The long awaited news from the world-renowned Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2014 has officially been released. Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, has been awarded with two Michelin stars for the third time. Summer Palace was first awarded the Michelin two stars in 2009, and was a one-star Michelin restaurant in 2008, as well as from 2010 to 2012. Restaurant Petrus received one Michelin Star and is amongst the seven French restaurants in Hong Kong to receive Michelin Star recognition.
Chef Ip Chi Cheung, Chef de Cuisine at Summer Palace, is delighted with the recognition, “The team and I are so proud of this achievement. We are committed to creating the finest culinary experience for our guests and we will continue to strive for even better results in the future.”
Chef Frederic Chabbert, Chef de Cuisine at Restaurant Petrus also shares the joy of receiving the honour, “I am grateful with the recognition. This can never be achieved without the concerted effort of the team. We will continue to share our love of French cuisine with our diners.”
In his pursuit of excellence, Chef Ip selects only the freshest produce and allows the full and unique flavour of each ingredient to be brought out. He places emphasis on aroma, colour, taste, texture and contrast, resulting in his dishes having a more distinctive flavour compared to conventional Cantonese cuisine. Chef Ip enjoys the challenge of experimenting with new recipes and finding ways to combine ingredients to create new dishes, and he regularly visits markets to check on seasonal produce.
An advocate of sourcing only the best and natural ingredients, Chef Chabbert marries the finest produce with traditional cooking techniques to achieve a distinctive flavour in dishes that are simply presented “the way they should be.” His menu reflects this approach with the focus on offering the restaurant’s clientele continuous enjoyment of fine French cuisine.
Summer Palace on level five of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong has seating for 180 in its main dining area and four private rooms. It is open for lunch and dim sum from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays, and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. daily. For reservations, please telephone (852) 2820 8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurant Petrus commands views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. It is renowned for having one of Asia’s largest wine cellars featuring a premium Château Pétrus collection and extensive vintages from other famous châteaux. 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 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. 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, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com