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Chateau Pinnacle Newsletter October 2009 Dear Residents, Summer is well and truly over and it’s great

Chateau Pinnacle Newsletter October 2009

Dear Residents, Summer is well and truly over and it’s great to see familiar faces returning
Dear Residents,
Summer is well and truly over and it’s great to see
familiar faces returning to Chateau Pinnacle.
Please mark our next event
in
your
calendar, a
Halloween get together on October 31 st (Saturday).
This is going to be a lot of fun for children and
parents alike, and even for residents who aren’t
sharing a home with children, there are ways to have
fun and get involved.
One of our guests, Mrs. Yvonne Backshall, will be
helping organize
this event and
full
details will be
given later. If any readers would like to get involved
and help make this a successful fun filled event,
please reach out to her at 150 2663 9625 or
yvonne_backshall@live.com. I hear that there are
some great bakers in our building.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind
everyone about the importance of following driveway
and parking regulations. An increasing number of
drivers are parking in front of and blocking our
entryway and tossing rubbish onto the grounds. We
hope that the importance of cleanliness and
orderliness can be stressed to all drivers, and we
commit to working along side GSN and our residents
to improve the current situation.
Finally, enjoy the National Day holiday and Mid-
Autumn Festival. As this includes China’s 60 th
birthday celebration, expect quite a few events and
parties. For anyone who loves moon cakes, or is just
curious about their taste and texture, we will have
samples available at the front office at the beginning
of the month.
On behalf of all at Chateau Pinnacle, I wish everyone
a happy Mid-Autumn.
June A.M. Noodt
Executive Manager
CHI Residences Shanghai

Air Conditioning System

Toward the end of this month we may experience a few chilly days that will have us all thinking about making the most of our floor heating and air conditioning systems. As your air conditioning system is likely set on summer mode, where it can only cool your home, the setting will need to be changed to the warming winter mode. You may find instructions on how to do this in your Resident Handbook, or if you are mechanically challenged like me, just call our front office for assistance.

Tip: Each air conditioning control in your home must be set to same mode, or system will not operate.

Sunday Market

Our neighborhood Sunday market continues weekly at Tower A. Pay a visit to enjoy high quality products nearly right at your door. 10-12, every Sunday.

New Faces I would like to extend a warm welcome to new talent in our front
New Faces
I would like to extend a warm welcome to new talent in
our front office team. In the past month, you have
probably noticed a few new faces. Let’s take a moment
to get to know them better.
Michelle Li, Front Office Supervisor
Michelle just returned from 7 years in Scotland, and
she’s excited to be back in Shanghai. In her month at
Chateau Pinnacle, she has already made a reputation for
herself with her skills at following up and getting each job
done to resident satisfaction. Don’t hesitate to reach out
to her with any request or comment.
Alex Ma, Bellman
Alex just returned from 6 years in New Zealand and is
enjoying Shanghai’s energy and fast pace. Alex has
made an impression with his enthusiasm, work ethic, and
warmth. He is also a great problem solver, so don’t
hesitate to share any questions or concerns with him.

Managed by

Chateau Pinnacle Newsletter October 2009 Dear Residents, Summer is well and truly over and it’s great

No. 3, Lane 211, Xingfu Road, Shanghai 200052

Tel: 86-21-52583239 Website: www.chi-residences.com

Fax: 86-21-52583238 E-mail: info.chateau@chi-residences.com

Neighborhood Hotspots Steps from the American Consulate and intersection (in)famous Heng Shan Road, Tao Jiang Road

Neighborhood Hotspots

Steps from the American Consulate and intersection (in)famous Heng Shan Road, Tao Jiang Road and its neighbor, Dong Ping Road have enough venues to keep shoppers and diners busy for days. I remember 7 years ago, when I first visited the area, the only place of interest was a little bar called Hot Chocolate. I only went once though because their hot chocolate wasn’t so hot. How things have changed.

Tao Jiang Road has invested in a facelift. Cream colored granite cobblestones have replaced the former cracked cement surface, lending a historic charm to this old French Concession street of dreams. Fabulous mansions, a bit dilapidated when I first visited, have been pumped with new life, filled now with diners enjoying the creations of some of Shanghai’s finest chefs and bartenders. Let’s have a look at some of the offerings.

O’Malleys, 42 Tao Jiang Road, 6474-4533

Asia’s largest Irish pub with two floors of space, a quiet outdoor dining/drinking area, and a reputation for friendly patrons and nightly community events. For anyone with doubts about O’Malleys’ ability to do the Irish thing right in

Shanghai, the pub is recognized for consistently selling the most Guinness in China. With a playground and plenty of space for kids, the whole family will enjoy a trip to this bar.

Pin Chuan, 47 Tao Jiang Road, 6437-9361

The spicy Sichuan dishes this restaurant is known for are toned down for the Shanghai and expat crowd. Expect

fragrant, fresh flavors and cheerful, efficient service, as well as an English menu with reasonable prices. Operated by the Simply group, who also run expat favorites like Simply Thai.

Haufbrauhaus, 39 Tao Jiang Road, 6431-2668

A great alternative to O’Malleys across the street. Reputed to have some of the best German beer in the city, keep this on your night time to do list. Word on the street is that the food isn’t much good though, so I recommend eating elsewhere before coming here to drink.

Kagen, 28D Tao Jiang Road, 6433-3232

Large granite stepping stones over a quiet pool of water in the entryway provide a prelude of ambiance for this high quality tempanyaki establishment. Expect great décor, smiling service, and filling, fresh food. Everything from California style sushi rolls to perfectly seared foie gras is available. Choose the all you can eat option for the best value and selection. Let the manager, Steven Liu, turn on the charm as he provides the right recommendations to complete your meal.

Xin Ji Shi, 28 Tao Jiang Road

This Shanghainese venue was not decorated to impress. The food, on the other hand, serves its purpose exceptionally well. Try Shanghainese classics like drunken chicken, kao fu, hong shao rou (fatty pork that, despite the thick fat, is really tasty!), jajube stuffed with sticky rice, steamed glutinous rice with mixed fruits in pumpkin,

and deep fried Mandarin fish in sweet and sour sauce, to name a few.

Haiku by Hatsune, 28B Tao Jiang Road, 6445-0021

This is the heavenly palace of California style sushi rolls. With the same owner as Kagen and several other

quality focused Japanese restaurants in Shanghai and Beijing, diners can expect freshness and flavor. Reservations are highly recommended, because after 6pm, it’s never easy to find a seat.

South Beauty, 28-1 Tao Jiang Road, 6445-2581

Gorgeous. The owners put a lot of thought into the restaurant design- just pass by the bamboo lined floor to ceiling windows on the street to see what I mean. This, combined with top notch Sichuan food, toned down for expats and their Shanghainese counterparts, makes the recipe for success. Try the si ji dou, shui zhu niu rou, or anything else on the menu for that matter. It’s all good.

After a meal at any of Tao Jiang Road’s dining gems, make the 2 minute trek to number 18 Dong Ping Road for dessert at Azul, Vargas Grill, or Mon Reve’s bakery window in the same location.

Have a terrific October, and remember, there is no excuse for being hungry in Shanghai!

David Schlosser AEM CHI Residences Shanghai

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Neighborhood Hotspots Steps from the American Consulate and intersection (in)famous Heng Shan Road, Tao Jiang Road

No. 3, Lane 211, Xingfu Road, Shanghai 200052

Tel: 86-21-52583239 Website: www.chi-residences.com

Fax: 86-21-52583238 E-mail: info.chateau@chi-residences.com