19 June 2013 - Shenzhen’s highly anticipated specialty cocktail bar is officially open for business in the Futian central business district. Shang Garden Bar is a sophisticated venue for the fashion forward to enjoy quality handcrafted cocktails made with premium ingredients. An extension of the award-winning Shang Garden, the bar naturally conveys the relaxed Oriental elegance and modern edge that the restaurant is renowned for.
“We felt there was a need in the marketplace for a bar that was hip and sexy, yet comfortable and consistent in quality service and food. Our guests are tastemakers with distinct personality and style,” said Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen’s director of Food and Beverage, Bechara Sader.
Signature Handcrafted Cocktails
The bar menu is anchored by a series of 11 signature cocktails. Inspired by Huaiyang cuisine, the cocktails are interpretations of classics, cult hits and old favourites; immaculate blends of whimsical flavours of premium spirits and house-made infusions accented with notable Asian ingredients. Standouts include the Manhattan a la Futian, Bergamot Fizz and the bar's namesake cocktail, the ShanG. Guests will also find an extensive selection of wines, beers, liquors and hearty nibbles.
At Shang Garden Bar, the preparation of a cocktail is an act of dedication. It starts from the procurement of the finest spirits and ingredients to produce housemade infusions with flavours such as osmanthus and cucumber, which are often featured in Huaiyang cuisine. In preparing the cocktail, the bartender carefully measures out exact quantities as required by the recipe to ensure consistency in taste, akin to an apothecarist. Even the garnishes are meticulously prepared because many of the cocktails are topped with edible art carved by Chef de Cuisine Anthony Dong.
The interior design of Shang Garden Bar takes inspiration from Asian glamour and Western comforts. The contrast between the two styles creates an ambience that is greater than the sum of its parts. Accents of Oriental flair are expressed in both the furniture design and space. For example, the barstools feature sleek silver geometric legs that mimic the angles on the Chinese-style screen panels on the bar’s feature wall. While the overall theme is monochromatic in shades of sand, silver and black, bursts of cinnabar red in the form of contemporary installation artworks add to the Asian feel.
The alluring ambience flows through the bar to an outdoor patio where guests enjoy their drinks under the stars. Two community tables are perfect for chatting with old friends and welcoming new ones.
The personalities that make up Shang Garden Bar are selected for their contagious sense of energy and passion. They are dedicated to delivering engaging experiences, ensuring fine food and wine, fantastic service and an entertaining evening. Designed to inspire a sense of place, Shang Garden Bar is a quality venue where people can relax, connect and feel like part of a community.
Shang Garden Bar is also available for private parties with catering options. For reservations and enquiries, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (86 755) 2151 3838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. 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, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com