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JING AN SHANGRI-LA, WEST SHANGHAI PRESENTS CHEF IP CHI CHEUNG OF TWO MICHELIN-STARRED SUMMER PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT

Shanghai, China, 14 September 2016 – Hong Kong Chef, Ip Chi Cheung of two Michelin-starred Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant from Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, will be guest chef at Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, Summer Palace, as part of the returning Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy this year.  

During his five days at Summer Palace, from 25 to 29 October 2016, Chef Ip will present Shanghai diners with a selection of his most popular and signature Cantonese dishes, inspired by contemporary flavours and methods of preparation. Diners can choose from an a la carte menu during lunch and dinner at Imperial Chamber, starting from RMB95++ per dish. Or alternatively, guests can choose from a six-course set lunch menu at RMB688++ per person or six-course dinner menu at RMB998++ per person. Some dishes to look out for include: Deep-fried shrimp toast with truffle pesto, pan-fried beef ribs with goose liver paste and steamed fresh crab claw with winter melon in egg white and mashed Yunnan ham. 

On the second day of the festival, 26 October 2016, for dinner from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Chef Ip will be hosting an exclusive one-night only Chef’s Table at Summer Palace’s Chairman’s Room for RMB998++ per person, limited to 18 persons. A wine pairing selection, hand-picked by Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai Chief Sommelier, Jasper Sun, will be available from RMB298++.  

In the pursuit of excellence, Chef Ip selects only the freshest produce that will allow the full and unique flavour of each ingredient to be presented. He places emphasis on aroma, colour, taste, texture and contrast, resulting in dishes that are distinctive in flavor as compared to the 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. Prior to re-joining Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong as the executive Chinese chef of the Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Summer Palace in 2010, Chef Ip was previously at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, where he held the same position at the hotel’s Shang Palace, also Michelin-starred, for 16 years.  

The acclaimed Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy will return for a second year with an illustrious line-up of celebrated chefs at 11 Shangri-La hotels from 25 October to 1 November 2016.  The 12 chefs – three of whom have restaurants listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – hold a total of 20 Michelin Stars between them and will headline Shangri-La’s culinary event, which will be simultaneously launched in 11 of the group’s hotels in ten cities: Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Manila, Paris, Taipei, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. 


The gastronomy festival, co-sponsored by evian and BADOIT, will spotlight the chefs’ remarkable talents and techniques as they elevate guests’ dining experiences through culinary artistry and excellence.  Details about the chefs and prices can be viewed at
www.shangrilalovesfood.com from 1 September.  

 

For Reservations and Enquiries 

Summer Palace at Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 

Address:          Level 3, 1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Jing An Kerry Centre, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, 200040, China 

Telephone:       (86 21) 2203 8889   

Email:              restaurants.sljn@shangri-la.com  

 

The 12 world acclaimed chefs are:

Frédéric Anton from the three Michelin-starred Le Pré Catelan makes his first Hong Kong appearance at Island Shangri-La’s Restaurant Petrus.  Since 2000, Anton has been chef at the restaurant in Bois de Boulogne, France that occupies a white-washed pavilion dating back to Napolean III.  In contrast, Anton’s dishes resemble contemporary masterpieces that are interpretations of classic dishes and reflect the best use of ingredients.  Find Anton on Instagram and Twitter.

Stefano Baiocco’s dedication to his craft hits all the right culinary notes with diners at the two Michelin-starred Villa Feltrinelli overlooking Lake Garda in Italy. Known for his fondness of incorporating fresh herbs and edible flowers in his creations, he once used 140 different plants in one dish.  When at Angelini in Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Baiocco will deliver Italian fare that is strong in colour and delicate in flavour.  Find Villa Feltrinelli on Instagram.

Returning to the gastronomy festival for a second year is Enrico Bartolini who will travel from the two Michelin-starred Devero Restaurant in Italy to be at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta’s Rosso Italian restaurant.  Bartolini does not disappoint with flawlessly executed and contemporary classic cuisine that is inspired from the past and present.  His dishes are intensely flavoured and aesthetically perfect to be photographed.  Follow Bartolini on Facebook.

Another world renowned maestro making a return appearance at Shangri-La’s culinary festival is Mauro Colagreco whose two Michelin-starred Mirazur restaurant moved up to sixth place on this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.  Colagreco will be at AZUR – his recently opened restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing – to present creations that reflect his Argentinian-Italian heritage and play to his love for colour and boldness.  Colagreco is on Instagram and Twitter.

