For interactive dining of the highest calibre, Shanghai’s Taian Table demands a visit. Opened in 2016 by acclaimed German chef Stefan Stiller, who heads up a tight and talented brigade, the creative cuisine is enhanced by the experience of watching the chefs in action from the vantage point of a counter surrounding the kitchen. The offering comprises a selection of 10-, 12- and 14-course set menus, with a seasonal core menu that changes every six-to-eight weeks. Dishes see European classics given added Asian finesse: think sea urchin on brown butter sourdough; baby squid with tomato consommé; and foie gras snow with lychee and riesling jelly. Expect a strong wine list, dazzling array of amuse bouches, sorbet palate cleansers and your choice of artisanal chocolates before you (reluctantly) depart.
- Average price per person $310
- Tasting menu from $230
- Closed 1-10 February; Dinner: Tues – Sat
- 86 173 0160 5350
- Visit Taian Table’s Website
Lane 161, 465 Zhenning Road, Shanghai,
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