Shanghai's newly minted Ultraviolet restaurant is a feast, for literally, all the senses.
The experimental new restaurant opened by chef Paul Pairet of France creates a multi sensory experience through food, sound and sight. New York Times reported that each dish is selected to go with different sounds, visuals and scents and the dining rooms has 360-degree video screened walls.
The restaurant's website states, "No décor, no artifacts, no paintings, no views ... Ultraviolet's dining room is ascetic by nature. Specifically equipped with multi sensorial high-end technology, the dining room is dressed-up by lights, sounds, music, scents ... a cool air blow, an immersive projection, images and imagination ... and food. Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere."
The meal last four hours all guests receive the same 20 course set menu at the exact same time. The extensive meal moves in a series of dishes that are "grouped by size and nature. Dinner may begin with just one or two bite dishes, move tom ore substantial fare, before hitting uphill a pivotal moment, where the meal might suspend its synchronization to introduce a choice," explains the restaurant's website.
Menu items include items like fish and chips, which is a battered caperberry stuffed with anchovy paste and served with beer, The New York Times reported. During the fish and chip experience storm images and sounds of rain and thunder encapsulate the setting while a British flag is shows up on the table to the music of The Beatles.
During the lobster course, diners, are fittingly, taken to the beach with the sound of waves and seagulls and the scent of seawater, reports the New York Times.
Each extravagant 20 course meal experience costs approximately $314 and reservations are open three months in advance through its website.
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