[Shanghai] Table d’Hôte at Mr & Mrs Bund – Breaking Bread with Strangers

On paper, Table d’Hôte, Mr & Mrs Bund’s new “social table” concept, sounds a little like those supper clubs that have been picking up steam over the past few years. Yet our evening flowed on with less self-consciousness than supper clubs often carried. Everything felt so nonchalant and familiar that when our hosts, at one point, described it as “grandmother’s table,” it didn’t feel far off the mark — that is, if our grandmothers could manage the level of exquisite precision that Mr. Paul Pairet’s kitchen turns out on a daily basis.

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[Shanghai] Chop Chop Club

From a certain angle, the Chop Chop Club can feel somewhat old-fashioned. And yet, nothing here tastes old. Everything that comes out of the kitchen dances across the taste buds with vigor and liveliness, the flavors uncomplicated and remarkably easy to love. There is nothing fancy or terribly intricate about the cooking here, only a heady, engaging combination of energy, heartiness, and unabashed indulgence, livened up with a touch of Paul Pairet’s whimsical imagination.

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[Shanghai] Mr & Mrs Bund

Mr & Mrs Bund (Asia’s 50 Best No. 28) Add: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai 中山东一路18号,外滩18号6楼 Tel: +86 (21) 6323 9898 Website: mmbund.com Hours: [brunch] Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm; [dinner] Sun-Wed 5:30pm-10:30pm, Thur-Sat 5:30pm-2am Price: [brunch] RMB250-400 Visited: August 2016 Will return: Definitely A year after my first brunch here, Mr & Mrs Bund has…

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