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Shanghai native Austin Hu opened his restaurant Madison in May 2010, and is already at the forefront of Shanghai's burgeoning locavore movement.
3 Fenyang Road, Building 2 (near Huaihai Zhong Road), Shanghai, China

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Shanghai native Austin Hu is out to prove that when it comes to Western food, "made in China" can be a good thing. The 30-year-old chef, who cut his gastronomic teeth in the kitchen of New York City's famed Gramercy Tavern, is already at the forefront of Shanghai's burgeoning locavore movement, with up to 95 percent of his ingredients locally sourced. Hu's dedication to local produce is clear from Madison's menu, from the selection of domestic beers—try the Sinkiang black beer from Xinjiang—to dishes such as bacon-wrapped Chinese sturgeon and mushroom ravioli with chrysanthemum greens. Guests tuck into Hu's creations in the restaurant's warm, modern dining room, which features dark wood, mirrored ceilings and a window to the kitchen—a view that goes both ways.


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Published on May 18, 2011

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