9 Michelin Stars, 3 Cities: The Ritz-Carlton Announces The Return Of Its Luxurious Stellar Dining Series
Dining at The Ritz-Carlton is an experience that’s always synonymous with sophistication, elegance and of course, culinary excellence. It’s a reputation that the five-star hotel brand has worked tirelessly and passionately to maintain, while still evolving to keep things interesting and relevant.
To celebrate its dedication to bringing unique luxurious dining experiences to its guests, The Ritz-Carlton has announced that its highly anticipated Stellar Dining Series by The Ritz Carlton will take place in September and October this year. This is the second instalment of the series, which was met with worldwide acclaim when it made its debut last year.
The 2019 Stellar Dining Series by The Ritz Carlton invites seven of the hotel brand’s award-winning chefs to align across three of the hotel's five-star properties—The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto and The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou—where they will host a series of exclusive dining experiences.
When: September 11-15 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.
The Stellar Dining Series by The Ritz-Carlton’s kicks off in one of the most celebrated cities in the world for food; Tokyo.
Shintaro Miyazaki of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo’s fine dining restaurant, Azure 45, will be team up with two fellow award-winning chefs for a series of 6 Hands Dinners; Christophe Gilbert, who helms the upscale French restaurant La Baie at The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka; and Erlantz Gorstiza of The Ritz-Carlton Abama, who has made a name for himself for his unique take on Basque-style cuisine.
At the same time, neighbouring restaurant Hinokizaka will be guest helmed by Kenji Fujimoto of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto.
A renowned master in the art of tempura, Fujimoto will be guiding guests through a journey for the senses as they savour the sight, smell, taste and sound of his signature dishes – including his Kyotanba Hiraigyu beef wrapped in shiso before fried to absolute perfection in his one-of-a kind egg yolk tempura batter.
The Stellar Dining Series by The Ritz-Carlton goes beyond the kitchen to The Lobby Lounge, as The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will also be hosting an exclusive Afternoon Tea featuring a fabulous selection of pastries crafted in collaboration between chef William Khala of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong's pastry chef Richard Long.
When: September 18-19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
From Tokyo, chef Erlantz from Spain will make his way to The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto to collaborate with resident chef Shuichi Inoue at La Locanda in a unique 4 Hands Dinner that brings together the finest Japanese produce–like Kamo eggplant and Manganji peppers–are crafted with Basque and Italian influences and paired with hand-selected wines.
Meanwhile, tempura master and resident chef of The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, Kenji Fujimoto, rings in the beautiful flavours of fall with an Autumnal Tempura Dinner at Mizuki. Diners are in for a truly indulgent experience, as they compare two premium wagyu beef tempura varieties, complemented by aromatic matsutake mushrooms and truffles and paired with fine wine.
Those with an affinity for dessert will be pleased to hear that The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will collaborate with Pierre Hermé Parisfor a special masterclass, where guests will learn to make the iconic 2000 Feuilles pastry. Are you up for the challenge?
When: October 10-13, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
Three award-winning Chinese chefs come together at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou to showcase the sophistication behind one of the world’s most revered cuisines. Joining resident chef Gordon Guo of Lai Heen will be chef Paul Lau of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and chef Jackie Ho of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau.
Together, the trio will be doing a special dim sum lunch as well as an elaborate 6 Hands Dinner, which comes with an optional wine pairing selection featuring hand-picked wines and champagne.
On the topic of drinks, cocktail connoisseurs will be pleased to know that Kentaro Wada of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo—who was named a Chivas Masters Global Champion in 2018—will be bringing his Japanese-inspired creations to The Churchill Bar. And for those who love to brunch, on October 13, a Stellar Champagne Brunch will be held across Lai Heen, Churchill Bar and Limoni where guests can enjoy a sumptuous award-winning feast for the senses, and even have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the culinary masterminds themselves.
Get a taste of what's to come in this year's upcoming Stellar Dining Series by The Ritz-Carlton in the video below:
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