At first glance, a blatant copy of Ultraviolet from a husband and wife team of designers, Zhou Ping and Wang Yang, that costs more than Ultraviolet (some nights), and is themed on the culture and literature of the Tang dynasty. "Copy" might be doing it an injustice. Its first menu is themed on the Tang dynasty, a particular favorite among Chinese culture-philes. It does all this within the infrastructure of Ultraviolet – the projections and all that fancy stuff -- but with its own ideas about what they want to achieve: the spread of appreciation of Chinese history. The cooking is the highlight of the evening. Accomplished, technical, fun and integrated with the themes of each course, from a Tang dynasty tutorial on the seven steps of putting on make-up to the golden peaches of Samarkand, it's both Chinese and not Chinese. There's one sitting per night, it's four hours long, costs 4,800rmb per person, and you have to arrive half-an-hour in advance.
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