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Boasting several of Beijing’s top restaurants, China World Summit Wing, Beijing offers a number of options, but for a taste of the hotel as a whole, try these drinks and dishes, which we think are the best things to sate your appetite and wet your whistle:
1. Pork and beans at Grill 79. Adam Tihany designed the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's main restaurant, which is a feast both for the eyes and appetite. You’ll find steakhouse fare along with contemporary Western cuisine, such as a dish that pairs Iberico pork loin with chorizo soffrito and beans for a modern play on the classic pairing.
2. Crispy chicken at Fook Lam Moon. Yes, Beijing is best known for its crispy Peking duck, but if you’re dining at the upscale Cantonese restaurant located on the fourth floor of the hotel, definitely try its signature poultry dish. With paper-thin skin and moist flesh, it’s a winner of a chicken dinner.
3. Sea urchin pudding with jelly consommé at Nadaman. Also located on the fourth floor is the luxury hotel’s Japanese restaurant, which serves kaiseki-influenced fare along with teppanyaki and sushi offerings. Don’t miss this creamy pudding that tastes of the ocean.
4. Extra Dragon Well Tea at The Lounge. You can’t come to China and not enjoy a cup or two of tea. This green tea hails from Hangzhou and is one of the finest teas in the whole country. It’s delicate and fragrant and will make you shun Lipton’s forever.
5. Lemongrass gimlet at Atmosphere. The Beijing hotel’s buzzy cocktail lounge on the top floor of the China World Trade Center boasts amazing views and an equally impressive selection of classic and contemporary cocktails. You can’t really go wrong with a drink here, but we’re partial to the refreshing gin gimlet spiked with a hint of lemongrass.