Press Release

Press Release

Embark On “A Michelin-Starred Journey With Chef Gordon Leung” For The Best Of Shangri-La Group’s Chinese Cuisine

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Chef Gordon Leung, Shangri-La Group’s Chinese Executive Chef, goes on a world tour to present gourmands with new facets of Chinese fine-dining 

 

The Shangri-La Group is delighted to present “A Michelin-starred Journey with Chef Gordon Leung”, a series of exclusive four-hands dinner events that kicks off today. Six iconic Shang Palace and Summer Palace restaurants will welcome Chef Gordon Leung to collaborate with their respective head chefs. Starting in Beijing, the international gastronomic tour will take place from September to October 2019, and will travel to Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 

 

With over 30 years of experience, Chef Gordon Leung was recently appointed as the Corporate Chinese Executive Chef at Shangri-La Group. As part of this special event, he will apply his critically-acclaimed and innovative approach in partnership with resident head chefs, to deliver an expertly curated “best-of” menu, featuring signature dishes cherry-picked from different Shang Palace and Summer Palace restaurants. Regardless of geographical location, with this one consistent menu, diners will have the opportunity to sample the best of Shangri-La Group’s Cantonese and classic Chinese cuisine. 

 

“A Michelin-starred Journey with Chef Gordon Leung” showcases the collective might of Shangri-La’s international panel of best-in-class head chefs, sommeliers and restaurant hospitality teams. They bring to life the Shangri-La cuisine experience, which is shaped by combining Asian values towards dining, gastronomic innovation and award-winning specialist talent. In particular, the Shangri-La Chinese culinary team is focused on perfecting Cantonese and classic Chinese cuisine, championing regional Chinese dishes that might be under-discovered, and elevating Chinese food culture on the world stage.

 

Chef Leung, who will spearhead innovation for Shangri-La’s Chinese culinary offering, is renowned for his specialty Cantonese cuisine. Drawing on his vast knowledge of ingredients and the intricacies of their flavours, he focuses on the authenticity, freshness and flavour of each morsel. He creates exquisitely presented dishes that offer the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, garnering him a legion of admirers from all over the world. He has a track record of winning awards, most significantly earning Michelin stars during his tenures as head chef at two Hong Kong-based Cantonese restaurants. 

 

Chef Leung said, “My culinary philosophy emphasises original tastes and flavours, bringing out the best of every ingredient. I use only the freshest produce and piping-hot stir-fry techniques to create wokhei*.  This is just one of my culinary expressions, but Chinese cuisine embraces thousands of different cooking techniques. I am excited to team up with my colleagues in each of these cities for a culinary exchange of ideas, ingredients and methods.”

 

*Stir-frying is the cornerstone of Cantonese cooking and, when done right, produces a complex charred aroma. This aroma is colloquially called wokhei.  

 

About Shangri-La Group 

Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel properties. The Group’s principal activities are in hotel properties, hotel management services, investment properties and property development for sale.  It currently owns and/or manages over 100 hotels globally in 75 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. The Group also develops, owns and operates investment properties including office properties, commercial properties and serviced apartments/residences.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the Group has a substantial pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-used developments in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.