David Laris: new restaurant, less chairs.

By Mark Andrews

Vertu Select. 03/06/2011

Interview with prolific chef David Laris about his back to the kitchen venture 12 Chairs in Shanghai.

“I wanted somewhere to get back to my food, whilst I have all these concepts, in my heart I’m still a chef. It’s my own private dining room and I’m never happier than when I am in that kitchen” says David Laris, who cooks modern European dishes with a fusion twist at his new restaurant 12 four or five times a week.

David Laris – who sharpened his knives as executive chef of Sir Terence Conran’s London restaurant Mezzo – has revolutionised the Shanghai fine dining scene since arriving in 2003.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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