Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao is offering diners a rare opportunity to experience Qufu’s famed Kong family cuisine from 11 to 14 January 2013. Unique in style, the cuisine of the Kong family features creative presentations of skillfully combined ingredients that fully express the four most important elements in the art of Chinese cooking: colour, aroma, flavour and texture.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is showcasing Kong family cuisine at six hotels in January and February to celebrate the upcoming opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu in March. Qufu, located in Shandong Province in mainland China, is the birthplace of the famous Chinese philosopher, Confucius. Many of Confucius’ philosophies have spread over time and, under his descendants the Kong family, Qufu cuisine has equally flourished. The delicacies, a combination of Shandong regional Lu methods and Su cuisine from the south of China, are prepared with unsparing attention to ingredients, appearance, taste and shape.
The “Kong Family Cuisine Menu” at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao will feature 25 à la carte menu items including an assortment of cold and hot dishes, soups and desserts. Banquet menu sets are available for tables of six, eight or ten people. To prepare the elaborate cuisine, five Lu chefs and a team of servers from the new Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu will journey to Qingdao ahead of the hotel’s opening.
Their specially created “Kong Family Cuisine Menu” embraces tradition with menu items such as Kong Mansion’s “Six Art” Cold Appetisers (spiced beef shanks; sea whelk jelly salad; scallops and lettuce salad; jelly fish salad; spiced duck tongues; and baby celery with sesame and olive oil) and Lu Wall’s Hidden Collection (prawn roll wrapped in crispy vermicelli) and auspicious sounding dishes such as Wisdom Frees Perplexity (braised pork ribs stuffed with spring onion stalk) and Confucius “Four Supreme Bowls”
– Fortune, Prosperity, Longevity and Happiness (braised chicken, braised fish, braised pork and meat roll of minced chicken breast and prawns wrapped with seaweed).
To make a reservation to experience Qufu’s Kong family cuisine at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, please call 83883838ext.6459. The “Kong Family Cuisine Menu” will be served every evening in the hotel’s Shang Palace.
Located in Qufu’s city centre, the 325-room hotel will be the first international property operating in the hometown of famous Chinese philosopher Confucius, who was born in 551 BC. The hotel is within walking distance to the Temple of Confucius – a UNESCO world heritage site – and a 20-minute drive to the Qufu high-speed train station.
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, Mongolia, Mauritius, 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, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com