered the story, and all to rave reviews. Not only does the restaurant serve the best ingredients, but highlights local cuisine. Dai explains that Hangzhou cuisine is “as varied as the Sichuanese, but tend to be light and bright, without that heavy spiciness. We emphasize seasonal produce, and the essential tastes of our raw ingredients.”
Everyone at WildChina is a fan of the restaurant and is a fantastic place to relax after hiking through the Longjing Terraces…
Stay tuned for more insights about WildChina + Fuchsia’s upcoming trip throughout China.
To read more of Fuchsia’s New York story, please see here.
Photos provided by Fuchsia Dunlop.
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