Above was the view from my table of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The music was upbeat nostalgic French songs and the room was packed. The service was efficient but developing with respect to polish. The breads were fanciful and bountiful.
I had a Hess Cabernet Sauvignon and New Zealand Malborough Sauvignon Blance with two courses:
While the fusion was French dominated, that foam evokes of El Bulli. You can't see it above, but there were large slices of truffles, that addictive nutty and flowery fungus that dominated this meal:
For the view, reputation and exceptional cuisine, the value was outstanding. I thought the wines were over-priced, which made the food all that much more extraordinary.
On the way back I took a walk on the Bund, pronounced like fund, having early Persian connections, although it means quay or exactly like the German bund, a riverfront area.