Cooking series following Brett McGregor as he shares the local flavours, cooking and traditions of his favourite recipes from Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Taste of a Traveller - Ultraviolet (restaurant) - Netflix
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is a single-table restaurant in Shanghai, China, opened in May 2012 by French chef Paul Pairet and the VOL Group. Since October 2014 Ultraviolet became one of the restaurant members of Les Grandes Tables du Monde, the first restaurant in this organization from China. In September 2017, the second edition of Michelin Guide Shanghai released the result for 2018, and Ultraviolet received three Michelin stars, after its two stars in the first edition.
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Howie Kahn commented in The New York Times Style Magazine, “Ultraviolet, and its auteur, seem like the next steps in the chain of culinary evolution”. He also described the food and dining experience as “succeed[ing] brilliantly, mesmerizingly and, as intended, deliciously. Both UV menus reflect Pairet’s personality directly, setting the table with humor and grace, mischief and whimsy, with puzzles to solve and dishes to think through.” Brian Johnston wrote for Sydney Morning Herald, “this is probably the most avant-garde restaurant in the world.” In another of Johnston’s write-ups in Voyeur, Virgin Airlines' in-flight magazine, he wrote, “There's no more outrageously original restaurant on the planet than the recently opened Ultraviolet...” Claudio Grillenzoni reviewed the restaurant for Identita Golose in 2013, describing Ultraviolet as: “An incredible psycho-gustative odyssey lasting 4 hours and 22 dishes”. He commented on the food, saying “all dishes, on top of being remarkable, are always served in a very fun and unassuming way… one of the most experimental and challenging, one of the most fun and accomplished of the recent past.” Crystyl Mo wrote for Time Out Shanghai in Ultraviolet’s opening month (May 2012), “Ultraviolet is radical and it was very much worth the wait… The food is central to the night, never just a prop; each meticulously crafted bite is so delectable, we’re left craving more after nearly every course.” Condé Nast Traveller UK edition selected Ultraviolet in its Gold Standard Restaurants 2013, saying “Ultraviolet is China's most immersive foodie experience… Truly extraordinary.” Food & Wine US listed Ultraviolet in its global Go List in 2014 May issue, “An evening at Ultraviolet is a surreal drama... Paul Pairet serves 22 courses, each a theatrical production with music, scents and video.” Kristie Lu Stout's article and video interview with Pairet on CNN first posted in 2016 described Ultraviolet, “Hidden away in an old Shanghai neighborhood is arguably one of the most innovative restaurants in the world.” The Telegraph reviewed the restaurant and released an article in June 2017, writing it as “the world's most innovative restaurant”, “a culinary experience beyond compare”. On September 21 2017, the second edition of Michelin Guide Shanghai released the result for 2018, and Ultraviolet received three Michelin stars, after its two stars in the first edition.
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