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Michelin-Starred Chef Launrent Peugeot Presents Artistic Fusion At Calypso Restaurant & Lounge


Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai launches its Michelin-starred Chef Series, presenting a four-day only gastronomic event by the first guest chef personality of the year, French Chef Laurent Peugeot (the owner of Le Charlemagne, one Michelin-starred restaurant), at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge from 22 March 2017. 



Born in Burgundy, France, Chef Laurent was raised in a culinary culture and developed his passion for cooking at an early age.  In later years, he started to travel around the world and was amazed by the Asian culinary culture when he arrived in Japan 20 years ago.  During his years in Japan, the gourmet culture from the East heavily influenced Chef Laurent’s cooking style and he creatively came up with a fusion of French classic cuisine and Asian elements, which has earned him the “Best Young Chef of the Year” award in 2007 by Gault & Millau and his restaurant Le Charlemagne a Michelin star for 11 consecutive years since 2006. 



“Every new travel is a new flavour, every new exploration is a new dish,” Chef Laurent said when was asked about the inspiration of his creations. From 22 to 25 March 2017, Chef Laurent will take over the open kitchen at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge, bringing food lovers in Shanghai a new gastronomic experience with innovation and excitement. 



Michelin-starred Feast at Calypso ·Artistic Fusions by Laurent Peugeot  


    • From 22 to 25 March 2017 (Wednesday to Saturday) 
    • Three-course Lunch (Weekday)RMB238net per person 

    Three-course Lunch (Weekend)RMB258net per person 

    Wine Pairing Package by Sommelier (Lunch) RMB160 net per person 

    • Five-Course DinnerRMB588net per person 

    Wine Pairing Package by Sommelier (Dinner) RMB220 net per person 


Prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.  



Calypso Restaurant & Lounge 


Calypso Restaurant & Lounge offers Mediterranean food with key influences from Spain, Italy and the south of France.  Led by new Chef de Cuisine Ranjith THILAK, Calypso’s culinary team presents an array of delights, including authentic Napoli-style pizza and home-made gelato to diners.  The restaurant only uses the freshest selection of meat, seafood, cheeses and pastas.  The dining experience within is informal, but engaging – with its architecture, cuisine and service. 



Designed by world-famous architect Shigeru Ban, Calypso Restaurant & Lounge is housed in an airy, two-storey glasshouse that is openly modern with detailed, traditional touches.  Its tall glass panels retract in the warmer months for guests to enjoy alfresco dining in a place of manicured greenery, in the heart of the city.  Alfresco wining and dining is also available on the second floor at the Terrace Lounge – for high tea in the afternoon and morphs into entertainment central in the evening with Happy Hour, chill acoustic tunes and faster beats as the night progresses with the in-house DJ spinning.  The restaurant is also next to one of Shanghai’s recognised historical attractions, the former residence of Chairman Mao Zhedong. 



Chef de Cuisine, Chef THILAK, recently joined  Calypso, bringing his 22 years’gourmet experience to Shanghai. His passion for food and for culinary creation was the drving force for him to enter the kitchen in his early ages. In 2001, Chef THILAK joined renowned and award winning Au Petit Salut French Restaurant in Singapore, where he worked with Patrick Hurburger, who was named the Best Chef of the Year by W.G.S Awards. “To taste a country’s signature dishes is to interpret that country’s history and culture. My experience in Singapore, a city famous for its rich diversity of cuisines and culture, has inspired me to refine French and Continental cuisine with innovated approaches.” Chef THILAK says.  



Address: Corner of Tong Ren Road and An Yi Road, Jing An Kerry Centre Piazza, Shanghai, 200040, China 


Telephone: (86 21) 2203 8889  





Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 99 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:         Carol Qian 


Director of Communications 


Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 


1218 Middle Yan’an Road 


Jing An Kerry Centre 


West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040 


Telephone: (86 21) 22038888 





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