China Blue, the new sister restaurant to Midtown's Michelin-starred Café China, is now open in Tribeca. It takes up the space that once housed Capsouto Freres, the 33-year-old neighborhood mainstay that was shuttered in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The new restaurant still has white tablecloths, but now the space, like Café China, takes its cues from 1930s Shanghai, with a menu of Shanghai cuisine to match. That means more seafood and "delicate flavors" than the intense Sichuan style of the original.
After a soft-opening for friends and family last week, China Blue is now serving lunch and dinner. A menu that was served during last week's soft-opening included about 15 types of dim sum, plus things like fermented tofu with pork, braised chicken with chestnuts, and sliced pork in pickled mustard greens. Stay tuned for more on China Blue later this week.
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