The “2021 Guangzhou Michelin Stars List” has been released. This year, Guangzhou has 33 Bibendum-recommended restaurants, 54 Michelin plate restaurants, and 17 on the most-watched stars list. Of these 17 restaurants, 14 have one-star and 3 have been awarded two-stars.
This year’s star-winning new-comer is the Taian Table. After opening less than half a year ago, it has already been awarded two Michelin stars in one fell swoop. This means that this favorite among Guangzhou’s food-lovers takes its place among only three two-star restaurants in the area. The five-star platinum hotel where the Taian Table is located, the Garden Hotel Guangzhou, also has three other restaurants on the list. It has become the only hotel in China to have one two-star Michelin restaurant and three Michelin recommended restaurants at the same time.
The Garden Hotel Guangzhou has four restaurants that all appeared on the list. The first is the Taian Table, a Western restaurant that won two Michelin stars. Second, the Peach Blossom. This is an exquisite Chinese restaurant that has been recommended by Michelin and won a plate award this year. Third, the Lai Wan A Cantonese Kitchen has been awarded the Michelin Plate award for a second time. And fourth, Xin Zhang has emerged as the famous “Stiller restaurant” on the plate award list.
Of the Garden Hotel Guangzhou’s four successful restaurants, two are Chinese and two are Western. This reflects the hotel’s rich combination of both Chinese and Western styles, and demonstrates its unique character and heritage.
The Taian Table restaurant is run by an international team led by renowned chef Stefan Stiller. The first “Taian Table” restaurant is located in Shanghai and also has two Michelin stars. Chef Stiller decided to bring the same high-level production and unique atmosphere to Guangzhou. Installed in the Garden Hotel Guangzhou, this second Taian Table has a private gourmet secret garden in the city center with an exquisite open kitchen. The restaurant has maintained the brand’s luxurious style. It selects only the best seasonal ingredients from around the world and reflects the beauty of nature. The restaurant’s creative culinary team produces a new menu every eight weeks that reflects the change of each season.
Peach Blossom is the classic Chinese restaurant in Guangzhou. It is managed by the internationally acclaimed five-star chef Wen Sien whose specialty is traditional Chinese cuisine. The restaurant’s design reflects the classic literary theme of the Three Kingdoms. This expresses China’s cultural traditions through the virtues of benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, and faith. Here you can find classic Cantonese cuisine and delicacies from both north and south.
Lai Wan A Cantonese Kitchen specializes in authentic Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant is based on the famous historical Lizhiwan Night Market in Guangzhou. Chef Leung Hansen, a native of Guangzhou, has devoted himself to mastering traditional Cantonese cuisine and dim sum for many years. He insists that dim sum should be made by hand to create the best flavors.
The Stiller restaurant is located next to the Taian Table. It is also managed by chef Stiller and bears his name. Like the Taian table, the Stiller restaurant follows the contemporary European style of cuisine, but also innovates with new pairings and flavors. The decor of the Stiller restaurant is also more open. The panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the entire restaurant in natural light.
The Guangzhou Garden Hotel is not only known for its high-level cuisine. It also has five-star customer service and beautiful decor. The hotel’s interior was designed by master Pei. It has an 18-meter high waterfall and a unique Lingnan-style garden. Professional art works are located all around the hotel. If you don’t want to miss all this beautiful scenery, you can book a guided tour when you check in. The hotel’s facilities have undergone several luxurious upgrades and have been specially designed to accommodate the needs of its guests. It offers a variety of customized guest rooms designed for families and business people.
Over the 36 years since its opening, the Guangzhou Garden Hotel has stood at the center of the city’s development. It has been committed to promoting urban cultural tourism for decades. And today, this intention is as strong as ever. It continues to keep pace with the city’s booming development and remains the top location for gourmet cooking, luxurious vacations and professional business meetings.