The lack of decor at avant garde restaurant Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is interesting in itself. In the intimate 10-seat dining room there is no artwork on the walls, no artefacts to pique your interest – just utter simplicity. Yet look a little deeper and it’s one of Asia’s most technologically advanced restaurants, featuring computerised lighting, dry-scent diffusers, multi-channel surround sound and high-definition projectors, making for an innovative, well-researched sensory experience. Your sense of smell, for example, is hugely evocative and can trigger decade-old memories and your imagination. It also impacts your sense of taste, which is why Ultraviolet sources a signature scent with perfect depth and strength. From warm to cold, earthy to dramatic, its creators knew too the importance of lighting in setting an atmosphere, and use it to full effect with the help of projectors. These fill the dining room with static wallpaper and dazzling scenarios, creating a new ‘episode’ for each dish. The experience is incredible, and that’s before mentioning the 20-course meal that will enliven the taste buds and challenge what you thought you know about flavour.