SMOKI MOTO at Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel

 
Shanghai’s newest hotel from Marriott International, the Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel, is proud to announce the opening of its stylish new Korean restaurant SMOKI MOTO.
 
Showcasing traditional Korean cuisine with a fresh, contemporary twist, this casual first-floor eatery is the perfect dining spot for fans of all things Korean, including the legendary Korean barbecue, and is slated to become the city’s new lifestyle destination.
 
“We are delighted to be opening such a stylish and unique restaurant here in Shanghai,” said Gary Fung, General Manager of the Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel. “We wanted to be able to offer our guests something different, something new, and something that would fit with our mission to be a new lifestyle destination in Shanghai. With its unique twist on traditional Korean BBQ, SMOKI MOTO is a dynamic and creative destination that we believe will be a big hit in Shanghai.”
 
Chic yet unpretentious, SMOKI MOTO presents a feast for the senses, bringing style to the dinner table and beyond. The guest experience begins with a sleek wooden exterior and dry-aged beef butchery, featuring hand-cut selections from only the finest Australian Wagyu, Black Angus and Yanbian Yellow Cattle – one of China’s most famous northeastern breeds.
 
SMOKI MOTO diners can sit back and relax amid modern decor inspired by the great tradition of Korean barbeque with an industrial flair. Interiors offer a tasteful blend of textured wood, leather and stone set off by dark earthy tones, deep browns and greys, as well as large wooden barbecue tables and contemporary wall hangings.
 
Shaking up the Korean barbecue scene, Chef Allen Cha and crew will be serving fresh and authentic flavors for lunch and dinner. A Business Lunch Menu will be on offer for mid-week diners, including: daily a la carte selections; Chef Cha’s signature ‘Kimchee Trolley’, with eight succulent homemade varieties created from Korean cabbage and spices; traditional Bibimbab, one of Korea’s most famous culinary exports; and award-winning Ginseng Chicken Soup. Prepared with fresh ginseng, glutinous rice and red dates, this traditional and healthy, oil-free summer dish can be enjoyed all-year round. Sushi and teppanyaki favorites are also available.
 
Guests can choose from an extensive New World wine selection, including their favorite picks from 10 Soju and Sake labels. Not to be missed are SMOKI MOTO’s signature cocktails which rely on traditional Korean favourites with a contemporary treatment: Soju Caipirinha, Lemon Soju and Glacier Sunrise.
 
For more information or reservations at SMOKI MOTO or any of the Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel eateries, call (86 21) 33258888 or visit www.renaissancecaohejing.com.

Morton


Morton’s Shanghai is becoming a popular choice for high-end wedding receptions, wedding dinners and even bridal ceremonies in Shanghai. Its breathtaking venue in the heart of New Shanghai, exceptional cuisine and service, and event personalisation ensure a truly unforgettable wedding day.
 
The spacious Morton’s restaurant decorated in modern style can cater up to 180 guests for wedding cocktails and banquets. The 400-seat restaurant offers multiple flexible spaces – from private rooms for intimate 10-person dinners to a banquet encompassing the entire restaurant. The Morton’s Bar is a relaxed place to socialise before and after the event.
 
Two unique areas at Morton’s Shanghai are ideal for open-air wedding ceremonies, cocktails and photography. The 40-seat Terrace on 4/F stretching along one side of the restaurant offers superb views of the Oriental Pearl Tower and Pudong business district.
 
A huge Rooftop Podium above the restaurant is also available, covering 600 sqm. The Rooftop Podium affords some of the finest views of Pudong’s futuristic architecture. Morton’s can arrange a romantic outdoor ceremony for 180 guests and even erect a wedding marquee on the rooftop upon request. This exclusive setting is also a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photos.
 
One of the highlights of a wedding at Morton’s Shanghai is, of course, Morton’s award-winning cuisine. Bridal couples can treat their guests to one of Shanghai’s finest Western gourmet experiences. Couples enjoy full choice from Morton’s signature menu and can work with the Morton’s team to design their wedding dinner packages. These can be served as set course meals, or ‘family style’ with carving stations and platters to share. Alternatively, couples can simply allow guests of smaller groups to make their own selections from the extensive Morton’s menu.
 
