Shanghai : Mr & Mrs Bund

Shanghai is a city of contrasts, and the Bund is its most emblematic quarter. Built on the banks of the Huangpu River at the end of the 19th century, it faces Pudong, the 21st century business quarter, thereby representing two eras with rich and varied influences. While the business world has slowly but surely crossed the river to move into ever more spectacular towers, the universe of chic and glamour has remained true to the Bund, which has inspired the name of one of the best restaurants in town : Mr & Mrs Bund, a stone’s throw from the Swatch Art Peace Hotel.

Expertly run by awesome chef Paul Pairet, the Mr& Mrs Bund is just like Shanghai – a place filled with contrasts and skilfully combining know-how and modernity, perfection and simplicity. In an elegant albeit relaxed, and sometimes festive atmosphere, Paul Pairet offers his particular version of gastronomy: a moment of sharing in which there is something for everyone’s taste. Despite being a French restaurant par excellence that enhances the classics, it also offers international and Asian inspirations such as mushroom thai consommé, picnic chicken ailloli, and oyster Kumamoto ponzu, not to mention the must-have lemon & lemon tart dessert. In the same vein, the wine list offers a wide selection of wines from France, from small producers to premier cru classé, as well as from other countries. Opt for the imposing centre table d’hôte or a private salon, near the bar or with a view over the boats and the futuristic towers, depending on what you feel like; or extend the evening on Shanghai’s most beautiful terrace at the legendary Bar Rouge just a few steps up.

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