Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain Introduces “Pay As You Please” Chef’s Table
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain has recently introduced a unique concept for menu pricing in their Farm2Fork restaurant by asking guests to pay what they feel is appropriate for food and service when dining at the restaurant’s new Chef’s Table. The Chef’s Table dinners, which present a communal dining setting for guests, take place every Saturday evening in the Farm2Fork restaurant.
To prepare for the dinners, each Saturday morning after the resort’s Executive Chef Rick Gonzales has finished his rounds at the vegetable farm and confirmed the day’s availability of fresh produce with the local suppliers, he will devise a four-course dinner menu which will be written on the chalkboard at the upper level of the Farm2Fork restaurant. Come dinnertime, guests will share a long table where the food will be served family style. Chef Gonzalez will join the dinners each week to share information on the sourcing and inspiration for the local ingredients used in the menu he created and most likely share a culinary tip or two.
“This experience gives an opportunity for guests from all parts of the world to get together and chat with each other over dinner,” said Gonzalez.
A typical menu will include:
Qing Cheng Mountain tea smoked local farm raised Sturgeon
Crispy shallots, green apple, garden Chinese celery remoulade
Hand rolled Parpadelle pasta
Roasted mushrooms from our hut, Sichuan sausage, wok-charred garden pea shoots
32 hour slow cooked Wagyu beef short rib
Sichuan BBQ glaze, wok-charred mushrooms from our hut, sweet potato gnocchi
Homemade Sichuan peppercorn ice cream
Manish Puri, general manager of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, loved the idea of a daily fresh-from-the-garden menu and to add a quirky element, issued the chef a friendly challenge by opting not to have a fixed price for the Chef’s Table.
Manish stated, “We don’t want to offer a fixed price. Guests can pay what they feel the food and service is worth. Our reward will be the smiles, the knowledge and anecdotes that we have been able to impart and the friends that will be made.”
Guests wishing to join these dinners can make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chef’s Table is limited to total 12 guests. Dinner starts at 7:00 pm and service finishes at 9:00 pm. Drinks and digestives are extra.
About Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is superbly set at the picturesque gateway to China’s majestic Qing Cheng Mountains, Six Senses has created a resort to compliment the UNESCO World Heritage & Natural Cultural site at nearby Dujangan. 113 guest accommodations ranging from semi-detached suites in duplex villas with balconies and verandas to courtyard suites, garden and pool villas. Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain offers several dining outlets, renowned Six Senses Spa and an array of interesting outdoor activities.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of 10 resorts and 28 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the eight properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas operates 18 standalone spas in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as aboard a ship and the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.