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FIVE SHANGRI-LA PROPERTIES PRESENT “CHINESE TEA - A CULINARY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY THROUGH SHANGRI-LA HOTELS”

FIVE SHANGRI-LA PROPERTIES PRESENT “CHINESE TEA - A CULINARY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY THROUGH SHANGRI-LA HOTELS”

Nanjing, 15 April 2016, Five hotels, including Midtown Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing; Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’ an; Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, and Shangri-La Hotel, West Shanghai, worked together to present a tea-inspiried gourmet journey from 15 April to mid May 2016.

Selected Shangri-La properties across China introduce Shangri-La spring delicacies that embody how the hotels treasure and serve local ingredients through the tea leaves of in their own destinations. The professional team of Chinese executive chefs from each hotel brings tailor-made tea menu to five selected Shangri-La hotels during the themed banquet. The Shangri-La group’s tea sommelier will give an introduction on the tea and engage with the guests during the banquet.

Spring is the season when people in China use seasonal local ingredients to cook and host their guests and friends. Tea is the most important production in spring with a history of over 4,700 years. The Chinese people love tea so much, and there are different kinds of tea across the country: Yu Hua Tea from Nanjing, Bi Luo Chun from Suzhou, Long Jing from Hangzhou, Zhu Ye Qing from Chengdu, Ba Bao Tea from Xi’An, Oolong from Fujian, and more. The Chinese cultivate the most high-quality tea leaves and harvest them based on the best time to drink or cook them.

The highlights of this tea-inspired banquet are the five Chinese executive chefs from five Shangri-La hotels who customise five sets of banquet menus representing the local tea flavours in their homeland and made with local ingredients, as well as the tea sommelier’s introduction during the banquet.

The signature dishes from the participating hotels are:
West Lake Long Jing Shrimp from Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou
Aged Pu-Er Tea Stewed Pork Ribs from Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing
Baked Hanjiang Fish with Tie Guan Yin from Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’An
Green Tea Braised Pork Trotter from Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
Baked Chicken with Chinese Medicine Tea from JingAn Shangri-La, West Shanghai

“Chinese people love tea and the rich tea culture, it shows the Chinese hospitality, which is the way we treat people.” said by Mr. Frank Wen, vice president of the Shangri-La Group, and general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing, “The five sets of tea-inspired menus represent the five destination’s gourmet culture, and enrich our taste buds. At the same time, as extension of the tea culture, the Chinese hospitality is in line with Shangri-La’s core value: Humility and Sincerity. These guide us to treat each and every one with honour, and make every guest feel a special kind of hospitality, hospitality from the heart.”

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000.  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. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Qiu
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing
Tel: (86 25) 8630 8888
E-mail: michelle.qiu@shangri-la.com