The ever-changing, ever-evolving Shanghai dining scene will soon be welcoming Café Gray Deluxe of The Middle House into its ranks. This will be the fourth hotel under Swire Hotels’ acclaimed ‘The House Collective’, this newest addition brings with it the sophistication and quality that Café Gray Deluxe Hong Kong is known for, making it a perfect addition to Shanghai’s international metropolis.
As part of the HKRI Taikoo Hui office and shopping complex in the city’s historic Dazhongli neighbourhood, The Middle House Shanghai is located right in the heart of the city. Café Gray Deluxe features an impressive outdoor dining area, one of the largest in the city, complimented by an indoor dining area, an open kitchen, 2 private rooms for small gatherings, and a comprehensive wine cellar. Catering to your every need every moment of the day from dawn to dusk. Be it a quick or a leisurely breakfast, a workday lunch, a post-shopping reprieve, a night out with that special someone or an important business dinner, Café Gray Deluxe has got you covered.
Located on level 3 of The Middle House, Café Gray Deluxe embodies a lot more than your everyday hotel restaurant. This intricately designed – spacious yet welcoming space has an intimate atmosphere with high ceilings and art works. The sleek indoor area which overlooks a lush green outdoor terrace decorated with stylish contemporary furniture and views of Nanjing West Road is best for relaxation with your friends, taking a coffee break with business partners or just enjoying the view.
Helmed by the New York-based Chef Gray Kunz who successfully headed the renowned Café Gray Deluxe Hong Kong, the menu at Café Gray Deluxe Shanghai will feature his unique style of modernised classic cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Customer favourites include the seared foie gras & du Puy lentil salad, braised beef short ribs and crusted Maine lobster. And for those with a sweet tooth, the Dark Chocolate and Key Lime Tart, Stewed Berries, and Blood Orange Soufflé will prove irresistible. Don’t miss the live-cooking shows where you can watch the passionate theatrics in the open kitchen as they prepare your meal.
Chef de cuisine Peter Lin in tandem with his talented and dedicated team will be running the daily operations of the kitchen, ensuring exquisite cuisines and authentic flavours. With 17 years of hospitality experience in his repertoire, Peter has worked for many acclaimed hotels and restaurants in Germany, the US and China, including Michelin-Starred dining destinations Sens & Bund and Sir Elly’s at the Peninsula Shanghai. Over the course of his career, Peter has been dazzling guests with his distinctive style of traditional European fare with a contemporary twist. The multiple-time winner of the Bocuse d’Or Award and other prestigious culinary honours aspires to become the first Chinese Chef heading an excellent western kitchen in a five-star hotel. He will offer his inventive take on Chef Gray’s unique recipes with local inspirations and premium quality produce, curating delicious and eye-catching dishes with Asian and western influences.
Working alongside Chef Peter is top bartender Gary Hu and sommelier Feifei Liu. Gary has a career that spans many renowned hotel bars and clubs including Langham Hospitality Group and W Hotels. Gary’s artisanal cocktails deliver a creative and playful drinking experience that perfectly complements the all-day menu of the Bar and Lounge.
A budding star trained by the best in France, Feifei Liu has been rising quickly through the ranks of the hospitality business since she began her career in 2014, and she has received various industry awards and honours. With her wealth of expertise and passion in wine, clients at Café Gray Deluxe Shanghai can expect to explore an impressive collection of wine with perfect food pairings to suit every mood.