Shanghai, 25 September: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai has been awarded a coveted 1 Michelin star.
Michelin Stars are hallmarks of fine dining quality and awarded to restaurants in recognition of the high quality of its cooking. This year’s 2018 Michelin Guide Shanghai was launched at the hotel and chefs had the challenge of preparing a special meal for the Michelin Guide cocktail party.
Staying true to their creative flair, the team prepared Shanghainese cuisine, a distinctive trait it has maintained since its opening. Without altering traditional flavours, the team cleverly used Western food ingredients and cooking techniques to showcase the flavours of Shanghai in a new light.
Every autumn, crab is always the most popular dish and is key inspiration for Executive Chinese Chef Frank Hu. In a twist on the classic dish Chef Hu used a traditional Chinese spring roll wrapping, pinched it into a small pocket, deep-fried it and filled it with sautéed fresh shrimp mixed with crab meat.
Another exquisite dish was the poached chicken roll with sliced cucumber, a popular staple among the Shanghainese. Skilfully applying Western cooking techniques, Chef Hu has succeeded in giving this dish a new lease of life.
The clever use of Western food ingredients is another major feature of the restaurant. One of the Chef’s recommended dishes, the Braised Beef Cheek with Black Truffle is a winning example. After steaming, stewing, and frying the ingredients, the flavours are further accentuated by a carefully prepared sauce, resulting in a dish that is presented perfectly, which has become a core component of Shanghainese cuisine.
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in the UAE, Indonesia, China, Oman, Jordan, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. www.jumeirah.com
About Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai:
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first hotel of Jumeirah Group in Asia Pacific is a masterpiece of modern luxury infused with Chinese soul and Feng Shui elements. Designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Center (owned by Zendai Group), a spacious new arts and cultural hub located in the heart of Pudong. KCA International, whose portfolio includes another landmark Jumeirah property, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, designed the impressive interiors of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. Featuring 401 contemporary Chinese styled guestrooms and suites, four eclectic restaurants and lounges, plus a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, the hotel also offers extensive meetings, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000sqm rooftop Infinity Garden.
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