Birthdays, Food reviews - Shanghai, Uncategorized MY BIRTHDAY @ MR AND MRS BUND :) 31 October 2009


Mr and Mrs Bund
6/F, The Bund 18
18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
Shanghai, China

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For my birthday dinner Chris took me to Mr and Mrs Bund, a modern French restaurant by Paul Pairet. It’s a large restaurant overlooking the Bund (and towards Pudong on the other side of the river), with gorgeous chandeliers and a chic black & red luxe decor. The staff wear preppy black and red, complete with cool Converse shoes. I loved how attentive they were, and that they could all speak English.

We settled into the soft seats at our corner table by the window, overlooking the sparkling lights of the Bund. And then we were presented with the menu – a book of a menu! The digest menu placed at the front is for first-timers, which is already a full menu in itself. The rest of the menu is an exhaustive list of various meats, seafood, desserts, etc. We spent about 15 minutes alone looking through the menu trying to figure out what we were going to order 😉

I had small heart attacks as I perused the menu. The place is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e. Even asking for “water please” is expensive, because you get a 80? bottle of water. YIKES!!! But I bit my tongue because Chris doesn’t like me complaining about prices when we’re out.. and figured it was my birthday anyway, so what the heck 😉

The food was excellent – lovely cuisine and my favourite by far was the Homemade Duck Foie Gras with Herb Salad – a BIG chunk of creamy, delectable foie gras. Ooooooh la la! I would go back again just for that 😉 The mains were also fantastic, it’s a real treat to have a perfectly cooked thick steak and a large chunk of moist cod (with no bones) in Shanghai – they’re impossible to find in regular restaurants.

We would have really appreciated a complimentary mini birthday cake or something, that’s usually the mark of fine-dining restaurants in Australia and sadly, it was missed here. So we ordered our own, but it was not that impressive as the molten chocolate cake was significantly undercooked – there was basically no cake, apart from a wet casing, and there was so much liquid chocolate it was literally just drinking liquid chocolate for our dessert. It tasted fine, but was unimpressive and certainly not worth the money.

Apart from that, it was a fantastic meal and so much fun to have a relaxing, romantic birthday dinner… my first one as a married lady, hehe. Oh, and because people always ask, the dress I’m wearing is Nanette Lepore – I love it because it fits well, and the collar/top is so unusual with the style and beading!

THANK YOU my awesome husband for a fantastic dinner date! 🙂


Looking up at Mr and Mrs Bund in the building

Chic black & white interior

The view of the Bund from our table

Tres cool water glasses!!! Look closely, the water’s held in a smaller round area inside the glass

Sleek silver cutlery

Wine vending machine, I mean, dispenser!

A little how-to card on how to use the wine dispenser

Tuna mousse with crisp bread

Delicious warm breads

Homemade Duck Foie Gras with Herb Salad

Happily tucking in

Chris trying to look pensive

Black Cod – Light Meuniere, Truffles, Salad

Oversized French Fry – lol!!!!

Chauteaubrand Steak with traditional French Tarragon-Butter emulsion

A huge cup of the emulsion

Perfectly cooked and so juicy

Warm chocolate cake

You can get a card for Mr and Mrs Bund for 50,000RMB!!! *faint*

Even the bathrooms were chic

I got my present!!!! HERMES!!! The bag alone was enough to make me squeal 😉


80 Comments

  • ichabunni posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    you look sOo pretty! i wish we could see a full shot of the dress!

    happy birthday 😀

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    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, you’re really nice!
      I forgot to take a full-length pic of the dress.. waaahhhh

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    You look beautiful!! What’s in the bag?? Haha..

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    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

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  • tiffanyx posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    wah the foie gras!!
    how much is RMB50,000? SGD10,000?!?!?!?!

    oooh show pressie please!!

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    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

      THat foie gras was totally DELISH!

      Yeah that’s about SG$10k.. ouch..

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      • tiffanyx posted on November 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm

        but i suppose worth every cent!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    happy bday! and…WHATS IN THE BAG??! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:37 am

      Thanks hon!!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on October 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bev! I’m excited to see what’s in the bag too.

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:44 am

      Thanks sweetie!

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  • aqualuna posted on October 31, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    ohhh GORGEOUS dress! I LOVE Nanette Lepore 🙂
    and yes, I’d like to know what’s in the bag too hehehe

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:45 am

      She does super nice clothes eh?! Wish we had a store here..

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on October 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bev! Do reveal what’s in the bag soon 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on October 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    You look great! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:14 am

      Yay, thank you!

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  • ichabunni posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    you look sOo pretty! i wish we could see a full shot of the dress!

    happy birthday 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, you’re really nice!
      I forgot to take a full-length pic of the dress.. waaahhhh

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    You look beautiful!! What’s in the bag?? Haha..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    wah the foie gras!!
    how much is RMB50,000? SGD10,000?!?!?!?!

    oooh show pressie please!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

      THat foie gras was totally DELISH!

