Starting March 14th, Hainan Week at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow will bring the warmth and bliss of the tropical island in the South China Sea to the city of Moscow in its spring spirit. The experience is based on two main inspirations for human well-being: food and spa. For this purpose, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya is sending some of its best professionals to Moscow: Chef Tom Qin and Spa Therapist Ade Zhou.
Menu from Tom Qin at Gingko Restaurant, March 14-21
Chinese cuisine has a long history and is one of the Chinese cultural treasures. It is characterized by the fine selection of ingredients, precise processing, particular care to the amount of fire, and substantial nourishment. The diversity of geography, climate, costumes and products has led to the evolution of what are called the ‘Four Flavors’ and ‘Eight Cuisines’ of China. Cantonese is the best-known style of Chinese food worldwide. Its fresh, natural flavors are designed to tantalize one’s taste buds. Featuring a variety of delectable Cantonese cuisine of the finest standards, Chef Tom Qin from Pearl Chinese Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya uncovers his best-kept culinary secrets during the Hainan Week in Moscow.
A graduate of Chinese Cooking Skills School, with over 13 years’ experience, Chef Tom invites guests to delight in the best of Cantonese cuisine. Known for the wide use of various sauces, mushrooms, seafood and vegetables, he will recreate Pearl’s signature dishes: shrimp with mustard sauce, hand-made dim sum, seafood soup, Hainan chicken, pork rib as well as fried hot chili. Chef Tom Qin will be offering his menu at Gingko restaurant March 14 through March 21.
Spa Treatments from Ade Zhou at ESPA in Moscow, March 14-19
Traditional Chinese massage grew as a healing art over 2000 years ago. With its holistic approach, Chinese massage focuses on the entire being, rather than on specific muscles. Special attention is paid to the flow of energy throughout the body. Tui Na is a traditional, therapeutic Chinese massage method that focuses on the flow of qi, or energy, through the body. It uses acupressure, manipulation and massage techniques to relieve joint injuries, treat internal symptoms, revitalize energy and realign the muscles and ligaments.
Ade Zhou, Chinese therapist from ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, graduated from Henan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he studied both traditional Chinese massage and acupuncture and has over 10 years of experience. To the guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Ade Zhou will offer The Traditional Chinese Massage – a truly healing and relaxing experience that combines the traditional Chinese methods of acupressure massage with specific stretches and deep breathing techniques. This treatment is performed without oil, over loose-fitting clothing to increase circulation and ease areas of muscular tension, balance energy flow and restore harmony to mind and body. The treatment will be offered at the price of 6,500 Rubles (1h) and 9,000 Rubles (1.5 h). During his week in Moscow, Ade Zhou is going to train the local therapists to include “The Traditional Chinese Massage” into the list of permanent treatments at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow.