eck the halls with cheese this Christmas as French restaurant Chez Jojo rolls out their menus for the festive season. Featuring raclette, fondue, and plenty of meats, it’s a feast that you can have either in their cozy venue or at home.
These dishes are very popular in Europe during winter, especially during ski season in the Alps. They’re hearty, which is perfect after a full day of zooming down the slopes, and warm enough to let you continue enjoying the snow. One dish is Chez Jojo’s raclette, a dish originating from the Swiss Alps. Traditionally, a semi-hard cow cheese is heated up and scraped off (racler in French), and Chez Jojo uses an aromatic, flavorful cheese called Beillevaire raclette that comes with a crispy rind when eaten hot.
The other cheese dish is their fondue. Also originating around the Swiss/French border, it consists of a pot of melted cheese that you dip bread in, and Chez Jojo’s version features a blend of three cheeses – Emmental, gruyere, and Comté – with a dose of white wine and a secret ingredient from Chez Jojo’s chef. Their grill menu consists of beef, chicken, and duck, or have it all with their Happy JOJO option of unlimited fondue, raclette, and grilled meats.
On December 24 and 25, Chez Jojo will serve their Christmas menu. It’s a four-course affair with your choice of soup, starter, main, and dessert. Start a creamy pumpkin soup followed by escargots in garlic butter sauce. Tuck into your main dish of lobster with ratatouille, then finish off with a chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream.
If you rather dine at home this holiday, the Yueyang road restaurant is offering delivery for certain items. There is an assorted apero platter, great for entertaining a crowd, or a homemade foie gras terrine large enough for two. A roasted turkey stuffed with chestnuts makes for a festive centerpiece, and a pumpkin pie will cap the night off.
For more treats, book your Christmas dinner at Chez Jojo before December 20 to receive a free apero platter on that evening. Additionally, reservations made through Shanghaiist gets everyone at your table a free glass of mulled wine. Just scan the QR code below, indicate your date, time, and the number of people, and show up for your feast. For delivery, see below on how to order.
Christmas menus at Chez Jojo
Cheese and grill menu
Served with cold cut platter (French ham, prosciutto, and dry-cured French sausage) and potatoes
¥188 for 200g or ¥138 per plate
Served with baguette
180-day grain-fed beef fillet (150 grams)
Duck magret and chicken breast (100 grams)
Served with homemade French fries, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and asparagus
Extra cheese and meat
¥78 for 100 grams
Happy JOJO – unlimited fondue, raclette, and grilled meats
Served with unlimited vegetables
¥268 per person
Available Sunday night to Thursday night
Christmas restaurant four-course menu
French gratin onion soup
Creamy pumpkin soup
Escargots with traditional garlic butter sauce
Homemade foie gras terrine with fig chutney
Smoked salmon platter
Half lobster with ratatouille and rice with sauce
Roasted stuffed turkey with chestnuts
200-day grain-fed beef tenderloin with pan-fried foie gras
Homemade crême brulée
Homemade chocolate fondant with French vanilla ice cream
Available on December 24 and 25.
Place your reservations for the Christmas dinner before December 20 to receive an apero platter for two valued at ¥120.
Christmas delivery menu
Assorted apero platter (¥150 for 15 pieces)
Assorted mini tarts
Bacon / mushroom / vegetable / onion / salmon / foie gras
Foie gras toast
Salmon with caviar
Homemade foie gras terrine with fig chutney (¥198 for 150 grams, enough for two)
Fig bread (¥34)
Homemade countryside pork terrine
Roasted stuffed turkey with chestnuts
Served with cranberry and chestnut sauce, stuffing, and side dishes
¥980 for an entire turkey(about 5 kilograms)
¥580 for half a turkey
¥158 for a single portion
Homemade pumpkin pie
¥198 for an entire pie
¥48 for a portion
Delivery date will be between December 20 to 27.
Orders need to be placed 48 hours in advance; delivery will happen through Shan Song and fee to be paid by customers.
To order for delivery, contact David (French or English) at 182 0180 2025 or John (Chinese or English) at 182 2111 1248
1 Yueyang Road / 岳阳路1号