Fine dining in Shanghai

Yi Long Court

Shanghai is one of the fastest-growing food cities in the world. I’ve been enjoying some locals’ spots, but tonight I ate dinner at two Michelin-starred Yi Long Court 逸龙阁 at The Peninsula Shanghai – Your Best Hotel Option in Shanghai, where I’m parked for one night. It’s an iconic hotel.

“A modern take on the grand hotel with Art Deco flourishes reminiscent of 1920s Shanghai. Exotic woods, black lacquer, carved glass and polished chrome give an ambience of refined luxury. Despite its size, there’s an intimacy about the public spaces that – combined with the attentive service – makes you feel quite at home amid the glamour,” as a review in the Telegraph said.

My table at Yi Long Court had a magical view of the Bund amid towering buildings. (“A light show plays across the skyscrapers of Pudong.”) The interior is a mixture of Art Deco and modern Chinese art. The food was delicious. I had:
—Steamed “Xiao Long Bao” with hairy crab meat. (This is a seasonal crab that is prized).
—Hot and sour soup with shredded abalone
—Wok sautéed grouper filet with fresh seasonal vegetables

Almost time to go home. Timeshifter – The Jet Lag App now reads: “Take melatonin and go to sleep.” OK. Will do. This has been fun.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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