Mercato — Shanghai, China
Three-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has teamed up with top Shanghai venue Three on the Bund and designers Neri & Hu to create an Italian destination almost as starry as the chef himself. The Shanghai skyline plays a prominent role in Mercato’s interior, along with exposed steelwork and reclaimed wood and leather. Diners have the option of sitting against the panoramic Bund backdrop or perching around the wood-fired oven, which serves up ’light as air’ pizzas. At the bar, Italian cocktails are made in full view for those who choose not to indulge in the comprehensive wine list.