News & Views 1 minute 03 October 2017

Ultraviolet By Paul Pairet Gets 3 Stars in the MICHELIN Guide Shanghai 2018

Today Michelin is pleased to unveil the selection for the second MICHELIN Guide Shanghai, which has a total of 129 establishments, including 30 restaurants awarded one or more stars.

“Shanghai is a city that is developing fast and has real gastronomic potential thanks to the dynamism of the growing hotel and restaurant sector. The standard of the local cuisine is steadily increasing while the chefs are developing their creativity and giving free rein to their audacity - much to the delight of a local clientele that is ever more curious to discover new flavours and different experiences.” Michael ELLIS, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides said.

In this new selection, the restaurant ULTRAVIOLET by Paul Pairet has been awarded three stars.  Paul PAIRET offers avant-garde cuisine of a very high standard, a real gourmet journey.

T’ang Court, which won three stars in 2017, and all the restaurants awarded two stars last year retain their stars in 2018: 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Canton 8, Yi Long Court, YongFoo Elite and Imperial Treasure.

5 new restaurants are awarded one star in the MICHELIN Guide Shanghai 2018: Bo Shanghai, where chef Alvin LEUNG, who already has three stars for his Hongkongese restaurant, offers creative and innovative cuisine inspired by the eight most famous flavours in China using a mix of international and local ingredients; Yong Fu where the chef uses high quality seasonal products to offer an authentic cuisine that highlights the specialties of Ningbo, his hometown. Wujie (The Bund),which offers vegetarian cuisine with light touches of western influences, also gets a star this year, as does Jean-Georges one of the most popular restaurants in the city, where chef Jean-Georges VONGERICHTEN serves his guests French cuisine in a luxurious setting. Finally, the restaurant Taian Table, which has moved into a new space and offers innovative contemporary cuisine, also receives one star. In total, Shanghai has 22 one-star restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide 2018.

Finally, proof of the quality and diversity of the local cuisine proposed in Shanghai, 27 restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the MICHELIN inspectors, including 3 new ones: Hao Sheng, which offers Shanghai cuisine, Le Patio & La Famille (Julu Road) which serves Hangzhou cuisine, and Tandoor, a restaurant serving Indian specialties. Much appreciated by chefs and customers alike, this award goes to establishments that offer quality cuisine at an affordable price, up to a maximum of 200 CNY, regardless of the style of cuisine: noodles, vegetarian cuisine, Shanghai, Dian xin, Spanish, Cantonese...

The complete selection of the MICHELIN Guide Shanghai 2018 can be found on the 2018 MICHELIN Guide Shanghai application, available on IOS and Android, and is also available in bookstores. 

The new selection includes:
• 2 restaurants with three starts, including one new one
• 6 restaurants with two stars
• 22 restaurants with one star, including 4 new ones
• 27 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand, including 3 new ones

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