Asia's best restaurant?

A new restaurant in Shanghai sets new standards for six star cuisine and luxury dining.

This may be one of the region's most inconspicuous restaurants - indeed, there is no signage outside.

The only reason we got to sample its delights was because we met its owner, Vincent Lo at a cocktail party. Lo, who is the Chairman of the Shui On Group and the visionary behind the Xintiandi development, is a man who is well known for his sense of style. On the evening in question, he mentioned his new dining spot, Villa du Lac and recommended we eat there.

Unfortunately, we already had a reservation at Ashanti, the French restaurant inside the old Russian orthadox church near Fuxing Park. If...

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