12. Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, Capella Hotel, Shanghai
Comptoir Pierre Gagnaire in Shanghai is the exalted French chef's first venture in China.
Another legendary French chef with multiple Michelin stars to his name, Pierre Gagnaire recently opened his first restaurant in Mainland China at Shanghai's elegant Capella Hotel.
While his global restaurants are known for cutting-edge innovation and creativity, at Capella the emphasis is more on beautiful renditions of simple but authentic French classics.
Chef Romain Chapel has worked with Gagnaire for years and his plates deliver impeccable flavors and textures, including beef fillet in black pepper butter or pan-seared turbot with sweet onion syrup.
The setting feels Parisian even without the impeccable breads and pastry from the on-site La Boulangerie, while Gagnaire's reputation for breathtaking desserts is upheld.
Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, Capella Hotel, Jian Ye Li, 480 West Jianguo Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031 China