Psy­cho-senses in Shanghai

Vacations & Travel - - Global dining -

Cre­ated by ex­per­i­men­tal French chef Paul Pairet, crit­i­cally ac­claimed Ul­travi­o­let by Paul Pairet is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sen­sory din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, that takes the diner on a jour­ney through 20 cour­ses. Fea­tur­ing a sin­gle, com­mu­nal table of just 10 seats in a seem­ingly non­de­script din­ing room, din­ers are shut­tled off to a se­cret lo­ca­tion be­fore un­fold­ing through an ‘Avant-Garde’ set menu cou­pled with state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy chore­ographed by Pairet and his team. The room trans­forms with lights, sounds, mu­sic, scents, and of course, food, en­hanc­ing each course with its own ‘taste-tai­lored’ at­mos­phere to en­gage the senses and trig­ger emotion, ul­ti­mately stim­u­lat­ing and in­flu­enc­ing what Pairet calls ‘Psy­cho-taste’ – our per­sonal per­cep­tion of taste, and his be­lief that food is about emotion, which goes be­yond taste. Pairet con­ceived the idea in 1996, yet it took 15 years to de­velop, with the res­tau­rant open­ing in 2012 and win­ning a stream of awards and ac­co­lades ever since, in­clud­ing two Miche­lin stars last year.

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