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04-02-2015

AN EXCLUSIVE DINNER COMPLETE WITH AN HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES THE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN STYLE

The gastronomic Cantonese restaurant LiLi, whose decor is inspired by famous Chinese operas, welcomes the Chinese New Year on 18 February. To mark the occasion, Chef Chi Keung Tang has created an exceptional six-course menu, offering flavourful, traditional dishes with typical Hong Kong specialities and featuring seafood: abalone, lobster and king crab, amongst other delicacies. "I wanted this menu to be a window of discovery for our Western diners, presenting the full range of flavours and variety of Cantonese cuisine. By drawing on traditional – and even some ancestral – recipes I wanted to offer our patrons the very finest in Cantonese dining." Guests can enjoy this festive dinner while they admire designer Xu Ming's haute couture fashion show and be transported to a truly authentic Chinese world for one magical evening.

Xu Ming will be presenting her creations exclusively in the hotel and at LiLi, where her fashions will come to life during the show. Both fashion designer and head costume designer for prestigious sites and events, this native of China has worked on costumes for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 as well as those of the Shanghai Opera, where her talent expressed itself in wonderfully flamboyant creations. The designer, who has already won major international fashion awards, has also exhibited her work at the Museum of Asian Art in Nice.

"It is an immense honour to present my "Jade" collection in France, and even more so at The Peninsula which embodies Chinese refinement and luxury so marvellously well. Indeed, this is exactly what I want to show, that Chinese roots can be blended with more modern facets of China, to create unique, trendy fashions with a dreamlike quality." explains the designer.

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