I must say that I do not tend to go to Michelin starred restaurants - well at least not in Paris and it is usually better if my husband who is a chef, doesn't actually tell me it is a Michelin starred place so as not to see my eyes bulge out when I consider the price. Whoa! But without actually knowing it was a starred establishment, I had wanted to venture over to the Shangri La hotel which I had heard so much about to see this wonder for myself.
The hotel can boast being the only hotel to have two Michelin starred restaurants - A French one, l'Abeille run by chef Philippe Labbé and a Chinese one, Shang Palace run by chef Frank Xu. We settled on Shang Palace curious to find out what one can expect from a gastronomic Chinese restaurant.
Shang Palace offers Cantonese style dining. They asked us from the beginning of our meal if we preferred French style or Cantonese style, meaning either each person to their own plate or sharing, family style. Of course we went with Cantonese.
|Buddha jumping over the wall . . .|
The waitress recommended an Oolong tea to accompany our dishes - This of course was after our coupe de champagne.
«Lo Hei» salmon, shredded fruits, vegetables, sliced jellyfish and sesame dressing. Before . . .
|. . . After|
Steamed sea scallops with vermicelli and minced garlic sauce
Work-fried sliced beef with black pepper sauce
Wok-Fried snow beans with with fungus, fried taro and sweet potato
Wok-Fried minced pigeon meat with diced vegetables in lettuce leaves
|Wok-Fried minced pigeon meat with diced vegetables in lettuce leaves|
Fried rice Chef style
The entire experience was excellent. The food was amazing and the portions were incredibly generous and maybe even a bit too much. The service was impeccable - only error being that I received the menu that was meant for my husband (the one with prices - unless of course she knew it was I who wears the pants - wink wink).
|Waitress carving up the Peking Duck|
|Will have to try the Peking Duck next time|
If you have to ask the price - I'm sorry to say, you can't afford it. No seriously there are two dinner menus offered, one at 98 euros per person and one at 128 euros per person. I don't think we will be doing this often but it was definitely worth trying. It was quite a lot of food and we did not manage to finish it all. A++
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