Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Inimitable Mr. Kwan


While he illicits endless annoyance as an administrator, the man does know his food and drink. Here he treats to a night at 'New Heights' overlooking the Bund. The wine was adequate. The vodka was watered down. The food was Western (but good - had a lovely pork chop, though I question how much it was 'inspired' by Sichuan since it had no spice whatsoever - but it was still rather yummy). But the view...the view was spectacular. While dining we were treated to the spectacle of the gradual creep of the light display that is Shanghai at night (they love their colored lights here guys, really). This has to be the best venue in the city for observing the powering-up of the Bund. Only Sasha and Aaron will appreciate this: The building of which we were on top is Three on the Bund, which also houses Jean Georges. Long story short (well maybe it's not that long afterall untill we go), Taeko and I have definite plans for an eating outing.

4 comments:

The Hapsburg Qin said...

Doc, you should consider M on the Bund as an alternative to Jean Georges. Though both would be good.

Paddy said...

M on the Bund is yesterday's story according to my foodie insiders here in Shanghai

The Hapsburg Qin said...

I hear T8 has perhaps taken over the throne. And won't Jean Georges be the same as it is in all his other restaurants?

Paddy said...

Yes - I've heard the same about T8 - trying to get reservations there as well. Headed to TMSK for drinkee-poos tomorrow.