Serving his award-winning specialties at Summer Palace in Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai will be Ip Chi Cheung, head chef at the two Michelin-starred Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La.  Ip is a favourite on the Hong Kong food scene for traditional Cantonese cuisine as his timeless approach to cooking preserves the refinement and flavours of classic dishes.  Find Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Based at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ Shang Palace – the only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in France – is Samuel Lee Sum.  The young chef, who was inspired by his mother’s family to cook, proves age is but a number when it comes to expressing the subtleties and distinct styles of Chinese cooking.  For the festival, Lee will present a special menu that is beautifully balanced in colour and texture.  Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Peruvian chef and restauranteur Virgilio Martinez who is garnering attention for his Central restaurant in Lima, Peru – ranked fourth on 2016’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s Best Restaurant – is headed to the foodie city of Singapore with incredible dishes to highlight Lima’s vibrant food scene and share his modern take on traditional Peruvian specialties.  Martinez’s menu will be available at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s BLU.  He is on Instagram and Twitter.

Excellent Cantonese cuisine has made Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong the recipient of two Michelin stars for eight consecutive years.  Mok Kit Keung, chef at the establishment, fascinates regulars with his rendition of classic dishes, which he playfully updates and innovates.  During the festival, Shang Palace guests can expect more of Mok’s surprising flavours that will excite both appetite and the imagination.  Find Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ Christophe Moret draws a well-heeled crowd to two Michelin-starred L’Abeille.  While guest appearing at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s Piacere, he will share a flavour of what Parisians love and creations that are a feast for both the eye and palate with a menu rich with locally sourced produce.  Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Giancarlo Perbellini – world class artisan and owner of two Michelin-star Casa Perbellini in Italy – is returning to the global festival.  He is a legend whose cuisine can be characterised by the Italian region in which he was born.  Precise and with an emphasis on home-made, Perbellini’s standout dishes will match the stellar view from TĪNG Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard.  Find Perbellini on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Debuting at Marco Polo restaurant at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei is Gaetano Trovato, chef-owner of the two Michelin-starred Arnolfo restaurant in Tuscany.  An extreme advocate of only using fresh and seasonal produce, Trovato is respectful of traditions and his eye for detail ensures diners are spoilt by perfect portions with contrasting tastes and unusual pairings.  Follow Arnolfo on Facebook.

Mitsuharu Tsumura, born in Lima, Peru, is chef at Maido – the restaurant which took the number 13 spot on this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants.  Gifted at magically merging Peruvian and Japanese influences, Tsumura is a perfectionist at heart and applies a contemporary approach while making traditional food.  Guests at Samba in Shangri-La At The Fort, Manila will be intrigued with Tsumura’s Nikkei cuisine, which shows amazing diversity even though it has only been around for 60 years.  Find Tsumuru on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 About Summer Palace 

 

Combining South-Eastern Chinese cuisine with Cantonese flair, the Summer Palace enhances gastronomical sensations with a poetic visual dreamscape. Inspired by the traditional Chinese ink paintings in dynamic hues and commonly accented with motifs of peacocks, this vision of colors is translated into a series of dining chambers. 

 

Guests will be greeted by a stunning 4-metre-high bronze entrance gate, followed by a full-height bronze wine library before walking into the first dining room – the Pantry Chamber. This casual, energy-charged chamber serving dim sum items features bronze screens and a stunning 9-metre-wide open kitchen that creates a theatrical effect. 

Further into the Lantern Chamber, guests will be mesmerized by a ceiling adorned with over 80 intricate silk lanterns that appear to float magically. Taking centre stage is a glazed open kitchen that focuses on traditional clay pot cooking techniques. A series of lacquered panels in hues of deep orange provokes a sense of architectural modernity.  

The journey through the Summer Palace continues to the Imperial Chamber for formal dining. From the bespoke pendants hand-crafted with custom-made tassels in shades of olive greens and burnt orange to the sculptural curved screens that partition the dining room into more intimate enclaves, the illustrious Imperial Chamber is fit for the Emperor in both culinary offerings and ambience.  

 

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 

Tele: (86 21) 22038888 

E-mail: frida.wu@shangri-la.com 

Website: www.shangri-la.com/jingan 

For digitised pictures of the group’s hotels, please go to http://www.shangri-la.com/imagelibrary