Alberto Alboreggia hails from Italy and is the owner and executive chef at Tavola Italian Dining. He lives in Beijing with his wife Marina Ekaterina from Russia, their 2-year-old daughter Cristina and 2-month-old son Ivan. They have been living in the capital for the past four years. Here are their Beijing favorites. Kara Chin Would you like to share your Beijing Favorites? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grange at Westin Chaoyang is a good place to have a night out for two.
Lido is perfect for everything. We love Si’de Park.
Sunday is family day. Whatever we do, we stay together all day.
Favorite Way to Relax
Watching cartoons together.
We invite friends to our home, and cook lunch or dinner.
Favorite Family Restaurant
For Chinese cuisine, Xiang Man Lou and Din Tai Fung. Sofitel’s VIC Brunch is also kid-friendly.
Favorite Shopping Spot
In Beijing, we like Mothercare or Lijiabaobei.net.
Alberto plays soccer with the International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) and likes skiing at Wanlong Ski Resort.
Best Day Trip
Miyun – to walk around the small lake, have a picnic and see some greenery.