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Lawrys The Prime Rib opens in Shanghai

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Thursday, 6 March 2008

Lawrys The Prime Rib, a traditional American prime-rib restaurant famous for its tableside carvery service of classic prime ribs of beef, has opened its first restaurant in mainland China, in Shanghais popular Xintiandi entertainment district. It is the brands fifth restaurant in Asia, and the ninth in the world.

Lawrys Shanghai opened in partnership with m.a.x. concepts, the contemporary restaurant division of Hong Kong Maxim's Group, one of Hong Kongs largest restaurant operators.

Lawrys is renowned for warm hospitality, good value and elegantly serving the finest certified aged, corn-fed prime ribs of beef hand-carved tableside from the trademark custom made 500-pound silver carts.

Each diner at Lawrys The Prime Rib is presented with the Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad, tossed tableside on a bed of ice with their very own vintage sherry dressing.

The traditionally dressed dining room servers then call for the Carver, who arrives at each table with his gleaming silver cart. Actually made out of hand hammered stainless steel, the prime rib cart contains Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, creamed spinach, and buttered peas.

The whole meal is prepared tableside, and then is capped off with the oven baked Yorkshire Pudding, the perfect accompaniment to Prime Rib.

The signature menu items of roasted prime ribs come in four different cuts. The Lawry Cut (RMB 460) is the original 10oz cut, The California Cut (6oz) (RMB 335) is a smaller cut for lighter appetites, The English Cut (7.5oz) (RMB 370) is thin slices deftly carved to heighten the rich beef flavour and The Diamond Jim Brady Cut (16oz) (RMB 560) is an extra-thick portion for beef lovers.

Some of Lawrys alternative popular main courses are the seafood dishes, which vary daily and are prepared by the Executive Chef, and some of the signature starters include Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Bisque, sizzling mushrooms and Atlantic lobster tails.

Lawrys extensive wine list features over 120 selections of champagne, and red and white wines from around the world, with an emphasis on fine Californian wines. Lawrys also features its own private wine labels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and a Chardonnay.

Following the tradition of Lawrys other locations around the world, the interior boasts sophisticated and elegant dark woods, Art Deco  styling, and beautiful artwork. This makes Lawrys The Prime Rib Shanghai an ideal destination for business entertainment, special celebrations, family gatherings and wedding banquets. The restaurant has four private dining rooms available on request for more intimate occasions.

Lawrys The Prime Ribs other Asian restaurants are in Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei and Hong Kong, complementing the four original Lawrys The Prime Rib locations in the United States: in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.

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