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The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai sets a new trend with the launch of Shanghai’s first and only Martini Brunch in its award winning restaurant, Tables.

Shanghai, March 3, 2013 — Brunch is becoming a social tradition for many people living in big cities including Shanghai, Tables at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is introducing a sophisticated Martini Brunch to all brunch lovers starting March 3, 2013, following the success of 101 Martini Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta Mega Kuningan launched a few years ago.

Elaborately planned by the culinary team to create the new brunch experience, an international array of brunch favorites and Asian selections is served with free-flowing martinis, champagne and wines, Martini Brunch at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai will be led by duo artists, Chef Roy Dibyendu to design a tantalizing culinary spread and Shanghai’s new rising star cocktails craftsman, David Hong who has gained several recognitions for his signature cocktails.

“We notice the importance of having a good brunch for our guests considering the social lifestyle of people living in Shanghai. As we continuously seek opportunities to innovate and improve The Ritz-Carlton experience, we are excited to introduce a new trend to Shanghai’s brunch crowds by presenting not only the traditional brunch with wines and Champagne but also with creative cocktails to pair with delicious food”, says the hotel’s Director of Food & Beverage of The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, Oliver Achatz .

Priced at CNY 558+ per person including free flowing martinis, wines and champagne, the brunch will start mixing twelve different creative martinis including David Hong’s signatures Breakfast Martini, Perfect Martini, and Ritz Bar Martini; all have been carefully crafted to match Chef Roy’s popular dishes. The Martini Brunch will also stage the hotel’s very own jazzman, George Butts and friends who will create a perfect afternoon ambiance with fun music and performances.

Designed to inspire a new experience on each occasion with family, business associates and friends, Tables is the focal point of dining and culinary excellence in the award-winning Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. An all-day dining restaurant with al fresco seating, uniquely created table tops form a distinctive backdrop against which discerning palates can enjoy a style of different cuisines, from power lunches to convivial dinners, larger groups of guests can be seated either in four semi-private rooms or a gold leaf coated communal table in the center of the room.

Tables is open daily from 6 a.m. till 11 p.m., while Sunday Martini Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. For reservations, please call (86 21) 6279 7977.

The 610-room Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous Nanjing Road. Situated right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of the city, services and facilities include five restaurants and lounges serving Chinese, Italian and Western favorites. An extensive health club with swimming pool, gym, squash courts is featured alongside a well-equipped business center.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Delia Wang
Director of Public Relations and Communications
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
1376 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai, 200040
Telephone: +86 21 6279 7989
Facsimile: +86 21 6279 8887
Email: delia.wang@ritzcarlton.com