02 Oct 2019
On the 6th floor of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel is the unparalleled Shang-High Cuisine restaurant, which has retained its Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year. One of just 40 restaurants to do so, in a city of 25 million people. Marrying modern cooking techniques with the finest local and Western ingredients to create the finest contemporary Shanghainese restaurant in Shanghai.
Led by Executive Chef Frank Hu, the kitchen team have been inspired by the local heritage of Shanghai and classical Chinese cooking. To this they have added ingredients from across the world, and used rapidly evolving culinary technology to develop a flavourful fusion of East-meets-West, Old World-meets-New World.
The mouth-watering menu is as eclectic and intelligent as the concept suggests: a melt-in-the-mouth braised beef cheek, eternally popular in Shanghai, is offset by the introduction of umami-rich truffles, to add a deep flavour; while local favourites, pigeon eggs, are paired with tender strips of cuttlefish.
The décor and interior match the food. Clean, angular lines, and sleek leather booths represent the modernity of the city, while the traditional ochre and jade colours epitomise the heritage of old Shanghai. And with floor-to-ceiling windows looking down over the bustling metropolis where the pace of change has been electric.
Shang-High Cuisine exemplifies Jumeirah’s renewed approach to food. As Chief Culinary Officer, Michael Ellis explains, it is “…a main pillar to our strategy and a key differentiator across our portfolio”. There is a drive to source the finest ingredients and create passionate teams who will develop innovative, artistic interpretations of traditional cooking across the brand, and then to maintain the popularity and consistency of the offerings. Shang-High Cuisine exemplifies this and by constantly learning, exploring and developing their techniques it will remain the go-to contemporary Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in Shanghai.
Book your table at Shang-High Cuisine to sample Chef Hu’s incredible Michelin star dishes.