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Press Release

Guest Chef Alain Soliveres From Two-Star Michelin Taillevent Brings Parisian Delights To Restaurant Petrus

Restaurant Petrus of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong welcomes Alain Solivérès, chef de cuisine from the two-star Michelin Taillevent in Paris, between 2 and 6 July 2013.

During the five-day sojourn at Restaurant Petrus, Chef Solivérès will be presenting his signature dishes that showcase his culinary philosophy of “using tradition to inspire innovation, and respecting the seasons”. Highlights of his creations include Steamed Brittany Sea Bass with Leek, Caviar and Champagne; Blue crab with Remoulade, Dill and Lemon Cream; and the famous Duck Pie Taillevent Tradition with Rouennaise Sauce. Please refer to the appendixes for the full menus.

The lunch menus are priced from HK$488 to HK$658 for two to four courses, and the degustation dinner menu from HK$1,180 and HK$1,680 for four to eight courses.  Prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge.  Please call (852) 2820 8590 or e-mail petrus.isl@shangri-la.com for reservations.

About Alain Solivérès
A native of Beziers in southern France, Chef Solivérès’ motto is “true cooking is all about simplicity”. He started his culinary career in 1979 and has worked at a number of the finest French institutions, such as Le Lucas Carton, Le Grand Hotel and the Michelin three-star Le Louis XV, where he worked with the famed Chef Alain Ducasse as second de cuisine until 1989.  That same year, when Chef Solivérès was only 26 years old, Chef Ducasse offered him the position of chef de cuisine at La Bastide de Gordes, where he worked until 1992 and obtained his first Michelin star.  Before joining Taillevent in 2002, Chef Solivérès was the chef de cuisine of the two-star Michelin Les Elysées du Vernet at Hotel Vernet.

About Taillevent
Taillevent was founded in 1946 by André Vrinat and was the only restaurant to become a full member of the Comité Colbert, an exclusive association of French luxury brands.  For 67 years, it has been one of the most sought-after establishments in Paris.  The name of the restaurant is a tribute to Guillaume Tirel, also known as “Taillevent” – the legendary cook and author of the first French cuisine book, which has been regarded as the founding treatise of French gastronomy since the 14th century.

About Restaurant Petrus
Restaurant Petrus commands views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and is renowned for having one of Asia’s largest wine cellars featuring a premium Château Pétrus collection and extensive vintages from other famous chateaux.  Restaurant Petrus opens daily for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., for lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  For reservations, please telephone Restaurant Petrus on (852) 2820 8590 or e-mail petrus.isl@shangri-la.com

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 85 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 36,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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