It's always a surprise to first time visitors that many of Beijing's hottest restaurants are located inside the city's top luxury hotels. One such example is Mio, the stunning Italian restaurant by chef Marco Calenzo inside the Four Seasons Beijing. The restaurant oozes an Italian glamour from the crystal chandeliers to the striped marble floor with nodes of imperial Chinese design accents like walls of intricate lattice woodwork and red velvet upholstered accents that surround dramatic private booths.
With two open kitchens and a proper wood-fire pizza over that’s a rarity in Beijing, chef Marco Calenzo creates a fine dining experience of that begins with selection of crudo, hearty portions of traditional carpaccio and mixed seafood dishes inspired from Calabria, Camapania and Sicily. More comfort an hearty than new age gourmet, Mio masters dishes like squid-ink stringozzi or classic Bolognese followed by grille lamb chops and more delicate fish dishes.
Former-Lanesborough chef does sexy Italian supper in stunning Four Seasons dining room that's equal parts Gatsby and Versace.