Together Restaurant
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Together Restaurant

Located on historic Yuyuan Road in Shanghai, TOGETHER offers contemporary Asian and French cuisine. Conceptualized by Neri&Hu, the restaurant celebrates the social aspect of dining and is rooted in the idea that great food is what brings people together.

Head chef Bina Yu hails from the tutelage of three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whom she served under for more than a decade after completing her training at the American cookery school. In New York, she worked at Jean-Georges and Sensebowl restaurants, and later in Shanghai, she joined the kitchens of Chi-Q and Mercato (Jean Georges’ Korean and Italian restaurants at Three on the Bund), helping take both to the top of Shanghai’s restaurant lists. Her exceptional culinary skills have been demonstrated in several significant occasions and before prominent figures such as former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, as well as former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok.

Pastry chef Kim Melvin hails from Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s team in London, later joining Jason Atherton’s at Maze Restaurant. Since coming to Shanghai in 2010, she has been the executive pastry chef at Table No.1, the Waterhouse at South Bund, and garnered many awards for her sweet treats. Currently, Kim is managing the dessert bar of The Commune Social as well as TOGETHER’s dessert offerings.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

TOGETHER’s menu features dishes that are both delectable and health-conscious, each one expertly crafted from fresh, organic ingredients. With simply designed dishes, handpicked ingredients and dedicated cooking, the restaurant blends the heritage of Chinese food with the innovative concepts of French cuisine, maximizing the potential of each individual ingredient.

It exceeds expectations by providing an integrated experience that appeals to all the senses: sight, smell and taste, epitomizing the concept of “together”. Dishes are served with handcrafted enamel tableware, whose simplicity in design and color compliments the dishes perfectly.

The spaces of the restaurant, consisting of a main dining area, a bar seating area, and one private dining room, are designed by Neri&Hu. As a core design element of the building complex, red bricks can be seen extending from the exterior to the interior. The unique patterns and textures of the brickwork gives the rustic feeling of dining in the urban streetscape. At the same time, the custom designed Viabizzuno pendants, classic Thonet chairs and Stellar Works dining tables add a layer of relaxed refinement that echoes the essence of TOGETHER’S culinary vision.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Gross Area
219 m²

Status
Complete

Completion Date
April 2018

Duration
October 2017 – April 2018

Address
546 Yuyuan Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China