The Michelin Guide China recently announced the results of the recipients of the prestigious Stars for the 2020 Guide Guangzhou. The media conference – held in the Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on September 22, awarded One Star to Yu Yue Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, for the third consecutive year.
Chinese Executive Sous Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, Mai Zhi Xiong, has led the team in maintaining high culinary standards and in achieving this coveted recognition once again. Throughout his 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Mai, who joined the hotel as part of the pre-opening team, has kept his roots deeply grounded in Cantonese areas such as Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Shunde and Guangzhou. Chef Mai is a strong advocate of creating dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients and carefully crafted presentation. “To retain our Michelin star is an acknowledgment to Yu Yue Heen’s authentic and refined Cantonese cuisine. We will continue to strive to make every dining experience memorable for our guests,” said Chef Mai.
Patrick Pollak, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, expressed great pride and gratitude to the Yu Yue Heen team. “We are truly honored to be recognized by Michelin Guide over the past three years. It reinforces Yu Yue Heen’s commitment to delivering high quality and delicious Cantonese cuisine. This award is a testimony to the teams unwavering commitment to excellence and this is particularly special given the adversity all of us have faced in 2020. I sincerely thank each and every one of our team members for their hard work and dedication.”
The Michelin Guide China also held their annual gala dinner in the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou’s ballroom to announce all of The Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2020 recipients. “We appreciate the trust that The Michelin Guide’s China team have placed in our hotel for this very prestigious event and I am very proud of our culinary and banquet team, who have spent many hours in preparation for this evening’s gala dinner.” added Patrick. “Particularly noteworthy is Chef Jeffrey Zeng, Chef de Cuisine of Catch, the French-inspired seafood restaurant located on the hotel’s 100th floor, who was invited to prepare the sixth course at the night’s gala dinner.”
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 colors 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; favorite 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.
[Images provided by Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou]