chiefnaidu: Most people don't associate breakfast with fine dining, but I think the buffet breakfast at the Shangri-la Pudong fits the description of fine dining to the letter. With over a dozen stations cooking something delicious from every corner of the world on request, the choice is mind boggling and so much fun! Fine dining is more then heavenly food; it includes excellent service, which the Shangri-la has a surplus of. Even after a long hard night, being accommodated and treated so well makes the rest of the day a walk in the park. There is a reason they say "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" .. and the Shangri-la knows it! :)
worldtraveler: I work on a ship and travel the world. I went to Hakkasan once and had one of the best meals and with an amazing view over the city how can you go wrong. The sleek and modern chic decor is right up my alley and always send my guests there when docked in Shanghai!
yosephineyd: I just had my most favorite fine dining experience last week at Jean-George Three on the bund!
I actually went for the live cooking experience with Jean Georges himself! It's just a pleasure to meet, talk, take pictures and watch him cooking in front of us.
The 4-course menu was quite simple though considering it will be used for the demonstration. All of them taste amazingg. I personally really like the slow cooked tenderloin, not only because the beef is cooked to perfection but I really like the asian fusion flavor in it with the superbly smooth miso butter.
Hope I am lucky enough to win this amazing draw!
Thank you City Weekend! <3
charliesim86: My best fine dining experience was perfect from start to end. My partner had planned a birthday dinner for me last winter at an undisclosed location. When we exited the taxi close to the rock bund we were faced with gentle falling snow (all be it fake) and a promenade topped with a beautiful Christmas tree. As a die heard Christmas fan I was smitten. We walked into Light and Salt and entered through the secret door. The trendy New York bartender approached us and upon finding it was my birthday whipped up an amaretto themed concoction that was full of sweet surprises. Later we were escorted into the restaurant where we sampled incredible meat, the most beautiful miso cod and a very glutinous duck pie. The service was impeccable, the wine wonderful and the mains incredible but the piece de le resistance was yet to come. The chocolate lava cake. I honestly didn’t think I could squeeze in another delicious bite but the chef presented us with the dessert with the insistence we tell him what we think. A buttery flaky pastry heart was sat proud and central and when I cracked it open molten milk chocolate and salted caramel flooded from the pastry boundaries. This was hands down the most magical culinary fine dining that I have ever experienced. What a night.
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 ;)