A hen reclining on a deckchair beneath a vibrant cocktail umbrella. Not what you would possibly anticipate to be served on a mean night out. This inventive and weird dish – one among many culinary surprises – is a actuality for diners at Shanghai’s newest fusion restaurant, 1767 Cocoon.
Shanghai is not any stranger to odd eateries (it as soon as opened up a toilet-themed restaurant), but not like its predecessors, the newly-opened 1767 Cocoon seems completely standard from the surface. Located in a shopping center, its design is smooth and trendy. Even the menu fails to reveal its peculiarities. It’s when the meals seems on the desk that issues get bizarre.
Speaking to Lonely Planet, the supervisor stated that ‘the idea behind 1767 Cocoon is to offer a selection of food that tastes good but also gives surprises.’ And shock it does. The hottest (and peculiar) creation on the menu is the ‘Chicken KiNG’: a deep-fried hen sitting up on a reclining chair on a cushion of bread with a parasol impaled in its shoulder. The restaurant will serve as much as 20 of those poultry specials every day.
Another notable dish is ‘Mr Mellor’s Potatoes’. This culinary murals seems like entire potatoes however is definitely a plate of candy jam-filled buns. A sprinkling of chocolate powder provides them a freshly dug-up look. There are additionally parts of foie gras modelled and painted to appear like cherries, and a strawberry ice-cream dessert with a sprinkling of black olives.
For these who take pleasure in meals innovation and surprises, 1767 Cocoon is an thrilling addition to Shanghai’s foodie scene. Whether it’s the factor of shock, or the complicated picture of a bemused, sunbathing hen, that pulls individuals to this place, it definitely ticks the novelty and creativity boxe
By Rosie Draffin