A taste of Asia at the Grand Palm

Five-star casino and resort, The Grand Palm, has recently become home to one of Botswana's few Chinese restaurants offering authentic, fine dining Chinese cuisine. The Bai Sheng Restaurant provides upmarket style to the Chinese market in Gaborone and at the same time offers Asian fare to the western traveller and city resident familiar with Chinese cuisine.

In keeping with The Grand Palm's luxurious, five star reputation, Bai Sheng is all at once lavish but with an air of tranquillity, a respite from Gaborone's hot climate.  The restaurant is stylishly eclectic offering exquisite traditional Chinese artworks and artefacts set against chic, contemporary lines. The overall effect is stunning, combining the Chinese lucky colour red on the walls and ceilings with sophisticated wooden style tiling and furnishings finished in touches of textured gold. Adding to this the ornate decorative accents of screens, urns and scrolls with fortune attracting sculptures from ancient Chinese culture making Bai Sheng is a veritable study in Asian sophistication.

As one of Botswana's most popular hotels, The Grand Palm Resort caters for a large and diverse market, from local visitors to the international business and leisure trade.To accommodate the many varied guests, the Bai Sheng offers seating for up to 176 diners.  With the main restaurant area, three luxury private dining rooms and covered exterior, which is enclosed with bamboo fencing and overlooks the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens, the Bai Sheng is spacious and comfortable.While the main restaurant has an open contemporary feel to it, the three private dining rooms, which have their own entrances and small lobby, are more intimate and include traditional round "Lazy Susan" table configurations allowing guests to enjoy this extremely popular method of Chinese dining.  The exterior eating area offers both the "Lazy Susan" concept as well as conventional dining and is set against a sculptural Chinese landscape of bamboo, fig trees and water feature. An interesting exterior highlight is the large window where guests are able to view the open-show kitchen from the garden dining area. 

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