Wing lei translates to 'forever prosperous' in Chinese - a charmed name that is most befitting to these swank surroundings. The decor evokes Shanghai with an elegant spin - from the white onyx 'tiger' bar with its gilded niches to the colorful dragon motifs, mother of pearl accents and gold tipped chopsticks. Here, chef Ming Yu creates modern Chinese cooking from a sumptuous mix of Cantonese, Szechuan and Shanghai influences. Modern specialties like wok-fried chili prawns with garlic and spicy soy bean or seared yellowtail tataki with tandori spices and mango delectably co-mingle with such classics as Cantonese Maine lobster and Szechuan fried Kobe beef. Another hallmark is the emphasis on live fish and shellfish, plucked from large tanks inside the kitchen. Not to be missed is the chef's spectacular Peking duck tasting menu, with a tableside-carved whole duck as one of courses. Wing Lei is the only Chinese restaurant in North America to be honored with a Michelin star.
- The Restaurant Writes...
At Wing Lei, rising star chef Ming Yu masterfully blends the flavors of China with Western technique to create a singularly delicious cuisine. Its just one delectable reason this is the only Chinese restaurant in the U.S. to have earned a coveted Michelin star. The seduction begins as you enter this exotic space, dressed in glimmering glass, tiger onyx, mother-of-pearl and gold accents. The décor, with its curved lines and rich gold accents, is meant to evoke the idea of 1930’s Shanghai. Every inch of this restaurant has been meticulously planned and lovingly crafted, from the ultra-plush, deep tapestry chairs and to the gold-tipped black chopsticks that grace the table settings. Large picture windows look onto a charming outdoor garden, replete with two 100-year old pomegranate trees. Despite all of the grandeur, the haute Chinese menu remains the focus, with its luxurious mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Sichuan specialties.
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