Hong Kong, 16 October 2018: The international gourmet world feasted their eyes on Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai whose restaurant Shang-High retained its Michelin star status for three years running.
After the announcement of the MICHELIN guide Shanghai 2019, a gala dinner was held at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel. The two-day celebration featured immersive culinary experiences with the some of the best chefs in the world showcasing their gastronomic delights. Four specially-chosen teams of Shanghainese chefs, featuring executive Chef Frank Hu from Shang-High, cooked scrumptious, locally-inspired dishes for guests. Renowned chefs from around the world also contributed including celebrated Chef Alvin Leung from Hong Kong, whose restaurant has been awarded three Michelin stars for three years running.
This was not the first time that Shang-High served guests of a Michelin gala event. Chef Hu was one of the five chosen chefs for the ceremony in 2017. As host this year, Shang-High presented the first main course of the night, offering a perfect blend of Chinese and Western culinary tastes while honouring local flavours.
The star dish served to the 400 guests by Chef Hu was Murray cod served with a crab dressing and parma ham - the Murray cod is an exquisite ingredient, almost impossible to be found on the market. In order to capture the Murray cod’s freshness and to highlight the authentic flavours of the dish, Chef Hu steamed the fish – a longstanding technique of traditional Chinese cooking.
He then incorporated the crab, currently in its high season in Shanghai, by skillfully sautéeing and sweating the meat, and filtering any impurities to transform the delicate flesh into a savoury consommé. Reigning in the natural orange tones, the dish was elevated by the dash of aroma and flavour brought by the much-beloved crab meat, highly popular among the Chinese. After some skillful slicing, the fish, tightly wrapped in a cocoon of fresh vegetables, was placed in a steaming cabinet at a specific temperature level to ensure its original texture and moisture was retained. With these simple, yet highly-detailed steps in his cooking, Chef Hu demonstrated his years of experience and passion for ingredients.
Innovation alongside inheritance has always served as the foundation of Shang-High’s ethos, under the guidance and workmanship of Chef Hu. It is exactly this perseverance in producing a carefully-curated menu selection - each dish is special in its own way - which makes Shang-High a leading authority in Chinese food, and thus earns the praise and honour from the MICHELIN guide for three consecutive years.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates and manages a world-class portfolio of 15 properties in the Middle East including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, 5 properties in Europe and 2 in Asia with 18 properties currently under construction around the globe; Indonesia, China, Oman, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. www.jumeirah.com
About Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai:
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first hotel of Jumeirah Group in the Asia Pacific is a masterpiece of modern luxury infused with Chinese soul and Feng Shui elements. Designed by world-renowned architect ArataIsozaki, the hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Center (owned by Zendai Group), a spacious new art 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 403 contemporary Chinese styled guestrooms and suites, three eclectic restaurants and lounges, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor swimming pool, the hotel also offers extensive meetings, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000 sqm rooftop Infinity Garden.
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Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai
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