“At the peak of its spectacular career the swamp-ridden metropolis surely ranked as the most pleasure-mad, rapacious, corrupt, strife-ridden, licentious, squalid, and decadent city in the world. It was the most pleasure-mad because nowhere else did the population pursue amusement, from feasting to whoring, dancing to powder-taking, with such abandoned zeal.”
- Stella Dong 'Shanghai: The Rise & Fall of A Decadent City'
Welcome to Disco Dining Club: Shanghai Express Edition. New venue, same lavishness.
Location: Mack Sennett Studios
Cuisine: Monique Benabou & Michael Montano of The Moroccan Supper Club
Libations: Fabian Junio
Oyster Bar: Shuck’s Oysters
Photography: Chris Blaski