Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is to offer a lifestyle and culinary extravaganza this spring and summer - ‘A Feast For The Senses’. This will be the first time ever that the group will organise a series of events on such a grand scale celebrating fine food and wine, the passion of cooking, business analysis and cutting edge fashion.Ê The luxury hotel group aims to make ‘A Feast For The Senses’ a prestigious annual festival. This year, the event will take place in Hong Kong from 16 - 21 May, followed by Taipei on 6 - 11 June and Singapore from 4 - 9 July.
During this three-week festival, six of Shangri-La’s chefs selected from renowned western and Chinese restaurants of the group’s hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei, and three guest chefs from the associated Nadaman Japanese restaurant in Tokyo, will offer daily signature menus, paired with selections of Moet & Chandon Champagne, in a variety of designated Shangri-La restaurants.
Served Monday through Thursday, each participating Shangri-La hotel will feature special luncheons, consisting of four courses including a Japanese appetiser, Chinese soup, French main course and Australian-fusion dessert, each prepared by a different chef. The luncheons will also present distinguished speakers from the festival’s partners, namely the Financial Times, Moet & Chandon and Dior.
The Champagne tasting in each destination will be a rare opportunity to learn and refine the subtle art of appreciating truly great Champagne, hosted by Vincent Chaperon, winemaker, and James Guillepain, international commercial relations director of Moet & Chandon, based in Epernay, France.
The cooking classes on offer will allow participants in each city to learn from some of today’s most inspired chefs from China, France, Japan, Italy and Australia. Each chef will share two of his favourite national dishes, imparting along the way his own cooking techniques and personal culinary style.
As a grand finale to Shangri-La’s tri-city celebration of excellence in Asia, each hotel will host a gala dinner featuring a five-course menu, reflecting each master chef’s own national cuisine; free flowing Moet & Chandon Champagne; a fashion show by Dior and a charity auction.
Commenting on this new festival, Jean Michel Offe, Shangri-La’s group director of food & beverage, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase Asian lifestyle and to reinforce our commitment to promoting the diverse and innovative cuisine in this region as well as Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality.”