From menu to styling and entertainment, Morton’s Shanghai independently tailors every aspect of the wedding function to suit each couple’s needs and requests. There are no restrictions on the time of day or length of event. Arrangements are discussed and planned on a case-by-case basis to ensure that each couple enjoys the wedding of their dreams at Morton’s Shanghai.
 
Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse is renowned worldwide for remaining true to its founders' original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. As well as the best available aged grain-fed beef and salads, main course alternatives also include seafood and chicken dishes and classic American desserts.
 
Morton’s of Chicago, The Steakhouse in Shanghai is located at Shop 15-16, 4/F, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Enquiries or reservations can be made with the Sales & Marketing Manager (Mandy Ning) at (86 21) 6075 8888 or mandy_ning@ldry.com
 
Regular Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to 10:00 pm (last order); Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 11:00 pm (last order).

Swissotel Sydney: Vibrant Surroundings, Fabulous Atmosphere And Stylish Cuisine


Swissôtel Sydney is pleased to announce that the much anticipated second stage of renovations is complete with the recent unveiling of Crossroads Bar, Jpb Restaurant, Executive Lounge and level 9 boardrooms.
 
Crossroads Bar is a re-introduction to the classic hotel bar, a place where traditional ideas and impeccable service unite with modern designs. Vibrant blues, purples and oranges pop against the dark wooden floor boards and elegant beige couches. Intimate pods provide exclusive entertaining spaces and an atmosphere of sophistication is evoked with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Market Street allowing natural light to flood the area.
 
Crossroads Bar is the perfect location for a leisurely high tea, a quick bite to eat or to spend the evening sampling the bars signature ‘Swiss in the City’ cocktail, Swissôtel Sydney’s own take on the classic Cosmopolitan.
 
Jpb, the hotel’s signature restaurant, now offers fresh, simple and innovative modern cuisine. A contemporary yet intimate dining venue, Jpb Restaurant boasts a spacious show kitchen and wood-fire pizza oven where our chefs showcase their culinary skills. The restaurant has a spilt level dining area that is enhanced by soft lighting and warm earthy undertones which create a sophisticated dining ambience.
 
Live cooking stations, organic honey from the hotel’s own honey bees, fresh Danishes from Hiestand Swiss Bakery and a range of mouth-watering hot dishes are just some of the options on offer for breakfast.
 
A gastronomic adventure awaits each diner, with an eclectic range of cuisine available from the a la carte menu. Order from the “Ode to Oz” selection where you are able to choose your preferred cut of meat, sides and sauces which are cooked to your liking in the open style kitchen.
 
The hotel’s Swiss Executive Club lounge has been re-located to level 9 and revitalised with views of Sydney’s skyline, Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral available for patrons to enjoy. Complete with its own fireplace and library, with books provided by employees of Swissôtel Sydney and Swissôtel’s around the world, this exclusive and semi-private area has been designed to complement the bar and restaurant below.
 
Cedar, Karri, Birch and Elm meeting boardrooms complete the renovation to the hotel’s meeting spaces providing contemporary and stylish facilities to local and international business clients. Complete with state of the art technology, including 55” or 65” plasma screens, each room has been finished with plush carpets and a large fixed dark word boardroom table.
 
For bookings or more information regarding Swissôtel Sydney, please call 02 2938 8888 or email sydney@swissotel.com??

A New Level of Private Dinning at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, Hong Kong



Grand Hyatt Steakhouse at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is opening of  a new level of private dining today.


 


Featuring two elegant private rooms, the decoration of the upper level is a continuation of Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, furnished with dark wood furniture and leather sofas and armchairs for an intimate ambience.  One of the private rooms seats 12 and enjoys a view of the hotel lobby, while a second room can accommodate larger parties for up to 36 for dinner plus an additional bar for pre-or-post dinner cocktails.


 


Each room has the option to feature a salad bar showcasing a bounty of seasonal produce, home-smoked salmon, liver pate and premium Iberico ham.  Guests who book these private rooms can order from a choice of set menus, as well as enjoy the fine wine selection chosen by Nicolas Deneux, the hotel’s Sommelier.


