My Shanghai – Mr. & Mrs. Bund

4 Apr

With visitors in town for much of March, things were very crazy, but the last night in Shanghai – instead of taking them for a final Chinese banquet, we went for western food at Mr. & Mrs. Bund.

Mr. & Mrs. Bund has received honors from multiple places including being on the top 50 restaurants in Asia.  The cuisine can be described as whimsical – all the classics are present, but with a twist just enough to make you think twice about your dinner.  It seems to me a place that Anthony Bourdain may discover on No Reservations, or something that would show up on the Travel Channel.  Exploring a city through its food – something I continue to enjoy.

This was the second time that I had been there as the first time was for a client event and I thought it would be a perfect way to cap a visit to China.  The food itself is amazing, but the view – a full panorama of the bright lights of Lujiazui, seems almost surreal as night falls.

The amuse - a "tuna fish mousse" - and beautiful fresh bread

The amuse – a “tuna fish mousse” – and beautiful fresh bread

Toasting the night with the lights of Lujiazui behind me

Toasting the night with the lights of Lujiazui behind me

Our side dishes to share with my steak in the back with a luscious sauce

Our side dishes to share with my steak in the back with a luscious sauce

The signature lemon tart dessert - it fools the eye, you can eat the entire thing!

The signature lemon tart dessert – it fools the eye, you can eat the entire thing!

View from the terrace after our dinner with the lights sparkling in the evening

View from the terrace after our dinner with the lights sparkling in the evening

Mr. & Mrs. Bund is an expensive restaurant and not something that I’d have every month, but it too is part of my Shanghai.

Have you treated yourself recently?  Where did you go?  For readers in Shanghai – any recommendations?

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4 Responses to “My Shanghai – Mr. & Mrs. Bund”

  1. ladyofthecakes April 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    So, do Mr & Mrs Bund actually exist? If so, where are they from? Do we know? Intrigued… 😉

    • gkm2011 April 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

      As far as I know they are figments of the creator’s imagination, but I don’t know for sure. I imagine them as self made millionaires who love innovative food with eccentric decorating taste.

      • ladyofthecakes April 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

        Thanks for destroying my mental image of a lovely middle-aged Swiss expat couple 😉

  2. Valerie April 6, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Pat and I had a place like that – Bon Soiree – unfortunatelly the original ownner/chef sold the business and then it closed quickly after the new owner/chef started. It was a BYOB place and we could choose how many courses we wanted and just sit back and enjoy (no questions asked – insanely good). So delicious and always unforgettable.

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