3 nights in Beijing
There isn't much in the way of "nouvelle chinese". Da Dong is the first thing that comes to mind, I'd also consider Whampoa Club as worth checking out. Though I absolutely hate it and don't think its worth going to, if you really want to see some "nouvelle Chinese", there's Green T. House. Beyond that, I don't know, South Beauty could fall into the category. Chengfu Courtyard does some very interesting things and is worth trying.
Thanks for the tips. Tried Da Dong last night and really enjoyed it. The food is imaginative, well presented with great flavour combinations. We had the duck (of course), scallops, avocado salmon rolls, green pea spoon, and spinach mustard balls and a great bottle of white burgundy.
We found the lighting harsh and the service rushed, but likely our inability to utter even three words of mandarin was the cause.