 


Grand Hyatt Steakhouse is accessible from the hotel driveway, as well as from the Mezzanine level opposite Kaetsu Japanese restaurant.  Grand Hyatt Steakhouse is open from 6pm to 10:30pm daily. 


 


For information or reservations, please phone: 2584 7722 or go online at hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com


 

Grand Hyatt Steakhouse is located on the Mezzanine floor of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong.

Two-Michelin Star at Ming Court Hong Kong

 
This September, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong unveils its new, effortlessly stylish dining rooms at its two-Michelin star jewel, Ming Court.
 
Gracefully chic and adorned in champagne, mother-of-pearl and moonlit tones matched with deep, dark chocolate, the elegant dining rooms extend the hotel’s artistic essence and offer an inviting space for dining, combining modern luxury with contemporary Chinese art.
 
Alongside its design evolution, Ming Court's mastermind, Executive Chef – Tsang Chiu King, reveals his new menu to complement the fresh aesthetic of his restaurant. In keeping with his vision of innovative Cantonese, his menu introduces both tradition and influences into his dishes, perfectly incorporating them into Ming Court’s reputable Cantonese menu to delight regular clients and welcome new diners.
 
Highlights of Chef Tsang’s new culinary creations include the luxurious Gold On Gold with Gold Caviar, Golden Sea Urchin, Lobster and Silky Egg White, presenting an unexpected, elegant blend of European caviar and multiple flavours from the sea. The bold, Boxed Australian Wagyu Beef with Black Truffle harmoniously combines black truffle with Wagyu, marrying Chef Tsang’s mastery of ingredients with his technique for creativity and delicateness.
 
Reappearing on the menu is all-time sensational favourite in Chef Tsang’s repertoire, Chilled Silk Bean Curd, Black Truffle and Gold Leaf. This culinary showstopper reflects the essence of modern Cantonese with Chef Tsang’s artistic touch in plating, designed to inspire each and every sense.
 
“We are delighted with the new dining rooms at Ming Court including one private room housing a single round of 16, and private rooms for up to 48.  With these intimate dining spaces, we add another focus of exclusivity and stimulating hospitality to modern luxury.” says Shaun Campbell, General Manager of Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong.
 
Speaking about the evolution of Ming Court and its menu, Chef Tsang says, “Over the past 8 years, we have created dishes with our heart and soul to bring guests a true, Cantonese dining experience. In the years to come, we will continue to engage our guests in many more unforgettable culinary journeys.”
 
Known for their original take on unique dining, Wine Guy Zach Yu and the team of passionate wine talents take the wine helm to enhance the culinary experience with over 450 wines from around the world, at Ming Cellar.
 
To dine in Ming Court’s new rooms and enjoy an unparalleled food and wine experience, call (852) 3552 3300 or email lphkg.mingcourt@langhamhotels.com for bookings.

Weekend Brunch@

Éclat Lounge presents our newly created “Weekend Brunch” which will be the perfect Sunday lunch solution for you and your family. A Brunch Buffet which offers drinks, salads, hot Chinese and European dishes and your selection from 6 Hot Main Course. From Traditional English breakfast, Benedict Delights to Taiwan Beef Noodle, just dig in!

Price?Adult NT$788 / Child NT$340 per person, plus 10% service charge
Time?Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30-14.00
Reservation?(02)2754-8011

  • Weekend Brunch@ Éclat Lounge

    Price?Adult NT$788 / Child NT$340 per person, plus 10% service charge Time?Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30-14.00 Reservation?(02)2754-8011

New & Refreshed Friday Unwind at Zest Bar & Terrace Bangkok


FRIDAY UNWIND at Zest Bar & Terrace is now a weekly event. You can now join us for a refreshed and even more indulgent FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm.

 

Join us for a refreshed and even more indulgent FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm with free flow signature wines for Baht 990 net. You will also enjoy delectable a complimentary set of “Global Skewers” created by Executive Chef Joachim Kreisel such as French Camembert and walnut brioche crumb kebabs, delicious New York deli Ruben sandwich, tasty Australian dagwood-hot dog with smoked barbecue sauce, crispy Swedish fried fish ball brochettes with dill mustard hollandaise, and more.

 

Relax and recharge with live music from 6 pm onwards every Friday at Zest Bar and Terrace, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit.

