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Guide MICHELIN 2019 - Shangai - Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road) awarded two stars

Michelin is pleased to unveil the selection of the MICHELIN guide Shanghai 2019. With 60 starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants, and including the restaurants which have a Michelin Plate award, the 2019 edition includes a total of 133 establishments, confirming the great gastronomic wealth of Shanghai.

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The 2019 selection includes a new 2-star restaurant, bringing to eight the number of double-starred establishments in Shanghai. This latest addition – Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road) – enriches the gastronomic offer in the guide since the chef serves Taizhou specialties. The restaurant, located in a historical building of the city and decorated with original sketches of a famous architect, is distinguished by the extreme freshness of the ingredients used in the dishes. Its bespoke menu with the best seasonal picks would certainly impress you which testifies to the great mastery of the chef.

Always towards the top of the world gastronomic scene, ULTRAVIOLET, orchestrated by the brilliant chef Paul Pairet, confirms its excellence by maintaining its 3 stars. Here, the chef exceeds the limits of the diner’s palate, as it offers its customers a complete sensory experience. The 22 dishes that make up the menu are linked and integrated into a ballet of sound and light that never fails to leave the 10 daily diners in a state of intense excitement. An absolutely unique experience!

In addition, of the 25 1-star restaurants in the 2019 selection, the Michelin inspectors were pleased to have discovered five new addresses this year. Among these, Chinese gastronomy is strongly represented since of these five establishments, three specialize in cooking which reflects the diversity of Chinese culinary traditions. At Ji Pin Court, Chef Cheung produces high level Cantonese cuisine, with particular attention paid to the quality of the ingredients. At Moose, the chef, who has more than 30 years’ experience, is a specialist in Huaiyang cuisine. Finally, Chao Zhou food lovers can enjoy the finesse of Chao Zhou Cuisine at Amazing Chinese Cuisine. European gastronomy is not left out since the other two newly-starred restaurants offer Italian and French cuisine. Making its first appearance in the selection of the MICHELIN guide Shanghai, Il Ristorante - Niko Romito, run by the chef of the same name, offers authentic Italian flavors that ensure an authentic culinary journey. Finally, at Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, guests are invited to savor some of the most iconic French specialties, such as the Foie gras terrine brioche or the Frogs “Poulette” cocotte.

The MICHELIN guide Shanghai includes 26 establishments with a Bib Gourmand. This selection, which includes a few establishments that offer foreign cuisine, gives pride of place to local Shanghai cuisine and other Chinese provincial specialties. Among these restaurants, readers are able to choose to enjoy Hangzhou, Dian Xin, Huai Yang or Sichuan specialties.

This 2019 selection is impressive in that it accurately reflects the identity and history of Shanghai. Indeed, the Oriental Pearl, as the city is sometimes called, has both a thousand-year-old cultural heritage, and is also one of the largest modern megacities. Shanghai therefore has the features of a cosmopolitan city yet still fascinates visitors from all over the world, and the city's gastronomy is the perfect reflection of this. Alongside many restaurants offering French, Indian or Spanish cuisine, four Italian restaurants have been added to the 2019 selection. This gastronomic variety perfectly complements the international and dynamic nature of the city. In addition, as China's economic beacon, Shanghai also attracts chefs from all provinces of the country who are dedicated to representing the different Chinese culinary traditions.

Bruno de Feraudy, Director of Michelin Group in China comments

The MICHELIN guide Shanghai 2019 selection includes:                           

  • 1 restaurant with three MICHELIN Stars
  • 8 restaurants with two MICHELIN Stars, including 1 new one
  • 25 restaurants with one MICHELIN Star, including 5 new ones
  • 26 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand

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