Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Presents Two World Master Chefs For A One-Week Star-Studded “Shangri-La International Festival Of Gastronomy”
The acclaimed Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy returns for the second year with an illustrious line-up of celebrated chefs at 11 Shangri-La hotels, including Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Between 25 and 31 October 2016, Executive Chinese Mok Kit Keung will delight discerning diners with two set menus at Michelin two-starred Shang Palace, while Chef Stefano Baiocco from the Michelin two-starred Villa Feltrinelli in Italy will make a guest appearance at the award-winning Angelini from 25 to 29 October 2016.
Chef Mok and Chef Stefano, together with 10 other chefs – three of whom have restaurants listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – hold a total of 20 Michelin stars between them and will headline Shangri-La’s culinary event, which will be launched simultaneously at 11 of the group’s hotels in 10 cities: Hong Kong, Beijing, Jakarta, London, Manila, Paris, Taipei, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.
The gastronomy festival, co-sponsored by evian and BADOIT, will spotlight the chefs’ remarkable talents and techniques as they elevate the guests’ dining experiences through culinary artistry and excellence.
The two celebrated chefs at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong are:
Chef Mok Kit Keung fascinates regulars with his rendition of classic dishes, which he artiscally updates and innovates.
During the festival, Shang Palace guests can expect more of his surprising flavours from his two specially designed six-course menus that will excite both appetite and the imagination.
Excellent Cantonese cuisine has made Shang Palace the recipient of two Michelin stars for eight consecutive years.
Available during lunch and dinner from 25 to 31 October 2016, both menus are priced at HK$1,388 per person. In addition, wine-pairing options of three and four glasses are also on offer at HK$450 and HK$600 per person, respectively. Find menus on Appendix I.
Stefano Baiocco’s dedication to his craft hits all the right culinary notes with diners at the Michelin two-starred Villa Feltrinelli overlooking Lake Garda in Italy. Known for his fondness for incorporating fresh herbs and edible flowers in his creations, he once used 140 different plants in one dish.
At Angelini between 25 and 29 October 2016, Chef Stefano will present lunch and dinner menus which deliver Italian fare that is strong in colour and delicate in flavour. Find menus on Appendix II.
The three-course lunch menu is priced at only HK$418 per person, the four-course lunch menu at just HK$518 per person and the five-course lunch menu is at HK$618 per person. Guests can opt for a set of three half glasses of wines (75ml each) at an additional price of HK$400.
Meanwhile, the four-course dinner menu is priced at HK$1,080 per person, the five-course dinner menu at just HK$1,180 per person and the six-course dinner menu at HK$1,280 per person. Guests can also opt for three or five glasses of paired wines at an additional price of HK$650 and HK$850, respectively.
All prices above are subject to a 10 per cent service charge. For details or reservations, guests may call (852) 2733 8988 or visit https://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kowloonshangrila/dining/ to book online.
Ten other chefs participating at the Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy are:
- Frédéric Anton from the Michelin three-starred Le Pré Catelan makes his first Hong Kong appearance at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong’s Restaurant Petrus.
- Returning to the gastronomy festival for the second year is Enrico Bartolini, who will travel from the Michelin two-starred Devero Restaurant in Italy to be at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta’s Rosso Italian restaurant.
- Another world-renowned maestro making a return appearance is Mauro Colagreco, whose Michelin two-starred Mirazur restaurant moved up to sixth place on this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants He will be at AZUR – his recently opened restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing.
- Serving his award-winning specialties at Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai’s Summer Palace will be Ip Chi Cheung, head chef at the Michelin two-starred Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.
- Based at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ Shang Palace – the only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in France – is Samuel Lee
- Peruvian chef and restaurateur Virgilio Martinez, who is garnering attention for his Central restaurant in Lima, Peru – which ranked fourth on 2016’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants and named Latin America’s Best Restaurant – is headed to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
- Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ Christophe Moret draws a well-heeled crowd to Michelin two-starred L’Abeille and will be the guest chef at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s Piacere.
- Giancarlo Perbellini – world-class artisan and owner of Michelin two-starred Casa Perbellini in Italy – is returning to the global festival. He will be at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London’s TĪNG Restaurant.
- Debuting at Marco Polo restaurant at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei is Gaetano Trovato, chef-owner of the Michelin two-starred Arnolfo Restaurant in Tuscany.
- Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido – the restaurant which took the number 13 spot on this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants – will travel from Peru to be at Samba at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila.
Details about the chefs and prices may be viewed at www.shangrilalovesfood.com.