Dying to discover the cuisine of the southwestern province of Yunnan, but tight on time to head out there and taste it?
Well, the next best thing is a table at Lost Heaven, a sultry, tribal villa discovered by Shang’s movers and eaters in search of unique, piquant dishes.
Chow down on their signature combination of Yunnanese, Tibetan, Burmese, ethnic Chinese and northern Thai flavours, then imbibe on the third and fourth floors, which both have velvety, folk-lush lounges bursting with Shangri-La inspired accents. The third floor also stretches out onto a commodious terrace for styley alfresco sips, complete with bamboo, wood carvings and soft, low-lit centrepieces inspired by Tibetan worshipping candles.
Kick back with something from their Mar-tea-ni selection, like the guilt-free ‘cleansing’ Pure-tea-ni (Pu-er infused martini) or the cinnamon-doused Volcano of Heaven, served flaming and in a bowl, to share with two of your spice-loving friends while you soak in the Shang skyline.
Lost Heaven, 17 Yan’an Dong Lu, Shanghai, +86 21 6330 0967, lostheaven.com.cn