Delicacies from Heaven
FOOD LOVERS REJOICE— PARK HYATT’S ANNUAL MASTERS OF FOOD AND WINE EVENT WILL BE HELD FOR THE FOURTH TIME AT ITS SHANGHAI PROPERTY FROM NOVEMBER 25 TO 28
Since 1986, Park Hyatt has been hosting the annual gastronomical event Masters of Food and Wine at its properties around the world. The event gathers global Michelin- starred chefs, sommeliers and artists for a one- week celebration of wine and food, bringing unrivalled epicurean experiences.
Last year, chefs from Michelin- starred restaurants including Anne- Sophie Pic, Jean- Luc Rocha and Jean- Francois Rouquette were invited to Park Hyatt Shanghai for this culinary fête. They brought unforgettable gastronomic memories to guests during the wine tastings, workshops and gala dinner. Other highlights included highly acclaimed master classes covering art and culinary topics.
The fourth Masters of Food and Wine event will be held this year at Park Hyatt Shanghai from November 25 to 28, and we can’t wait to see all of the wonderful surprises in store for food and wine lovers at this four- day event.
A fantastic line- up of chefs is set to wow the crowd at this year’s events, including Yannick Alléno, formerly of threeMichelin- starred Le Meurice and nicknamed “Prince of the Palaces.” Renowned for creating innovative dishes and his commitment to promoting haute cuisine, Alléno explains, “I love to create— and I create more than 200 dishes a year. My many travels gave me the inspiration. I love talking to farmers and discovering new products and produce when I visit a new place.”
Another legendary chef who will be attending the event is Alain Passard, the master chef of the three Michelinstarred restaurant l’arpège. Passard takes his inspiration from the texture of food and his unceasing quest for new tastes and flavours. “Nature is a wonderful cookbook, and the rhythms of the four seasons provide the best ingredients,” he says.
Those with a sweet tooth should not miss the extraordinary dessert crafted by Parisian pastry whiz Philippe Conticini. After receiving several awards and working in Michelin- starred restaurants La Table d’anvers and Petrossian, Conticini founded La Pâtisserie des Rêves— a bakery with outlets in France, Japan and the UK. All three chefs will be presenting at the gala dinner.
In addition, this year’s Masters of Food and Wine event will provide a platform for Chinese master chefs to exchange ideas. Singaporean brothers Jack and Martin Aw Yong, executive chefs for the Hyatt group in Beijing and experts in Chinese cuisine, will be at the event to share their expertise with food lovers.
In 2013, the Masters of Food and Wine event started offering a series of master classes, ranging from lessons on how to appreciate baijiu ( Chinese rice wine) and traditional Chinese tea to classes on cocktail mixology, photography and watchmaking. This year, the master classes will continue to bring educational and entertaining experiences to gourmands.
Tableware designer Olivier Maillefer from Ercius & Raynaud will guide guests into the art realm of bespoke chinaware painting and silversmith design. Meanwhile, Japanese celebrity florist Yuji Kobayashi will join Park Hyatt Shanghai’s floral artist Wu Minyi to create unique displays for the event, with inspiration from Park Hyatt Tokyo’s floral designs.
Moreover, Illy barista trainer Eduardo Vastolo will be heading up a workshop to showcase different coffee beans, as well as the history and tradition of coffee drinking.
Studio Harcourt Paris made its debut in Shanghai at last year’s event. Founded in 1934, this renowned photography studio will join the line- up in Park Hyatt Shanghai’s November extravaganza, and we expect them to dazzle us in their continued quest for “eternity.” In addition, top watchmakers and handbag designers from Louis Vuitton will appear in the Masters of Food and Wine event to unlock the secrets and philosophy of the brand.
The Masters of Food and Wine event will be a showcase for unique culinary and cultural experiences