The Peninsula Shanghai has been awarded a total of three Michelin stars in the second edition of The Michelin Guide Shanghai that celebrated its inauguration in 2016. The result marks the second year that Yi Long Court enjoys a prestigious two-Michelin-star rating, while Sir Elly’s upholds its one Michelin star.
The Peninsula Shanghai has also retained its title as the only hotel in Mainland China with two Michelin-starred restaurants simultaneously. The 28th edition of the Michelin restaurant guide and the very first in Mainland China, the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017 reinforces and develops the foundations laid by the French publication since its arrival in China.
The awarding of Michelin stars to Sir Elly’s – which serves modern European fare crafted by Chef de Cuisine Hans Zahner and Executive Pastry Chef Lucien Gautier – and Yi Long Court – which is helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chinese Chef Tang Chi Keung and specialises in refined Cantonese dining – represented an important milestone for The Peninsula Shanghai. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Terrence Crandall, The Peninsula Shanghai has established itself as a critically acclaimed Bund-side dining destination that pushes the boundaries in luxury service and gastronomic innovation.
Diners at Yi Long Court can enjoy Cantonese dishes, regional Chinese and dim sum favourites, plus creations inspired by the culinary travels of Michelin-starred Executive Chinese Chef Tang Chi Keung. Hong Kong-born Chef Tang, who opened Yi Long Court in October 2009, returned to The Peninsula Shanghai in April 2016. He previously spent five years creating Cantonese-inspired menus at Hei Fung Terrace at The Peninsula Tokyo, which earned a Michelin star during his tenure.
At Sir Elly’s, French-born Zahner and Gautier combine their skills to create European menus for Shanghai diners to savour. Inspired by classically trained techniques, both chefs share an abiding passion for pairing French culinary inspiration with fresh Asian and European ingredients.
The latest rotational menu at Sir Elly’s offers a gastronomic journey featuring ocean-fresh fish and seafood, Australian lamb shoulder and decadent desserts. The l’aventurier captures the beauty and nuances of Western fine dining, highlight dishes such as royal oyster with schrencki caviar, black cod confit with carrot escabeche and fresh mango, and pop corn with corn lemon ice-cream, white chocolate and caramel sauce.