The newly opened luxurious Shangri-La Hotel in Paris deserved attention of the famous Michelin guide. To be more precisely, not the hotel itself, but its restaurants.
The fact that two restaurants in the same hotel were awarded by the Michelin is a unique achievement, which Shangri-La can be proud of. Its French restaurant L'Abeille was awarded in 2012 by two Michelin stars, while Chinese restaurant Shang Palace received one.
L'Abeille restaurant was opened in March 2011. Thus, its path was fast and successful. The main chef here is Philippe Labbé. Fine cuisine and courageous work with the French classical dishes allowed the restaurant to earn high mark from Michelin. Blue Lobster is among the dishes particularly marked by Michelin specialists.
It is worth noting that Philippe Labbé cooperates with Shangri-La since 2009. He already has experience in organizing first-class kitchen. Thus, before accepting offer from Shangri-La restaurant the chef headed the French hotel restaurant Le Château de la Chèvre d'Or, which was awarded by two Michelin stars. Philippe Labbé received his first Michelin star in 2001 working in the Chateau de Bagnols restaurant.
The second restaurant of the hotel - Shang Palace - was opened in September 2011. For Shangri-La it became the first Shang Palace restaurant in Europe. Among its gourmet dishes Michelin connoisseurs marked roasted Peking duck and Lo Hei salmon. And significant success was provided for the restaurant by its main chef - Frank Xu.
"Michelin Red Guide" is one of the oldest and most prestigious restaurant guides in France. Its three-star evaluation system is recognized throughout the world.
Shangri-La hotel chain is an Asian operator with headquarters in Hong Kong, which operates in the segment of luxury hotels. Recently the company began to increase its presence in Europe. The main objectives of Shangri-La are such recognized European destinations as Paris, Vienna and other capitals of the Old World.