Dumpling Favorite Paradise Dynasty to Anchor Food Hall
From Orange County Register
By Anne Valdespino
Most recently is was Holsteins, serving boozy shakes and burgers, and before that it was Charlie Palmer. Now the first US location of Paradise Dynasty, the internationally acclaimed, Singapore-based dumpling restaurant, will move into that prime, 5,000-square-foot space at Bloomingdale’s in South Coast Plaza.
And that’s not all. Paradise Dynasty will anchor the upstairs at a new food hall called Collage, and its sister restaurant Le Shrimp Ramen will be right downstairs with eight or nine other places offering sit-down service. The total space is 16,000 square feet . . . and it’s opening in the spring.
Hospitality industry entrepreneur Leonard Chan is among those helping to choose a collection of restaurants.
But Collage won’t be the only food hall in South Coast Plaza. Amar Santana’s The Hall Global Eatery is set to open before the year’s end. But Collage will have a different vibe, more a “culinary collection” of upscale yet approachable restaurants with no grab-and-go items, Chan said.