Shang Palace – Shangri-La, Paris

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© Shang Palace, Courtesy of Shangri-La Paris

 

And then there was the fine dining Cantonese experience at Shang Palace.  This gem also holds a Michelin Star.

The night before heading off to Anacapri, we took in the delicious cuisine of Chef Lee.  I must confess I’m not too familiar with Cantonese cuisine, but I also must confess starting at the apex is twofold – – consuming the best and then wondering where to find that which is comparable.  After being seated and greeted by our server, we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. William Lusteau, the manager of Shang Palace, who along with our server expressed the Chef’s desire to treat us with a few extra items – – my kind of experience.

We had several exquisite menus to choose from we decided on Menu Jade, which featured items ranging from an assortment of barbecued meats, braised eggplant with diced chicken and salty fish, to a delicious chilled mango cream dessert that was absolutely divine.  We also received a very special treat near the end of our meal – – Kweichow Moutai.  If you have no idea as to what this is do a little research – – It was spectacular!!!!

The experience was terrific, I’m looking forward to returning and hoping to find more Cantonese cuisine on this palate pleasing journey.

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Red rice rolls
Red rice rolls

 

Cantonese Duck
Cantonese Duck

 

Shang Palace
Shang Palace

 

Wine
2013 François Feuillet Morey Saint Denis

 

Soup
Soupe de fruits de mer, hot and sour, façon cantonaise Hot and sour seafood soup, Cantonese style

 

Wine
2014 Agathe Bursin Riesling Zinnkoepflé – Grand Cru

 

Prawns
Crevettes panés à l’ail et piment Deep-fried prawns with crispy garlic and chilli

 

Wine
Domaine La Roquète Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Daniel and Frédéric Brunier

 

wine
2010 Confidences de Prieuré – Lichine – Margaux

 

Beef
Boeuf sauté aux champignons et céleri, sauce au poivre noir Wok-fried sliced beef with black pepper sauce

 

Eggplant
Aubergine braisée en cocotte, poulet et poisson séché

 

Rice
Riz Shang Palace en feuille de lotus

 

Chinese liquor
Kweichow Moutai

 

Chinese liquor
Kweichow Moutai

 

mango
Crème de mangue, pomelo et perles de sagou

 

Menu Jade
Menu Jade

The experience at Shang Palace was terrific.  I’m looking forward to returning and having Chef Lee wow us again.  His Cantonese cuisine exposed my palate to combinations of flavors and textures that I’ll forever use to access my future encounters of Cantonese cuisine and other adventurous chefs’ passions.

 

© Shang Palace, Chef Samuel Lee Sum - Courtesy of Shangri-La Paris
© Shang Palace, Chef Samuel Lee Sum – Courtesy of Shangri-La Paris

“Cantonese cuisine takes its rhythm from the seasons, with the deepest respect for nature.”

Chef Samuel Lee Sum

Restaurant Shang Palace

10, avenue d’Iéna, Paris, 75116, France
T:+33 1 53 67 19 92