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Internationally Renowned Bartender Simone Caporale Brings Tales of Cocktail to Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

Shanghai, China, 12 October, 2016 – Sophisticated connoisseur of exotic drinks, Spirited Awards International Bartender of the Year, Simone Caporale, will be the third guest bartender of the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai Celebrity Bartender Series 2016, entertaining and bringing tales of cocktail to 1515 West Chophouse & Bar from 26 to 30 October 2016. 


Simone Caporale is an internationally renowned bartender with a distinctive personal style and service.  Alongside fellow peer and mentor Alex Kratena, during Simone’s five years at Artesian in London, the pair were credited for reinventing the luxury hotel bar experience. Fans of celebrity bartenders can head to 1515 West Chophouse & Bar to meet the bartender and sample his creative concoctions during a special drink menu will be presented himself. 


Series #3 Celebrity Bartender: 26 to 30 October 2016 


Simone Caporale, London, United Kingdom, International Bartender of the Year 2014 at Spirited Awards 


Date of performance: From 26 to 30 October 2016, daily from 6.30pm till late 

Venue: 1515 West Chophouse & Bar 

Bottomless Package: 6.30pm to 8pm from 26 to 30 October, 90 minutes bottomless crafted cocktails by Simone Caporale at RMB168 per person (Minimum 3 persons are required) 

Industry Night: Guests from the hospitality industry (hotel, bar and restaurants) receive 30% off all cocktails (including guest bartender drinks), 5pm till closing on 26 to 30 October.  



To be Continued – Final Series Celebrity Bartender: 21 to 27 Novemeber 2016 


Bar Shira, Imperial Cocktail Bar, Israel, Africa/Middle East Best Bar by 50 World’s Best Bar 2015  


About The 1515 Chophouse & Bar 


With an Old Shanghai movie vine combined with Classic American bar and grill décor, The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar is accented by touches from Shanghai’s black and white movie era. 

Diners entering The 1515 West will be greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread from two large vintage cast iron ovens. A comprehensive range of artisan cheese and cut-to-order small goods from the Charcuterie Room complements the bakery.  

Meat lovers will be delighted by the restaurant’s generous portioning philosophy.  The restaurant features The 1515 West signature brand Australian beef, dry aged for 45 days.  The beef comes in four cuts handpicked by Executive Chef.  The house butcher presents signature prime cuts which are cut and weighed on an old-fashioned scale on the table and sent straight to the grill. 

The Tasting Bar provides fresh oysters and seafood from around the world.  Champagnes, vermouths, sherries, white wines and a cellar featuring a selection of New World wines and Reds ensure that our Wine Sommelier always has the recommendations at hand.  

The main bar is in classic New York style and provides views of the piazza and the former resident of Chairman Mao Zedong.   It offers Shanghai’s beverage selection of classic and unique spirits from which a team of skilled bartenders will produce premium drinks and cocktails for guests.  


The 1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar at Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 


Address: Level 4, 1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Jing An Kerry Centre, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, 200040, China 


Telphone: (86 21) 2203 8888 





Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000.  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, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, 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, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. 


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PRESS CONTACT:      Frida Wu 


              Communications Manager 


              Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 


              1218 Middle Yan'an Road  


              Jing An Kerry Centre on West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040 


              Telephone: (86 21) 2203 8888 


              Mobile: +86 139 5911 0006 









(86 21) 2203 8888