The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya to undergo ‘Dim Sum Revolution’
The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya
An icon of luxurious hospitality and personalized services, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya boasts nearly 30 international ladies and gentlemen from over 13 countries, including America, Russia, France and Thailand, among others. The entire team of almost 800 employees not just live by the renowned Ritz-Carlton motto, “We are Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen,” but also keep abreast of new world lifestyle and culinary trends.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya thus took advantage of their multi-cultural staff to completely refresh one of the resort’s favorite culinary offerings, enlivening guests’ travel experiences in the tropical splendor of Sanya and creating unforgettable culinary memories.
Executive Chef Andres Jiménez
This autumn, the resort’s award winning culinary team, led by Executive Chef Andres Jiménez who is originally from Costa Rica, Latin America, will stage a “revolution” to innovate on the long-established Chinese traditional dim sum, which consists of small bites served as a snack or main course. Chef Jiménez and his culinary team have creatively introduced western flavors to the beloved food, fusing the techniques and traditional look of dim sum cooking with enticing combinations of western ingredients and textures that result in extraordinary union of culinary cultures.
In this “Dim Sum Revolution”, Chef Jiménez assembled a team with the resort’s foreign chefs and Chinese dim sum chefs who collaborated to bring dim sum to life unlike any other. Their daily hand crafted dim sum creations are inspired by the world’s most popular traditional cuisines, including French, Spanish, American, Latina American and Mexican.
As Chef Jiménez explained, “I personally love Chinese dim sum and admire the delicate art of handcrafted Chinese dim sum. After tasting all kinds of dim sum, I realized that it would pair beautifully with western flavors. With our Chinese restaurant Chef de Cuisine, Eliot Chen, who is originally from Guangdong province, we have brought this innovative concept to life”. Mr. Jiménez, who worked in several Ritz-Carlton properties and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Latin America before coming to Sanya, has a great understanding of customer’s interest in new and innovating culinary experiences. He added, “Most of our guests are well travelled individual or families, ready to taste and try new gourmet cuisine wherever they go. This new creation of ours will delight their taste buds and set the bar for their expectations of trend-setting gourmet travel.”
multi-cultural culinary team
Key players of the multi-cultural culinary team, include:
Executive Chef Andres Jiménez from Costa Rica, Executive Sous Chef Fabio Pineda from Spain, Executive Pastry Chef David Campbell from the USA, Chef de Cuisine of Sofia Filippo Fondatori from Italy, Chef Dipak of Fresh8 from India, Chef Alain Zhang of Sand from Mongolia, Chef de Cuisine of Pearl Eilot Chen, Sous Chef of Pearl Denny Zhu, Dim Sum Chef Xiebin Wu of Pearl and Chef Tom Wang of Sofia from China,
We proudly present you the following dishes at Pearl Chinese restaurant:
• Duck Confit Bun
• Hainan Crab Bun
• Salted Cod Fish Dumpling
• Spanish Chorizo Dumpling
• Wagyu Short Ribs Dumpling
• Crispy Cake
• Egg Tart
• Papaya Mochi
The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya
Situated on an exclusive site along Yalong Bay in Hainan Province, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya provides expansive views of the South China Sea and features 450 guest rooms, suites and private villas. Extensive recreational facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centre and a signature Ritz Kids® Club. Guests will also enjoy the largest Ritz-Carlton spa in the region designed by ESPA. Seven restaurants and lounges offer scenic views of the lagoon and the ocean. In addition to flexible space designed for meetings, conferences and special social events, a waterfront wedding chapel, will be the backdrop for intimate ceremonies. A designer on-site boutique shopping arcade with six of the world’s top brands: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, TOD’S, Paul & Shark and Ermenegildo Zegna is a first for Hainan Island.
SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya