Shang Palace to Open at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in September

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, ParisOn September 8, Shang Palace will open at the dazzling Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Cantonese Chef Frank Xu will oversee a team of Hong Kong chefs in the first restaurant in Paris devoted to fine Cantonese dining. In fact, this is Shangri-La’s first gourmet Chinese restaurant in all of Europe. Easily one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year in Paris, Shang Palace is already causing a stir among the city’s exacting food critics, who were quickly smitten with L’Abeille (the hotel’s French gastronomic restaurant).

Showcasing seasonal produce, the 60-dish menu will include herb-based soups, made-to-order dim sum, and stir-fried Cantonese specialties. Highlights include Lo Hei Salmon, served sashimi style with shredded fruit, vegetables and minced jellyfish with sesame dressing; Braised Whole Abalone with Wild Mushrooms and Goose Foie Gras; and Poulet du Mendiant, or Beggar’s Chicken, roasted in a lotus leaf and clay crust (must be ordered 24 hours in advance). Not-to-be-missed: The two-course Whole Peking Duck, served first in crispy slices of skin with pancakes, and followed by wok-fried meat with lettuce. An extensive tea menu will complement these gastronomic dishes.

Comprised of three private dining rooms named for the Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties, Shang Palace has naturally found a home in what was once Prince Roland Bonaparte’s mansion, now morphed into the swank Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. Open Thursday to Monday for lunch and dinner. For reservations or more information, call (33 1) 5367 1998 or e-mail [email protected].

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

Suggested Articles:

Fourteen Rosewood properties are introducing new programming to build resilience by addressing the physical, emotional and mindful aspects of guests.

Napoli is both beautiful and a city of chaos: It has one of the most intact ancient Roman street plans and is also one of the most densely populated.

Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison revealed Australia’s top forecasted global travel trends for 2021. Read more here.