Barcelona native Jordi Valles has created a temple to Spanish cuisine at Agua. Part of the Aqua restaurant group in Hong Kong, the restaurant moved from its original Legation Quarter location to an intimate Sanlitun space decked out with red velvet chairs, Moorish stained-glass lamps and dark leather banquettes. Valles, who has worked for several Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, impresses with signature dishes such as crispy suckling pig with apricots and shallots, and creamy pumpkin soup with caramelized onions and poached egg (the latter is rumored to be a favorite dish of celebrity Jackie Chan’s). A diverse wine list featuring gems from Spain, Greece and Germany rounds out one of Beijing’s finest dining experiences.
Nali Patio, fourth floor,
Sanlitun Bei Road, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 5208 6188