 

Begin your weekend with style, relax at FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm. For more information, please call 02 207 8000 or email fb.bangkok@westin.com Visit us on www.westingrandesukhumvit.com  

Cupcakes for a Week-long Indulgence at Pastry Gems


Pastry Gems at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is delighted to unveil a tantalizing array of cupcakes for guests to share the joy of sweet indulgence with their families and friends commencing September 15.
 
“Our idea is to create a dazzling array of cupcakes for guest’s enjoyment seven days a week! These are home-made cupcakes with the use of premium and seasonal ingredients from around the world, such as Italian Lemon,” says Richard Long, hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef. “When guests taste our cupcakes, they will be able to feel our passion and dedication, our aim is to create lasting memories for our guests through our creation.”
 
Guests can look forward to enjoy a selection of mouth-watering cupcakes with special garnishes, including Raspberry Cupcake (HK$58); Chocolate Cupcake (HK$68); Green Tea Cupcake (HK$58); Bourbon Vanilla Cupcake (HK$58); Candied Chestnut Cupcake (HK$68); Espresso Cupcake (HK$58); and Lemon Cupcake (HK$58). All handcrafted by the hotel’s talented team of pastry chefs.
 
Conveniently located at the arrival lobby, Pastry Gems offers pastries and savory items for guests to dine in or take out and features a wide selection of coffee, tea, juice and much more.

Tempting cupcakes will be served from September 15, 2012 onwards between 8:00am and 8:00pm.
 
For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/hongkong.

All About Mushrooms at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong


Thanks to the wide variety, uniqueness in appearance, texture and aroma of every kind, mushrooms are common ingredients in different cuisines. This September and October, ALL ABOUT MUSHROOMS AT THE CHINESE RESTAURANT
 
(Hong Kong, September 2012) Thanks to the wide variety, uniqueness in appearance, texture and aroma of every kind, mushrooms are common ingredients in different cuisines. This September and October, The Chinese Restaurant’s Head Chef Kwai-kai Lo is delighted to showcase his delicious and healthy culinary creations with the seasonal mushrooms available.
 
To start, Chef Lo prepares the nourishing Double-boiled Conch Soup with Almond Mushroom, which takes four hours of double-boiling to produce. It is also a healthy choice – the myth of almond mushroom is to enhance the immune system to fight against diseases.
 
Apart from the soup, diners may pick their favourite from the series of mushroom delicacies available. One of the highlights is the nicely presented Fried Shrimp Mousse Rolls with Assorted Mushrooms. Pan-fried to perfection, the shrimp rolls are delightfully crispy outside, and exude a unique aroma of morels and porcini. On the other hand, Chef Lo uses egg white to match with the yellow mushroom, as a highlight of the Pan-fried Sea Shrimps with Yellow Mushrooms and Egg White to delight diners’ taste buds.
 
Moreover, why not have a taste of the Stir-fried Scallops with Black Truffle and Assorted Mushrooms? The sweetness of the Hokkaido scallops and the aroma of black truffle complement each other perfectly. If you are fish lovers, simply order the Steamed Live Sole with Cordycep Flowers and Shredded Pork for the freshness of the sole matched with the unique flavour of Cordycep flowers.
 
Last but not least, don’t miss out on the other mushroom specialties including Stir-fried Pork Fillet with Assorted Mushrooms and X.O. Chilli Sauce, Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Assorted Mushrooms, Braised Garoupa with Bamboo Pith in Clay Pot as well as Pan-fried Pork Dumplings with Mushrooms. 
   
The Chinese Restaurant combines a modern art deco design masterfully blended with the essence of a traditional 1920s tea house, serving authentic Cantonese dishes. There are two private rooms for 8 and 12 persons respectively.
 
Parking Offers
Guests will be entitled to a two-hour complimentary parking for patronage of lunch and three-hour for dinner respectively at The Chinese Restaurant.
Opening Hours
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner:
6:30pm to 10:30pm daily
Address: Level 3, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 3721 7788.
 
To start, Chef Lo prepares the nourishing Double-boiled Conch Soup with Almond Mushroom, which takes four hours of double-boiling to produce. It is also a healthy choice – the myth of almond mushroom is to enhance the immune system to fight against diseases.
 
