Shanghai is a city that is developing fast and has real gastronomic potential thanks to the dynamism of the growing hotel and restaurant sector
According to the new Michelin Guides Shanghai, the standard of the local cuisine is steadily increasing while the chefs are developing their creativity and giving free rein to their audacity – much to the delight of a local clientele that is ever more curious to discover new flavours and different experiences.
In this new 2018 selection by Michelin Guides, the restaurant ULTRAVIOLET by Paul Pairet has been awarded three stars. Conceived by Paul Pairet, the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensory technology to create an immersive dining experience.
“Paul PAIRET offers avant-garde cuisine of a very high standard, a real gourmet journey,” said the Michelin Guides editors.
T’ang Court, which won three stars in 2017, and all the restaurants awarded two stars last year retain their stars in 2018: 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Canton 8, Yi Long Court, YongFoo Elite and Imperial Treasure.
5 new restaurants are awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018: Bo Shanghai , where chef Alvin LEUNG, who already has three stars for his hongkongese restaurant, offers creative and innovative cuisine inspired by the eight most famous flavours in China using a mix of international and local ingredients; Yong Fu where the chef uses high quality seasonal products to offer an authentic cuisine that highlights the specialties of Ningbo, his hometown. Wujie (The Bund), which offers vegetarian cuisine with light touches of western influences, also gets a star this year, as does Jean-Georges one of the most popular restaurants in the city, where chef Jean-Georges VONGERICHTEN serves his guests French cuisine in a luxurious setting. Finally, the restaurant Taian Table , which has moved into a new space and offers innovative contemporary cuisine, also receives one star. In total, Shanghai has 22 one-star restaurants in the Michelin Guide 2018.
Finally, proof of the quality and diversity of the local cuisine proposed in Shanghai, 27 restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin inspectors, including 3 new ones: Hao Sheng , which offers Shanghai cuisine, Le Patio & La Famille (Julu Road) which serves Hangzhou cuisine, and Tandoor , a restaurant serving Indian specialties. Much appreciated by chefs and customers alike, this award goes to establishments that offer quality cuisine at an affordable price, up to a maximum of 200 CNY, regardless of the style of cuisine: noodles, vegetarian cuisine, Shanghai, Dian xin, Spanish, Cantonese…