What are the five best things to eat and drink at The Peninsula Shanghai?

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The presentation at The Peninsula Shanghai’s restaurants are outstanding and, of course, delicious. Here are five things to eat at drink during your stay at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel:

1. Spinach salad. At the Five-Star hotel’s fine-dining restaurant Sir Elly’s, we highly recommend the spinach salad. It’s beautifully plated deconstruction of baby spinach leaves, fingerling potatoes, chickpeas and fresh-shaved black truffle.

2. Scallops. For classic Cantonese fare, head to Yi Long Court and order the pan-fried scallops. In the signature dish, the scallops are stuffed with minced shrimp and doused in a black bean sauce. (If you’re there in season, try the hairy crab, a local specialty.)

3. Oysters. Be sure to sample Sir Elly’s Restaurant’s Fine de Claire oysters, which come with black truffle, gold leaves and apple pearl.

4. Maine lobster. For a super-luxurious main dish, dig in to Sir Elly’s lobster, which is cleverly tucked inside a hollowed-out Granny Smith apple and served with seared foie gras and pear foam.

5. Whiskey and cognac. The list for these drinks is indulgently lengthy, with a strong focus on single-malts. Order one at Sir Elly’s chic black-and-red bar and gaze out the big-picture windows at the Bund or, if weather permits, take it outside on the popular terrace.

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