Like other reviewers on this page, I do not want to share too much. I deliberately did not scan reviews before my dining experience at Ultraviolet. I was not disappointed.
It truly is a dining experience, it is not just about extraordinary, exquisite food, but also about getting sensory stimulation through sounds, sights and smells that are pared with each of the 20 courses, just like the drinks are.
The food is 1 fantastic course after another. The way it is presented, prepared, flavored and constructed is innovative, unique and utterly delicious. Even for a non-oyster eater (me!) I absolutely loved the way that Chef Paul created that particular dish.
I devoured everything put in front of me - in many cases, I actually wanted to lick the plate clean. I am still in awe of the taste explosion that was our meal!
Some highlights: ALL of the food, the intimate, attentive and very personal service, meeting the chefs at the end of the evening (with surprise).
If you are in Shanghai, this is most definitely a MUST VISIT restaurant. The only problem will be getting a seat at the table.