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Enjoy a buffet bonanza at two city hotels

JUST like Western food in China, the buffet style of dining has gained similar popularity as it offers a satisfying variety of dishes while saving a lot of unnecessary cost.

And two hotels in Shanghai have both launched their own special buffets for diners this season.

Sofitel Shanghai Hyland launched its successful Foie Gras Festival at the Mosaic Restaurant last Thursday and it runs until November 7.

Foie gras is a luxury dish and one taste of it stays in the mind forever. It means "fat liver" in English and is a well-known delicacy in French cuisine, but enjoyed by diners around the world.

By using selected foie gras from Rougie, executive chef Nicolas A. Vienne and his team at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland present guests with an extensive selection of dishes based around this delicacy from the southwest of France.

Rougie is the world's No.1 producer of foie gras. The company was founded in 1875 and based in the medieval French town of Sarlat Perigord.

The Rougie brand can now be found in 120 countries around the world.

From Asian fusion to traditional French cuisine, from poached to seared, from salad to dessert, dishes in this Foie Gras Festival at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland are all made by foie gras from Rougie.

With a rich, buttery and delicate flavor, foie gras is normally served as an accompaniment to other food items such as steak.

The technique of producing foie gras, known as gavage, dates back to 2,500 BC when the ancient Egyptians began eating birds as food and deliberately fattened them up by force-feeding.

Due to the force-feeding procedure, gavage-based foie gras production is controversial and a number of countries have laws prohibiting such techniques. But guests appreciating the Foie Gras Festival should not worry because all the birds from Rougie are fed under controlled conditions.

If foie gras isn't to your taste then the buffet at the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi might be.

Located in the cultural and entertainment center of Shanghai, hotel guests are offered spacious rooms in a great location - at an excellent price.

And the MoMo Cafe of Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi brings guests a brand new seafood dinner buffet.

Seasonal favorites such as hairy crab will feature on the buffet from next month and there is a great range of Chinese, Asian and Western favorites such as Beijing duck, Indonesian nasi goring and whole-roasted beef available at the MoMo Cafe.

For those looking for a healthier option, MoMo Cafe offers a selection of salads while dessert lovers will enjoy various types of cakes and dark and white chocolates.

And the New Zealand Natural Ice Cream is sure to be a popular choice for kids.

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi provides a modern, trendy and attractive venue, it is a great place for guests to gather together, share and relax.

From hamburgers to dim sum, pizza to kung pao, MoMo Cafe of Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi uses the freshest ingredients and an excellent chef provides guests with quality food in a warm, home-like atmosphere.

For guests pushed for time, Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi has a "Grab & Go" service, named MoMo 2 Go, so customers can still enjoy quality and tasty food at a quick speed.


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