The food scene at Nali Studio is starting to drift upstairs as Mosto just opened on the third floor. The team includes head chef Daniel Urdaneta, who until recently headed the kitchen at SALT, and restaurant manager Alex Molina, formerly with Torres, who back in 2006 used to make great Mojito Martinis at Garden of Delights.
Mosto seats about 50, including space for eight at the bar, and describes its food as modern with Latin influences. The a la carte menu includes about a dozen starters, including shrimp bisque, seared foie gras, and Mesclum salad, at RMB40-RMB75, and eight main courses, ranging from pan-seared sea bass to truffled red wine risotto from RMB115. The lunch special is RMB70 for two courses, RMB80 for three courses, with a choice of three starters, three mains and two desserts (the plan is to change the menu weekly). The photo shows the staff of Mosto with some Olympic gold-medal winning athletes from Australia.
I’ll have a full write-up soon.