Lai Heen, the signature Cantonese restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou has earned its first Michelin star in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2018. It is the one of the eight restaurants in Guangzhou receives this award. Lai Heen also becomes the ninth restaurant to receive a Michelin star among The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Asia Pacific. And Italian restaurant LIMONI, also at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, has been honored with the Michelin Plate in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2018.
“We are very privileged this achievement that demonstrates our commitment to the culinary arts in a city that is well known as a gourmand’s paradise. This recognition goes to all our Ladies and Gentlemen from the professional culinary to the restaurant operations teams who are dedicated to crafting a memorable and exceptional dining experience with the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton for all our guests,” said Mr. Matthias Vogt, the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou.
Lai Heen is helmed by Chef Gordon, who has over two decades of culinary experience. The well-traveled Chef Gordon is famed for his creative cuisine art and passion for exploring nature to find fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Lai Heen’s fundamental value lies in the freshness of seasonal ingredients and showcasing exquisite Cantonese delicacies through careful balancing of colors, aromas, textures and tastes of each dish. The menu at Lai Heen presents constantly evolving classic and contemporary favorites such as Poached sunflower chicken, Braised shrimps with okra in homemade sauce, Steamed crab custard, crab meat, caviar with Chinese rice wine, and Poached rice, lobster broth, seafood.
Guests at Lai Heen are enveloped in a sophisticated and elegant jasmine-scented environment from the moment they step in. Burgundy and silver decorative accents evoke the ambience of luxurious Canton, while silver-tipped ebene wood chopsticks and white bone china dancing with hints of silver add opulent touches to the table. The eight semi-private dining rooms and six exquisite private dining rooms can seat up to 120, enabling guests to entertain business partners, friends or family members in The Ritz-Carlton tradition of luxury.