Highline: cityscape views and American fusion

Dinner Review: Highline
Location: Metro: Take South Huangpu Rd, Exit 2. Corner of Songshan and Huaihai, in the Ascott Hotel, 6th floor- just walk through the lobby.
Wow. This place is a hidden gem. They did it right with the patio. It’s going to be perfect in the spring and autumn to sit outside and sip a cocktail. I mean they have palm trees. Could it get any better?Absolutely stunning view of the city. Swanky lounge and the mix of older tunes added to this American fusion restaurant. Tip: order “Chinese” style and share everything! 🙂 
What we ordered: 
sweet potato fries: nori parmesan, korean chili aioli
hairy crab and butter shrimp toast: rice puff, chinese yellow chives, garlic toast
squab and foie gras, apple, baby turnips, le puy lentils, natural jus
girl scout thin mint ice cream bar: mint chocolate chip ice cream and fudge brownie
butterscotch pudding: whiskey infused custard, sea salt chocolate chip cookies
Wine: Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, 2012
Where do I even start? The foie gras caught our eye immediately, so we knew it was a must. However, it was prepared differently than either of us had seen before; still, it was delicious and savory. The hairy crab and butter shrimp toast was more of a high-end dip. Scrumptious for sure and we would recommend it. Tip: Definitely order a second round of toast to finish the dip. The sweet potato fries were good, and the Korean aioli was a nice touch especially since both of us had lived in Korea and were used to the spicy kick! Dessert. Oh how we love dessert. My pick was the girl scout bar. This was more about presentation than anything. Probably the fanciest ice-cream bar I’ve ever eaten and the girl scout thin mint tasted like the old fashioned cookie. The best part however was…the butterscotch pudding. Order it, no questions asked. The sweetness, the subtle whiskey…perfectly complected into this pudding dish. And the sea salt chocolate chip cookies were divine. A real, soft, “just out of the oven” warm cookie in Shanghai is a rare find. 
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A fabulous night of friends, views, fine food, wine, and conversation! Cheers to Friday the 13th.

foie gras
sweet potato fries and
hairy crab and garlic toast
city lights on the patio
i love my stripes!
must order: Butterscotch Pudding and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
girl scout thin mint ice cream bar

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