View all newsletters
Receive our weekly newsletter - World Of Fine Wine Weekly
  1. Wine & Food
November 30, 2020

Ultra Violet

By Thierry Dessauve

Paul Pairet’s Ultra Violet in a “secret location in Shanghai,” is, to put it mildly, not your traditional restaurant. Taking the kind of avant-garde cookery pioneered by El Bulli and its followers to surreal extremes, Pairet adds music, sound, and ultraviolet light to the mix for what he calls “an immersive experience” in a 20-course meal for a single table of 10 people at a time.

There is no wine list to speak of, but wine plays an integral part in what is inevitably described as “the experience,” with each course matched with both a wine (or whisky or Tequila) as well as a piece of music and various lights and mood-altering effects.

Gimmicky? Well, a little maybe, but by all accounts fun, too, and the quality of the short set of wines more than earns Ultra Violet a three-star award: whether it’s Domaine Gauby Vieilles Vignes Rouge Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2009 with a dish of “chicken in a jar” with “vineyard smoke”, or Jean-Marc Biollot Bourgogne Blanc 2011 with “Truffle Burnt Soup Bread.”

Content from our partners
Wine Pairings with gooseberry fool
Wine pairings with chicken bhuna 
Wine pairings with coffee and walnut cake 

Select and enter your email address For award-winning content from the world’s most respected and intellectually satisfying wine magazine, sign up to our newsletter here
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Websites in our network