Franck-Elie Laloum, chef de cuisine of Jade on 36 Restaurant of Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, launches a refreshing dinner menu in time for the summer in Shanghai. The menu emphasises the restaurant’s focus on using only the best products, coupled with Franck-Elie’s trademark use of exotic flavours.
“The seafood we use is from the wild, and the vegetables are organic,” said Chef de Cuisine Franck-Elie Laloum.
His insistence on the best products is evident in his efforts to personally source all supplies. The seafood menu is formed daily, based on the freshest items available. The menu features seasonal wild caught fresh fish from Japan, wild Icelandic langoustines and crabs weighing up to 2kg from the cold waters of Brittany.
Other features of the summer menu that is consistent with Chef Franck-Elie’s trademark are the exotic flavours and the creative use of cuisine. This summer, new flavours include galangal, JM Rhum from Martinique, thai basil and green Sichuan peppers amidst such signature favourites as cumin seeds, Arabica beans and Lapsang Souchong tea. Signature examples of such pairing include Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras with Japanese Dashi Broth. He is known for his fondness for experimenting with new flavours gathered from his travels around Asia and Africa.
Guests are also encouraged to challenge Chef Franck-Elie to customise their menu:
- Four-course Decouverte menu at Rmb758 per person
- Five-course Epicurien menu at Rmb928 per person
- Six-course Gourmet menu at Rmb1098 per person
- Seven-course Exclusif menu at Rmb1388 per person
Jade on 36 Restaurant serves dinner between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The prices quoted are subject to 15 per cent service charge. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Restaurant Reservation Centre at (86 21) 6882 8888 extension 6888 or e-mail fbreservation.slpu@shangri la.com.
Prior to making his China debut at Jade on 36, Chef Franck-Elie was chef de cuisine at Maison Pic, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Valence, France. From 2000 to 2010, he successively worked at the Michelin three-star restaurant Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, Maison Troisgros in Roanne, the Michelin two-star restaurant La Palme d’Or in Cannes, and La Villa des Lys in Cannes.
Chef Franck-Elie presents classical French cuisine with a modern touch at Jade on 36 Restaurant, and enhances the restaurant to Michelin standards. He takes pride in his newly defined New Age French food, for which he likes to present new flavours based on high-quality ingredients. He adds new twists and dimensions to classical recipes using advanced technology, thus forming a union of opposites – the traditional and the innovative. Although Chef Frank-Elie uses new technologies to present diverse flavours, he has a simple philosophy of respecting fresh produce, which means choosing and using only the freshest seasonal ingredients for his creations.
Jade on 36 Restaurant is, like Shanghai, classic, yet modern and contemporary. Featuring classical French cuisine with a contemporary twist, the futuristic design of Adam D. Tihany and views of the city, Jade on 36 Restaurant captures the spirit of modern Shanghai.
Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai is located in the Lujiazui finance and trade district of Pudong, or East Shanghai, which is being developed to become the country’s business hub. The hotel is ideally located on the eastern bank of the famous Huangpu River, overlooking Shanghai’s legendary waterfront strip, the Bund. A historic landmark famous the world over, the Bund was Shanghai’s financial centre in the early 1890s. Today, it is a showcase of turn-of-the-century architecture.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 80 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands with a room inventory of over 32,000. 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, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.