By Mark Andrews
City Weekend (Shanghai). 15/02/2007
With Mint bobbing away on top, Maneo aims to build a solid keel at ground level in the ship like Ladislaus Hudec designed 1930s art deco style villa. Billing itself as “the art of casual dining” it is certainly artistic with its white walls and white faux leather chairs and sofas. Casual it is not. The place has a slight air of formality with an oversupply of staff ready to pounce. The wine list is impressive spanning both old and new world producers. Bottles of white range from Y210-Y1,150; reds Y240-1,450. Prices for China seem reasonable with a bottle of Jacobs Creek Sauvignon Blanc going for Y210. If you don’t like wine or champagne the choice is limited to a handful of cocktails based on Grey Goose vodka. Whilst we didn’t dine an innovative European based menu (mains Y172-178) looked inviting. This is certainly a place to be seen but the question at the moment is by whom?
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