What are the five best things to eat and drink at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai?

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The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai has a whole host of dining options, starting with the Cantonese cuisine of Ming Court on the fifth level and winding down to Cachet restaurant for all-day dining and the adjacent Cachet Martini Bar. Intimidated? Don’t be, because we’ve done the research on all the must-orders when it comes to food and drink:
1. Afternoon tea. There’s nothing more British than afternoon tea, and this English hotel brand offers guests to this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel the chance to have all the trappings of a traditional tea at Cachet.
2. The Cachet dessert bar. We dare you not to swoon when you see the lavish dessert bar at the far end of the Cachet restaurant. A milky chocolate fountain churns alongside an array of fruits and dippables, or you can select truffles and treats that fit easily in the palm of your hand.
3. The deep-fried prawns with wasabi mayonnaise dressing. Found under the “specialties” on the Ming Court menu, this dish is an excellent introduction to the restaurant’s authentic Asian menu.
4. The brunch buffet. Cachet restaurant transforms into a breakfast mecca come morning, with traditional pastries, fresh fruit and made-to-order eggs as well as local dishes like steamed buns and even sushi. It’s the ideal something-for-everyone meal.
5. The Lemontini at Cachet Martini Bar. Sure, it’s on the “For Him” portion of the menu, but ladies will also like the homemade Citron vodka, fresh lime juice, honey and fresh lemongrass drink that create the tart slap of this housemade specialty.

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