If you’re lucky enough to nab one of the 10 covers at French chef Paul Pairet’s secretive two Michelin star restaurant Ultraviolet in Shanghai then you’ll be treated to one of the most unique, multi-sensory dining experiences of your life, complete with visual and smell projectors, and more speakers than a mid level gig venue.
But head to Pairet’s newest culinary offering in the city and all thoughts of the avant garde will dissipate to be replaced by, well, getting your hands dirty with meat – and lots of it.
The Chop Chop Club at the city’s UNICO venue offers a carvery menu of largely sharing portions of both meat and fish, all scheduled to come off the pass at regular intervals (see a sample menu and timings below), with some larger pieces of meat to be shared between different, unconnected tables. Dishes include whole leg of lamb, and roasted and grilled turbot. And you've got to be quick – hence the name.
“It’s the reverse of Ultraviolet,” says Pairet. “It’s a very simple idea, very much like the Sunday meal with your family. It’s an interesting way of cooking that you don’t find in many fine dining restaurants. The sharing of food, I love it. I love to cook it.”
Take a look at some of the dishes below. The Chop Chop Club is the well-travelled Pairet’s third restaurant in Shanghai, after Ultraviolet and Mr & Mrs Bund. “I didn’t think I would settle, but Shanghai’s magnetic. After 12 years it’s nearly home!” he says.
The Chop Chop Club @ UNICO,
Three on the Bund, 2nd Floor No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road,
Shanghai Crossing Guang Dong Road
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Newly opened "The chop chop club by Paul Pairet ".Grilled turbo ,XL size, around 2 kg.Paul Pairet has been the legend of our time. He is nearly a luxury brand to the dining industry , all the people I know who used to work with him all admire him so much ... nearly brainwashed . Now he presents you his life journey of home cooking. #tastytrip_shanghai #shanghai #bund3 #unicoshanghai #thechopchopclub #turbofish #paulpairet #gourmet #china
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Grilled beef tongue with lime and salt. Only a side dish at The Chop Chop Club. It's to die for. I can't even. Another must order: the meat is so tender it near melts in your mouth. . . . . . #zaishanghai #foodstagram #foodbeast #shanghaifood #shanghaifoodie #shanghailife #shanghailiving #lefooding #paulpairet #chopchopclub #instafood #shanghaiexpat #shanghaieats #shanghaitodo #shanghai #food #foodphotography #eeeeeats #onthetable #platedpics #todiefor
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Bertha's Shiitake mushroom side dish at Chop Chop Club, Unico. --- Amazing presentation and atmosphere at the new concept, Chop Chop Club by Paul Pairet. Shiitake served on the stump with scissors and tweezers for you to snip off what you want to eat. RMB100. All booked up! A must try. Going again soon. . . . . #zaishanghai #shanghai #shanghaieats #shanghaifood #shanghaifoodie #shanghailife #shanghaiexpat #livingshanghai #shanghailiving #paulpairet #chopchopclub #unico #foodstagram #foodblogger #foodbeast #foodphotography #food #eeeeeats #lefooding #foodie #foodporn #foodstagram #onthetable
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