Apart from the soup, diners may pick their favourite from the series of mushroom delicacies available. One of the highlights is the nicely presented Fried Shrimp Mousse Rolls with Assorted Mushrooms. Pan-fried to perfection, the shrimp rolls are delightfully crispy outside, and exude a unique aroma of morels and porcini. On the other hand, Chef Lo uses egg white to match with the yellow mushroom, as a highlight of the Pan-fried Sea Shrimps with Yellow Mushrooms and Egg White to delight diners’ taste buds.
 
Moreover, why not have a taste of the Stir-fried Scallops with Black Truffle and Assorted Mushrooms? The sweetness of the Hokkaido scallops and the aroma of black truffle complement each other perfectly. If you are fish lovers, simply order the Steamed Live Sole with Cordycep Flowers and Shredded Pork for the freshness of the sole matched with the unique flavour of Cordycep flowers.
 
Last but not least, don’t miss out on the other mushroom specialties including Stir-fried Pork Fillet with Assorted Mushrooms and X.O. Chilli Sauce, Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Assorted Mushrooms, Braised Garoupa with Bamboo Pith in Clay Pot as well as Pan-fried Pork Dumplings with Mushrooms. 
   
The Chinese Restaurant combines a modern art deco design masterfully blended with the essence of a traditional 1920s tea house, serving authentic Cantonese dishes. There are two private rooms for 8 and 12 persons respectively.
 
Parking Offers
Guests will be entitled to a two-hour complimentary parking for patronage of lunch and three-hour for dinner respectively at The Chinese Restaurant.
Opening Hours
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner:
6:30pm to 10:30pm daily
Address: Level 3, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 3721 7788.

Shang Palace Turns over a New Leaf


 

Following the recent refurbishment programme, the Michelin two-star Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong is turning over a new leaf and giving its cuisine a new dimension from 5 September 2012.  New facilities have been added to the expanded restaurant, including a brand new, dedicated wine cellar inside the restaurant as well as a 20-seat grand private dining room in addition to three other private dining rooms.  The rejuvenated décor, setting and chinaware offer guests the essence of a luxurious but relaxing and comfortable dining experience.

 


“Shang Palace has been part of the hotel since day one.  The restaurant is fortunate to have a loyal following who have kept returning for the past three decades and, therefore, we were sensitive to their needs in the upgrading plans.  The key word is ‘evolution’ as opposed to ‘revolution.’  We are not trying to change Shang Palace’s tradition but rather developing its classic, signature elements,” said Timothy Wright, general manager of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.


 


Interior designers from LRF Designers Limited were the creative minds behind the whole refurbishment project, managing to bring the owners’ visions into reality.  “We retain the same colour schemes as the former Shang Palace.  Hues such as red, gold, white and beige are still being widely used throughout the restaurant,” said Charles Robertson, managing director of the design firm.




“We expect the new 42-square-metre grand private dining room to become a popular private party and entertainment venue, day and night, not only for the regular guests but also for guests from the business sector as well,” said Mr Wright.  With over 550 French, Italian and New World wines and a dedicated sommelier, the wine cellar caters to a wide spectrum of palates.


 

Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung, under whose direction the restaurant earned two Michelin stars in the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide, Shang Palace showcases contemporary interpretations of the Cantonese classics.  The new à la carte menu includes over 50 new dishes and six new private dining menus prepared by a team of accomplished Chinese chefs under the guidance of Chef Mok.  A wide-ranging list of speciality teas has been carefully selected to complement the dining experience.

 


“All the improvements, added spaces and facilities are designed to keep Shang Palace at the forefront of the dining scene in the city.  We’re all very excited about the reopening and I’m sure this extensive renovation will help Shang Palace keep a dedicated clientele while attracting a new fan base.  We look forward to rendering the legendary Shang Palace excellence to our valued guests in the restaurant’s renewed elegance,” said Mr Wright.


 


The renovated Shang Palace can seat 146 guests and offers a range of dim sum, set lunch and à la carte menus for lunch from noon until 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and public holidays.  Offering a range of set dinner and à la carte menus to tempt the discerning palate, the restaurant opens daily for dinner from 6:30 to 11 p.m.


 

For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.