Li’ An Chinese Restaurant at Conrad Hangzhou Earns Esteemed One Diamond Award in 2024 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide

Li’ An Chinese Restaurant at Conrad Hangzhou Earns Esteemed One Diamond Award in 2024 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide

(IN SHORT) Li’ An Chinese Restaurant at Conrad Hangzhou receives the prestigious One Diamond award in the newly released 2024 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide, marking the fourth consecutive year of recognition for Executive Chef Owen Xue’s innovative cuisine. Situated on the hotel’s 50th floor, Li’ An offers modern Hangzhou cuisine in a stunning setting inspired by the concept of ‘Madam’s Living Room’. Chef Xue’s culinary expertise, honed over a decade in prestigious restaurants across China, shines through in signature dishes like the Li’ An Mapo Tofu and Lobster and the Live Sea Cucumber | Kelp Soup, showcasing a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. The restaurant’s commitment to excellence, personalized service, and seasonal culinary journey solidify its status as a revered dining destination in Hangzhou.

(PRESS RELEASE) HANGZHOU, China, 2024-Mar-3 — /Travel PR News/ — In the recently unveiled 2024 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide, Li’ An Chinese Restaurant at Conrad Hangzhou proudly attained the esteemed One Diamond award. This is the fourth year that the restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Owen Xue, has been recognised with this distinction.

Situated on the hotel’s 50th floor, Li’ An distinguishes itself as an innovative restaurant that specialises in modern Hangzhou cuisine. Renowned as one of the capital’s premier panoramic dining venues, the restaurant’s design, inspired by the concept of ‘Madam’s Living Room’, reflects a steadfast commitment to delivering a refined and inspiring dining experience. In Hangzhou’s diverse dining scene, Li’ An remains a highly regarded destination and loyal favourite amongst discerning guests.

With over a decade of experience working in prestigious restaurants across Shanghai, Beijing, Jiangsu and Shenzhen, Chef Owen Xue has assimilated diverse cooking techniques and gained insights into indigenous ingredients from various cities. His bold culinary approach blends the distinctive characteristics and flavours of dishes from the northern and southern parts of the Yangtze River. Guided by culinary philosophy, he meticulously selects high quality ingredients and employs unique cooking techniques to create dishes that are refined yet not overly complex.

A signature favourite is the Li’ An Mapo Tofu and Lobster, featuring shrimp broth that has been simmered for five to six hours, fresh river shrimp, wagyu beef cubes and shredded scallops for a twist on the traditional dish.

As the seasons transition, Li’ An’s culinary journey seamlessly evolves in harmony with the changing periods. Chef Xue crafts an exquisite dining experience by carefully curating seasonal ingredients at their peak. Guests are invited to immerse in the artistry of seasonal dining at Li’ An, where the finesse of each dish unfolds almost as an art form.

One such masterpiece is the Live Sea Cucumber | Kelp Soup. Sourced from Northeast China, the live sea cucumber is slow cooked with aged hens and kombu for over 10 hours, resulting in a crystal-clear broth, enriched with delicate flavours of the sea.

Indulge in the Marinated Century Egg | Hangzhou Pepper, where the key ingredient is sourced from Shun Hing Hoo in Hong Kong. A composition of finely crushed tofu, soy milk, and Italian balsamic vinegar, the preserved egg, stripped of its top, is paired with traditional pickled vegetables and dried eel. The addition of Hangzhou’s signature chili sauce introduces a nuanced fusion of flavours and textures, marrying the richness of the preserved egg with a hint of spiciness.

Li’ An Chinese Restaurant serves a diverse range of dishes, all while steadfastly crafting a refined dining experience for its distinguished guests. The seamless collaboration between the floor and kitchen teams, coupled with precise coordination at every pivotal service juncture, ensures the optimal presentation of each dish. Guest preferences are subtly and astutely observed, resulting in flawless, elevated service tailored to each individual and group.

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About Conrad Hangzhou

Conrad Hangzhou, a 50-storey, 306-room state-of-the-art hotel provides easy access to the city’s downtown recreational and cultural attractions. With Li’ An restaurant sitting on the 50th floor, Conrad Hangzhou offers unparalleled views over the fast-developing high-tech city. Conrad Hangzhou enjoys a prime location in the emerging Qianjiang New Town Central Business District. Within walking distance to government offices, major corporate offices and shopping malls, the hotel is a mere 100 metres from Jiangjin station, which links to the Hangzhou East Railway Station, a key transportation hub in Hangzhou. Featuring a total of 1,604 square metres of meeting spaces, Conrad Hangzhou is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings and other social gatherings. The stunning pillar-less Grand Ballroom, measuring 800 square metres, can accommodate up to 650 guests in a theatre setting. The eight flexible meeting rooms are equipped with advanced audio-visual and technical facilities and lend beautiful views of the bustling city.

Conrad Hangzhou is located at No. 228, Xinye Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China.

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Agnes Xu
Hilton, Greater China & Mongolia

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