The romance of autumn in Shanghai does not exude only from the golden Platanus lining the city’s streets but also from the aspirations for a quality life. This fall, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is extremely happy and proud to be recognized as the #1 hotel in China as well as 12th  Best Hotel in the world by Condé Nast Traveler’s 31st annual Reader’s Choice Award in 2018. To celebrate this special moment, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is pleased to have two illustrious guest chefs – Michelin three star Emmanuel Renaut and Michelin two star Marco Sacco, to provide an opportunity for guests to step onto the Michelin Star Explore Journey from France to Italy.

Chef Marco Sacco Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

Chef Marco Sacco

The first stop of our Michelin Star Explore Journey is drenched in French romance from November 20th to 23rd at Aura Lounge & Jazz BarEmmanuel Renaut, the Michelin three star chef who maintains a great reputation as the “the glamour artisan of France“, developed his career in Paris and London. A great lover of nature, his culinary creations reflect the inspiration from all things natural.  In 1998, chef Renaut established his first restaurant called Flocons Sel that specialises in selected local ingredients to create dishes with artistic flair. Through his ingenuity, creativity and persistence, chef Renaut received his 3 stars in 2012. Reflecting the hills and water of a wonderland, his dishes, like the natural world, are gentle like placid waves, but stable like the rocks of the peak.

After France, the Michelin Star Explore Journey is off on an Italian food safari from December 5th to 8th at Scena Italian Restaurant.

Chef Emmanuel Renaut Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

Chef Emmanuel Renaut

The Michelin two Star chef Marco Sacco travelled from metropolitan cities to the wild mountains and vast deserts to get his inspiration for his cuisine. Chef Sacco is akin to a magician, ingeniously combining spices, textures and herb with consummate skills. He adheres to the concept of “quality artistic delicacies”, and selects only organic fresh ingredient for his creative dishes to reflect the taste of his home town – Italy. He further imbues his dishes with artistic concepts, elegantly presenting ‘picturesque cuisines’ that let customers’ experience unforgettable gourmet odysseys.

To savour the culinary joy inspired by seasons and nature, meet the Michelin Chefs at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. With culinary delights served with French romance and Italian zest complemented by the unforgettable services delivered by our staff, this winter will present unforgettable memories.

Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar

Michelin three star chef Emmanuel Renaut
Price: RMB 1,988*/set
Wine pairing price: RMB 888*/per person
Date: 20-23 November 2018
Opening Hours: 18:00-21:00
Location: 52th floor in The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

Aura Loung & Jazz Bar The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

Located on the hotel’s 52nd floor Lobby Level is Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar. Its contemporary décor with small nuances of Art Deco influenced furnishings and art pieces pays homage to the flamboyant era spanning 1920s and 1930s in Shanghai – the golden age of the city. Aura is an ideal venue for enjoying a relaxing get-together with friends or meeting business acquaintances over light meals and drinks. Dimly lit with awe-inspiring views over the Shanghai skyline, in the evening the mood is more romantic as live Jazz is played and guests can experience limited-edition cigars, more than 30 varieties of Rose Champagne and a fine selection of malt whiskies. The lounge area of Aura can seat up to 105 guests, with a further 10 at the bar counter.


Michelin two star chef Marco Sacco
Price: RMB 1,688*/set
Wine pairing price: RMB 788*/per person
Date: 5-8 December 2018
Opening Hours: 18:00-21:00
Location: 52th floor in The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

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Scena, the hotel’s Italian specialty restaurant, located on the 52nd Lobby Level re-opened May 16, 2013 following a renovation that gives Scena a fresher, more elegant look, and ambience. In a cozy setting fitted with stylish furniture, artistic décor in rich earth and burgundy tones, dining at Scena promises a pleasurable experience as it continues to serve exquisite authentic Italian cuisine. Large sharing portions will be introduced in the new Scena, in the convivial tradition of an authentic Italian dinner. Scena sits on the hotel’s 52nd floor providing diners with breathtaking views of the city through floor to ceiling glass windows. Old wooden beams, flexible partitions and display shelves allow for separate spaces for diners without depriving them the pleasure of outside views. With the new elegant, albeit casual and homey, atmosphere of Scena and the true flavors of genuine Italian cooking it serves, diners are assured of the finest service from its highly skilled staff and an experience they look forward to again. Scena Restaurant includes a main dining area that seats 128 guests, plus a private room for 16 diners.

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About The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is located in Shanghai ifc, at the very heart of the Lujiazui financial and entertainment district. The hotel complex is the masterpiece of world famous architect, Cesar Pelli, and occupies the top 18 floors of Shanghai ifc Tower I. With interior design by Richard Farnell, the style of the hotel is contemporary with new interpretations of 1930’s Shanghai Art Deco to complement the magnificent sweeping views over The Bund, the largest intact collection of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world.

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