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Travel News – October 2021

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Two Michelin Accolades For Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Chinese Executive Chef Mai Zhi Xiong

The Michelin Guide China announced the results of the recipients of the prestigious stars for the 2021 Michelin Guide Guangzhou, in which Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou received two Michelin accolades: Catch was honoured with a Michelin Plate, while Yu Yue Heen received one Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.

Yu Yue Heen, located on the 71st floor of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, offers authentic Cantonese cuisine with unsurpassed views of the city’s skyline and the Pearl River within a tranquil space. It has been awarded a Michelin star every year since 2018 when the guide was first launched in Guangzhou. The restaurant design features an interplay of traditional colours and contemporary décor, creating a haven of relaxed Chinese elegance with magnificent views of Guangzhou. Yu Yue Heen creates authentic Cantonese cuisine using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients; favourite signature dishes include the barbecued pork belly, marinated chicken with deep-fried minced ginger as well as the sliced lamb with sesame and soya sauce.

Helming the kitchen at Yu Yue Heen is Chinese Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Mai Zhi Xiong who led the culinary team in maintaining the highest culinary standards and in achieving this coveted recognition once again. Throughout his 30+ years of professional experience, Chef Mai, who joined the hotel as part of the pre-opening team, has kept his roots deeply grounded in the renowned Canton regions, including Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Shunde and Guangzhou. Chef Mai is a strong advocate of inheriting Cantonese culinary traditions. To him, technology and plating trends may evolve, however, the essence of his cooking revolves around the freshest ingredients.

“To retain our Michelin star is an acknowledgment of Yu Yue Heen’s authentic and refined Cantonese cuisine. We will continue to strive to make every dining experience memorable for our guests,”

Chinese Executive Chef Mai Zhi Xiong
Catch

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is also particularly proud to receive Michelin recognition for Catch, the French-inspired seafood restaurant located on the hotel’s 100th floor.

The restaurant’s contemporary style combined with a tranquil ambience is the perfect setting for intimate dining, surrounded by panoramic views of the skyline. Catch seats 102 guests, including one private room, and offers three unique semi-private couple seats featuring stunning views of Canton Tower and the Pearl River below. The restaurant selects only premium seafood ingredients and the freshest local produce, and has a robust wine and whisky selection.

Leading the culinary team at Catch is Chef Jeffrey Zeng who made his debut in 2020 at the Michelin Guide Guangzhou gala dinner, presenting the 6th course. A year later, his leadership and talent were recognised with this prestigious accolade. A veteran in Michelin starred kitchens, Chef Jeffrey is one step closer in his quest for gastronomic perfection. His dedication to integrating the best local ingredients in a Western restaurant is his trademark at Catch and has won him multiple accolades.

Chef Jeffrey Zeng of Catch

“Chefs of Western cuisines enjoy great freedom for culinary innovation in Guangzhou, being pampered by an inclusive culture. We will continue our quest for perfection and strive to create a dynamic and indelible experience for our guests.”

Chef Jeffrey Zeng

Photo credits: Respective hotels

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