Madame Fan is more style than substance

Part of the dim sum spread at Madame Fan.
Part of the dim sum spread at Madame Fan. PHOTO: MADAME FAN

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) - At night, South Beach has a futuristic, Blade Runner feel to it. Maybe it's the way you feel hemmed in by the tall towers in black and steel, with hardly any light except for the giant LED screen overhead relentlessly showing The Lion King musical excerpts, or an annoying family popping out of windows with their thumbs up because they so love their air-conditioner.

The dazzling water fountain in the JW Marriott hotel driveway adds extra light and drama to this gleaming tribute to technostyle and artifice - like a living commercial about how beautiful people live, work, play, wine and dine.

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