Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong offers guests the best of London’s culinary creations presented by Chef Emil Minev and Chef Nicholas Patterson, executive chef and executive pastry chef, respectively, at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London from 9 to 16 March 2015.
TĪNG’s Signature Dishes at Lobster Bar and Grill
Executive Chef Emil Minev proudly returns to Lobster Bar and Grill for the second time for an eight-day gastronomic sojourn. Guests will have the opportunity to experience first-hand Chef Emil’s signature creations featured at TĪNG restaurant. His culinary masterpiece highlights the best of British locally sourced ingredients with subtle Asian influences in dishes such as Dorset Crab with Cucumber, Mango, Tomato and Passion Fruit; Rhug Estate Organic Lamb Loin glazed with Sake, Soya Sauce and served with Erengi Mushroom, Apple and Shiso; Dived Scallops cooked a la plancha with Heritage Carrot, Ginger, Mandarin and Yuzu.
The “Best of London” menu will include 11 à la carte items, from appetisers, mains to desserts. A dinner set menu will also be available at HK$888 plus 10 per cent service charge per person. For reservations, please visit https://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining/restaurants/lobster-bar-grill/book-a-table/, call (852) 2820 8560 or e-mail [email protected].
Chef Emil Minev’s À la Carte Menu at Lobster Bar and GrillStartersRisottoHighland Langoustine, chorizo, smoked paprika, parmesanHK$410
Hand-Dived ScallopsHeritage carrots, ginger, mandarin, yuzuHK$320
Dorset CrabCucumber, mango, tomato, passion fruitHK$300
Butternut Squash“Old Ford” English cheese, walnut, rocketHK$260
MainsRhug Estate Organic Lamb LoinSake, soya sauce, Erengi mushroom, apple, shisoHK$440
Monk FishRazor clams, cauliflower, misoHK$460
John DorySweet potato, burnt butter, wild mushroom, limeHK$460
CauliflowerBaby gem lettuce, carrot, broccoli, potato crispHK$280
DessertsPineapplePassion fruit, coconut financier, yogurt, pineapple sorbetHK$125
Earl GreyTea cream, vanilla pear, yuzu, shortbread, citrus sorbetHK$125
Rosewater ParfaitPapaya, champagne, raspberries, milk crumbHK$125
All prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge
Chef Emil Minev’s Set Menu at Lobster Bar and Grill
Dorset CrabCucumber, mango, tomato, passion fruit
Hand-Dived ScallopsHeritage carrots, ginger, mandarin, yuzu
Rhug Estate Organic Lamb LoinSake, soya sauce, Erengi mushroom, apple, shisoorJohn DorySweet potato, burnt butter, wild mushroom, lime
PineapplePassion fruit, coconut financier, yogurt, pineapple sorbet
HK$888 plus 10 per cent service charge per person
Award-winning Afternoon Tea Set at Lobby Lounge and Island Gourmet
There is no more quintessential Englishness than the ceremony and serving of an afternoon tea and there is no better chef to craft this all-time British classic than award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Nicholas. Recognised by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine as one of the best afternoon tea experience in London, Chef Nicholas’ luscious three-tier tea set features a collection of dainty sandwiches, delicate sweet pastries and warm crumbly plain and Earl Grey scones with a lashing of Cornish clotted cream and homemade fruit preserves.
The menu highlights include the traditional London Smoked Salmon, Yuzu Crème Fraiche on Wholemeal Bread; the refreshing Cornish Crab, Smoked Paprika, Chives in Brioche Roll and the sweet and indulging Dulce, made out of hazelnut dacquoise, praline crunch and blond chocolate cream.
The “Best of London” Afternoon Tea Set is priced at HK$318 plus 10 per cent service charge for one person and HK$538 plus 10 per cent service charge for two persons. It will be available at Lobby Lounge and Island Gourmet from 9 to 31 March 2015 and at Lobster Bar and Grill on weekends and public holidays. For reservations, please call (852) 2877 3838 (Lobby Lounge), (852) 2820 8550 (Island Gourmet) or (852) 2820 8560 (Lobster Bar and Grill).
LÁNG’s Signature Cakes at Island Gourmet
Aside from the afternoon treats, Executive Pastry Chef Nicholas will also bring with him four of LÁNG’s signature cakes. Island Gourmet will feature a collection of modern and decadent cakes, including Temptation, a rich chocolate sponge, red-fruit-tea-infused Ghanaian chocolate ganache on raspberry compote topped with a soft chocolate cream; Rou Nen, a white-chocolate coconut mousse, mango and citrus madeleine with sesame seed croustillant; Yuzu, made of layers of baked and whipped cheesecake, yuzu sponge, salted biscuit and orange compote; and Dulce, hazelnut dacquoise, feuillantine crunch, dulcey chocolate whipped ganache, pear compote and milk chocolate wafers.
The signature cakes are available at Island Gourmet for HK$340 (1.5 pounds) each. For enquiries, please contact Island Gourmet at (852) 2820 8550 or send an email to [email protected].
About Executive Chef Emil Minev
A native of Bulgaria, Chef Emil has 25 years of expertise in fine dining. He moved to London in 2002 to study at Cordon Bleu, one of the most prestigious culinary colleges in the world. His academic pursuit has sent him to the world-renowned Alain Ducasse Formation Centre in Paris and the Michelin three-starred el Bulli in Barcelona. Prior to this role, he spent the last three years at some of Shangri-La’s best hotels in Tokyo and in the Maldives. He currently oversees Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London’s three dining venues – TĪNG, LÁNG and GŎNG – and leads a brigade of 60 chefs.
About Executive Pastry Chef Nicholas Patterson
Chef Nicholas’ career spans over 20 years at some of the most prestigious hotel pastry kitchens and patisseries in London and Paris. His vast experience includes overseeing the design and development of 14 patisseries of French bakery specialists Maison Blanc and spending two years between Paris and Tokyo as chef de poste with Pierre Hermé. Previously, Chef Nicholas was the head pastry chef at Claridge’s Hotel London, where he created some of London’s most eye-caching edible gift items and secured the Tea Guild’s ‘Best London Afternoon Tea’ in 2006 and 2011. He now oversees a team of experienced pastry chefs and cake specialists at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.