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‘Dining Out with Michelle Garnaut’ — A Conversation with Michelle in The Monthly

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The Monthly‘s Linda Jaivin in conversation with Michelle on her path to success in China and Hong Kong and her latest endeavors, including her non-profit organization, the Village People Project and her extensive cultural events program in both Shanghai and Beijing.

“Michelle Garnaut and I were finishing lunch at Capital M, her Beijing restaurant. The waiter set down our coffees: a macchiato for me and a plunger for her. I was mid chocolate truffle and she was mid anecdote when she went to pour…” Please click here for the full article.


Capital M Featured on ‘The Avantguardian’

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Capital M was recently featured on ‘The Avantguardian‘ blog. We’re delighted and very honored to have received such warm and positive feedback from a happy customer!

“The restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the three gates – Qianmen, Tiananmen and Zhengyangmen. When I stepped onto the balcony terrace to enjoy the view, I wanted to relocate to Beijing instantly. To that spot, that balcony, mine. I would have to rent this space from the restaurant – I thought to myself – and then I would put my bed in the open air. Not that I’m necessarily keen on sharing my bedroom or privacy with other people, but that view, it would be stunning at night…”

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2015 Advance global australian food & agriculture award winner

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Michelle Garnaut, CEO & Founder of the M Restaurant Group, was awarded the 2015 Advance Global Australian Food & Agriculture Award.

Held at the iconic Sydney Opera House on 14 September, The Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of its kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home. For all of the 2015 winners, please click here.

Watch the ‘New Women, New Men, New Economy‘ panel featuring Michelle, at the 2015 Advance Global Australian Summit here.

Watch Michelle’s Acceptance Speech

Meet the M Restaurant Group Founder & CEO

A touch of Glam on Shanghai’s famous Bund

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The South China Morning Post’s piece on newly-opened Glam in February, 2016.

“In an industry infamous for its here-today-and-gone-tomorrow vagaries, Australia-born restaurateur Michelle Garnaut has built a small but influential portfolio of restaurants and bars in Hong Kong and China while ignoring style advice from well-meaning friends and industry ‘experts’…”

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Toast of the town: Beijing Treated to fine aussie fare

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The Sydney Morning Herald featured Michelle Garnaut–Founder & CEO of M Restaurant Group–right before the opening of Capital M in Beijing, just in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“WHEN Beijing welcomes the world to the 2008 Olympics in August, the Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut will be in the box seat. Her new 400-seat restaurant – due to open a week before the Games – will have an unrivalled position in Beijing, with commanding views of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the futuristic egg-shaped National Theatre.”

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