      Yeah that’s about SG$10k.. ouch..

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on November 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm

        but i suppose worth every cent!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    happy bday! and…WHATS IN THE BAG??! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:37 am

      Thanks hon!!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on October 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bev! I’m excited to see what’s in the bag too.

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:44 am

      Thanks sweetie!

      Reply
  • aqualuna posted on October 31, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    ohhh GORGEOUS dress! I LOVE Nanette Lepore 🙂
    and yes, I’d like to know what’s in the bag too hehehe

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 2:45 am

      She does super nice clothes eh?! Wish we had a store here..

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    you are the perfect couple ! – lol

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:21 am

      Aww you are nice, thanks!

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  • jesuisariel posted on October 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bev! Do reveal what’s in the bag soon 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on October 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    You look great! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:14 am

      Yay, thank you!

      Reply
  • past_midnite posted on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Happy birthday!
    And the last picture is such a teaser! Hehe..

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:34 am

      Hee -thanks!

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  • princesszhing posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:22 am

    happy birthday sweets! 🙂 you look lovely! always so radiant!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:38 am

      Must be the newlywed-bliss… hee!

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  • rollagirl9 posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:28 am

    What was in the bag!!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Hermeeeessss but you know now anyways hee!

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  • exhileration posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Thanks for the bday wishes hon!

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  • good_lenchik posted on November 1, 2009 at 5:20 am

    So glamorous! Your post is lacking 2 things: photo of you in the dress full size and photo of the present itself :))) Seriorly, Bev, what’s in that bag?? Hmmmm maybe it’s Evelyn III or Golden Party bag? Or maybe a wallet or a watch?

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:48 am

      I didn’t take a full photo of the nanette Lepore dress.. dohhhh!!

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  • Anonymous posted on October 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    you are the perfect couple ! – lol

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:21 am

      Aww you are nice, thanks!

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  • miss_foxy posted on November 1, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Happy birthday Bev 🙂

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    • miss_foxy posted on November 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

      and yes, I agree with the above comment, would love to see a full size photo of your gorgeous outfit!

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      • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:49 am

        Hee thanks hon! I forgot to take a pic of the dress though, so annoyed :S

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  • past_midnite posted on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Happy birthday!
    And the last picture is such a teaser! Hehe..

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:34 am

      Hee -thanks!

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:22 am

    happy birthday sweets! 🙂 you look lovely! always so radiant!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:38 am

      Must be the newlywed-bliss… hee!

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:28 am

    What was in the bag!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Hermeeeessss but you know now anyways hee!

      Reply
  • oldron posted on November 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Happy birthday

    That food looks delicious, the restaurant is elegant which surely enhanced the mood for the evening. Happy birthday !!!!

    Great Photos

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

      Re: Happy birthday

      It was nice to have a lovely, romantic meal once in a while.. thanks for the bday wishes!:)

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Thanks for the bday wishes hon!

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on November 1, 2009 at 5:20 am

    So glamorous! Your post is lacking 2 things: photo of you in the dress full size and photo of the present itself :))) Seriorly, Bev, what’s in that bag?? Hmmmm maybe it’s Evelyn III or Golden Party bag? Or maybe a wallet or a watch?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:48 am

      I didn’t take a full photo of the nanette Lepore dress.. dohhhh!!

      Reply
  • miss_foxy posted on November 1, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Happy birthday Bev 🙂

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    • miss_foxy posted on November 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

      and yes, I agree with the above comment, would love to see a full size photo of your gorgeous outfit!

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      • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:49 am

        Hee thanks hon! I forgot to take a pic of the dress though, so annoyed :S

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  • oldron posted on November 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Happy birthday

    That food looks delicious, the restaurant is elegant which surely enhanced the mood for the evening. Happy birthday !!!!

    Great Photos

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

      Re: Happy birthday

      It was nice to have a lovely, romantic meal once in a while.. thanks for the bday wishes!:)

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on November 2, 2009 at 12:19 am

    It all looks amazing! WHOA re the french fry!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

      that giant fry was really strange but quite a fun concept, haha!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on November 2, 2009 at 12:19 am

    It all looks amazing! WHOA re the french fry!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

      that giant fry was really strange but quite a fun concept, haha!

      Reply
  • misskesha24 posted on November 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    First Happy Belated Birthday!and Chris is the best husband in the world! And I in love with your birthday gifts!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Aww thank you, you’re super sweet!

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  • hotpinkmanolo posted on November 3, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Looks yummy and belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Thank ya sweetie!

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  • misskesha24 posted on November 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    First Happy Belated Birthday!and Chris is the best husband in the world! And I in love with your birthday gifts!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Aww thank you, you’re super sweet!

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on November 3, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Looks yummy and belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Thank ya sweetie!

      Reply

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