[Shanghai] Thought for Food - The Living Room by Octave (Brunch)

Thought for Food 意膳坊 by Living Octave 音昱听堂 

Me and Mother, after the hearty brunch

Me and Mother, after the hearty brunch

Categories: Organic, Contemporary Fusion
Address: 357 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu
                建国西路357号, 近太原路
Date visited: March 2017
Price: Sunday brunch 208RMB or 308 RMB / per person 

http://new.livingoctave.com/Food.aspx

Verdict: Yes! Exceptional service, beautiful environment and zen atmosphere. Give it a try if you're looking for healthy, organic comfort foods prepared in innovative ways. 

So I might be a little biased, given how I love the concept of The Living Room by Octave and even threw my father a huge birthday party here. So yes, I have been here many times for various occasions (talks, seminars, dinners, lunches). In short, The Living Room by Octave is a premier holistic wellness center offering integrated and customized wellness programs as well as a welcoming space for communities to gather (eg. TEDxShanghai and Eco Design Fair). Beautifully designed by award-winning architecture Calvin Tsao, it is really one of the most beautiful spaces in Shanghai.

Their restaurant, Thought for Food, shares a similar philosophy. Focusing on comfort foods that are balanced in nutrition, nourishment, and taste, dining here is a token of appreciation for our wellness. Every dish is dish is underpinned by values of sustainability, seasonality, and nourishment. Needless to say, ingredients are organic; some even locally grown at the restaurant!

P.S. Head chef Alexander Bitterling (ex 3-Michelin star restaurant chef) loves fermenting all the sauces and condiments himself. Yes, even the vinegars! It's quite amazing!

Brunch:

  • 208RMB for buffet appetizers, salads, charcuterie, breads + 1 main course + 1 dessert
  • 308RMB buffet appetizers, salads, charcuterie, breads + all 3 main courses + 1 dessert
  • (Does not include price of drinks)
Slow Cooked "Cape Grim" Pure Beef, with beetroot, black jelly mushrooms, ma-lan, onions 慢煮牛肉,黑色果冻蘑菇,青葱

Slow Cooked "Cape Grim" Pure Beef, with beetroot, black jelly mushrooms, ma-lan, onions
慢煮牛肉,黑色果冻蘑菇,青葱

Spice Poached Atlantic Cod, parsnip, watercress, sweet peas 香滋大西洋鳕鱼,防风根,西洋菜,青豆

Spice Poached Atlantic Cod, parsnip, watercress, sweet peas
香滋大西洋鳕鱼,防风根,西洋菜,青豆

Organic Flour “Green Tea Waffle" filled with black sesame and organic soymilk ice cream

Organic Flour “Green Tea Waffle" filled with black sesame and organic soymilk ice cream

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Amaaazingg chocolate bites

Amaaazingg chocolate bites