ravenraven: My favorite dining experience was at the Brawl on the Bund a couple of years ago. I love trying new ingredients that I never have in my own home. There's just something about restaurants that look at food as art rather than just putting together common dishes.
Don't get me wrong, I love going somewhere that does a really good Chicken Ceasar Wrap, but there is an added experience when you go somewhere that has Roasted Seabass with Grilled Porcini and Peppercorn Butter.
You can really tell when there is a chef back there that loves his art.
chelseastone: As a woman, I think I'm fully within my rights to complain about the amount of rude staring that goes on here. Yes, my hair is blonde. Yes, I am foreign. No, I am not a prostitute, a slut or here for you to ogle. So fckn creepy!!
laowai_zaishanghai: My finest dining experience happens at my place, whenever I buy all real Premium quality ingredient and cook a gourmet dinner for myself and just a few friends.
All begins with going to one of the local organic farms, picking my favorite veggies, then buy some Angus beef tenderloin, imported from the finest farms in Australia.
In China, it's hard to find good wine, but it's not impossible. So I would choose my Italian or French red bottle (or two) - a 2009 Chinati or a good Bordeaux, and get started with cooking.
After all, all you really need for a real fine dining experience in Shanghai is a well equipped kitchen, high quality ingredients and the right company. But yeah... eating Michelin starred chefs' food is a good alternative ;)
anitaxli: My favorite "fine" dining experience is at this small restarant at xinzhalu, spicy sichuan food, guess not so healthy but always good to have it once in a while just to add some spicy for life:-)
alchemistsdaughter: My favorite "fine" dining experience was Madison's down home American BBQ for July4th. Beautifully prepared food and just as good as my Mississippi grandmother's - though granted, she's a little more heavy handed on the butter >.<
junkchief: Since this is all hypothetical, I would have lunch with Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise-E. He was/is/will be (not sure what tense to use) a celebrated Starfleet officer, archaeologist and diplomat who single handedly changed the course of history in the Alpha Quadrant. Who wouldn't want to break bread and share a conversation with this great man to have him recount his greatest battles, the intricacies of intergalactic politics, or just have him quote a few of his favorite lines of Shakespeare in that voice of his? While straightening my taped up glasses and pulling up my pants to my belly button, I do know what he would order after lunch ... "Tea, Earl Grey, hot." :)
mushelle: If I could, I'd take my grandmother. She's 97 so too old to travel, but we speak on Skype sometimes and she tells all her friends and neighbours afterwards that she's been to China and stayed for breakfast!
robertpaschen: This was tough! Great comments. Wish I had more tickets to giveaway. But...there can only be one winner. And that winner is.... ravenraven. The emotion you expressed in your comment was awesome. I'll send you a pm with details. Congratulations!!!! And enjoy the show.
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