Here, in Beijing, I’m tasting centuries of tradition and modernity at the same time. Dipping into China’s beloved comfort food, the boiling authentic hot pot along with Beijingers. And for the first time this favorite comfort food is being served in chic and sleek surroundings in Rosewood’s Red Bowl. Chef Zhu Qing not only ensures that the freshest of ingredients are served up to cook in the broth but also offers a fabulous choice of broths… Spicy Sichuan, Yuanyang, traditional Beijing to innovative options too. The surprise is the pure vegetarian and deliciously intense wild mushroom broth, The chef explains the intricacies of the Chinese cuisine which the charming Jessica Wang translates as we dine in this buzzy eclectic “comfort meets contemporary” restaurant. Not only are we joined by food and beverage head, Paawan Engineer, but I’m also delighted to discover that the managing Director Marc Brugger loves India and has an Indian wife. And powering this leading cutting edge international luxury hotel group as president is our very own Radha Arora. India shines!