Cuca’s Gastro Tour hits the road again, heading to Shanghai in June 2018 to host two stellar culinary extravaganzas

Blogged by @Lan 
For Cuca Restaurant (Featured Image: Cuca Signature Canapes)


Cuca Chef Kevin Cherkas

Cuca Restaurant, of Jimbaran, Bali, is all set to surprise discerning diners, informed foodies, culinary industry elite and more, once again, hosting two stellar culinary events in Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai this June.

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Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

All part of Cuca’s signature Gastro Tours, now in its epic fourth year, celebrating fiendishly inventive gastronomic extravaganzas and collaborations – including their think-outside-the box signature event “Swig & Nibble” at exceptional venues and fabulous locations across Asia Pacific.



What you’d expect from Cuca: since 2013, an ultra-contemporary restaurant dishing-up a radically different ‘clever comfort food for sharing’ and ‘super casual meets fine-dining’ experience and one of South-east Asia’s celebrated foodie destinations – ranked by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice as top 10 amongst Asia’s fine-dining restaurants.

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Qi Bar, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, SHanghai

Cuca’s cutting-edge formula comes masterminded by award-winning Chef and co-creator, Kevin Cherkas, whose impressive resume boasts stints at Michelin-starred restaurants, including El Bulli and Arzak.

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Cuca Signature Canapes

Shanghai is a wonderful city to welcome Cuca’s Gastro Tour, which is set to truly wow gourmands and epicureans,” said Marcel Kofler, Food & Beverage Director at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai. The stage is set at Qi Bar – one of South-east Asia’s hottest and most talked-about venues, lauded for its stunning design, top mixologists and some of the city’s best DJs, that will further expose Cuca’s quirky trademark style and Cherkas’ fearless creativity.

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June, Swig & Nibble @ Qi Bar promises to be an off-the-charts, fairy-tale food and wine experience infused with Cuca’s Swig & Nibble stand-up, daringly innovative spirit:  three action-packed hours of 20 magically crafted sweet and savory canapés presented on oversized trays brimming with artful garnish arrangements, served in a non-stop, predetermined sequence.


Cuca Signature Canapes

All this, snappily orchestrated with meticulously paired wines intermittently poured at designated stations and funky techno swing sounds played out within a chic space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor seating area overlooking the city.


Cuca Signature Canapes

A mere taster to whet your appetite! For further details about these highly sought-after gastronomic events, contact Cuca Restaurant,

Swig & Nibble @ Qi Bar
Date & Time: Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9, 6:30pm
Venue: Qi Bar, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, 111 Pudong S Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi
Price: RMB 588 plus 15% service charge per person
Reservations: please call the hotel directly at +86 21 20829958 or email



About Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai (

Located on the east bank of the Huangpu River, amidst the dramatic skyline of the Lujiazui financial district, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai redefines luxury waterfront living in Shanghai. A masterpiece of contemporary luxury overlooking the famous Shanghai waterfront, the hotel offers 362 contemporary guestrooms, including the magnificent Presidential Suite in Shanghai. A further 210 luxury residences are available at the Mandarin Oriental Executive Apartments, Shanghai’s only fully serviced luxury riverfront apartments. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai offers guests and residents the luxury of waterfront living, complete with celebrity chef restaurants, a holistic spa, over 1,200 sqm of state-of-the-art meetings and event spaces, and a 4,000-piece art collection, enhanced by the comforts of Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 30 hotels and eight residences in 20 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.


Co-created by Chef Kevin Cherkas, whose super-impressive culinary resume reveals stints at three Michelin-starred restaurants in New York and Spain, including the legendary El Bulli, Arzak and Daniel, and launched in Jimbaran, Bali 2013, Cuca serves signature Tapas, Cocktails and Desserts globally inspired and locally sourced from across Indonesia maximizing freshness, exploding with intense tropical flavours and supporting local artisans and farmers.




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