Setting a new precedent, the inaugural Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy will host eight culinary masters from around the globe in five world cities, where they will conjure up concurrently works of gastronomic wonder in eight Shangri-La restaurants for five nights from 27 to 31 October. No hotel group has taken the guest chef phenomena to such illustrious heights, launching a festival across five cities and highlighting its range of restaurants and culinary excellence.
Gastronomy is truly an art form, and the acclaimed star chefs – whose restaurants collectively hold 15 Michelin stars – will prepare dinner menus that showcase each of their distinctive food philosophies.
The eight chefs headlining The Shangri-La Festival of Gastronomy 2015 are:
Enrico Bartolini, hailing from the two Michelin-starred Devero Restaurant, will travel from Italy to be at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s Angelini Restaurant & Bar.
Christophe Moret of Michelin star L’Abeille at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris will present his unique menu during the festival.
From Modena, Italy comes Massimo Bottura of three Michelin star Osteria Francescana, which was ranked second in this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. He will be at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s BLU Bar.
Mauro Colagreco of two Michelin star Mirazur, which ranked 11thamong the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year, will travel from the Cote D’Azur to be at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong’s Restaurant Petrus.
Ip Chi Cheung of the two Michelin-starred Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will serve a special menu during the International Festival of Gastronomy.
Giancarlo Perbellini of two Michelin star Casa Perbellini in Italy will be at Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai’s Calypso restaurant.
Samuel Lee Sum of the Michelin star Shang Palace in Shangri-La Hotel, Paris will serve a special menu for the festival.
Mok Kit Keung of two Michelin star Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong will also serve a special menu during the festival.
Reservations can be made directly with participating hotels by phone via each hotel’s restaurant page on http://www.shangri-la.com.
The official microsite for The Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy featuring detailed information on the guest chefs, their menus and the participating restaurants will launch 14 September at http://www.shangrilalovesfood.com.