Let us take you to a journey in Shanghai’s Art Zone.

A Culinary-cultural fusion of Middle Eastern, European

and Asian cuisine.

Stories from the Chef’s studio

Head Chef


After years of culinary journeys, exploring cultures and searching

for the secrets of the Asian cuisine, Shahaf Shabtay takes you on

“a journey to Asia” with 5 different cooking techniques.

Shahaf’s area of expertise is the south east Asian cuisine:

Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and

Thailand. Shahaf is a graduate of the Prondo School in Paris and

holds a C.A.P degree.

From his studies Shahaf took the basics and brought them to the

Asian kitchen. He brings to the plate a dialogue and an integration

between different cultures, connecting the worlds of East and West

to an experience of colors, tastes, textures and techniques, all by

using Thai raw materials.

Shahaf brings his creation into the plate with a lot of love, great

knowledge and talent. He combines fresh raw materials from the

world with natural intuition, tastes, spices and textures.

Come and discover the story

from the chef studio.

Feel the energy of MESS, experience cooking with the executive chef

from MESS, discover the secret behind the flavours, feel the passion

of cooking and vibes of MESS bar. MESS bartender.

We touch, we smell, we create.

Where ART and FOOD come together

We create new culinary language between the technic of the chef restaurant and that of the museum artist. We create new language in every exhibition. we make new experience in every visit, we connect people with different cultures.

It’s a combination of bakery, pastry and walk.
We make sandwiches, salad, ice cream, we create dishes, fresh juices, our bartender creates drinks and wine…
Every culinary experience has a stage in Playground.




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