Story of Mrs. Putin
A Story of Indonesia¡¯s President Megawati
A story of Singapore President Nathan

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VIPs Assembly


Shanghai Classical Hotel has hosted heads of many countries, ambassadors and celebrities, such as First Lady of Russia, Mrs. Putin, Singapore President Nathan, former First Lady of China, Ms. Wang Guangmei, well-known business man in Hongkong, Mr. Run Run Shaw, and Indonesia¡¯s President Megawati, who came to Shanghai to attend APEC conference.


Story of Mrs. Putin

Shanghai, bathing in June¡¯s clear sunshine, has fascined first ladies who came to Shanghai, accompanying their husbands to attend Conference. Last noon Shanghai Classical Hotel, a famoust hotel with more than one hundred years¡¯ history, hosted a very special customer,that is First Lady of Russia, Mrs. Putin.

The old-styled gramophone and Waston fan in Jixian Room attracted her. The pictures of Hu Dei, Wang Renmei, film stars in 1930s, interested her. The waiters explained them to her.

As the managers worried that Mrs Pution might not know how to use chopsticks, they placed a knife and fork on the table. However, surprisingly, they found Mrs Putin skillfully used chopsticks, except when she had dry-fried sweet prawns.

Delicious dishes made Mrs Putin have a close look at the menu set by national-grade chef Li Borong: Shanghai eight cold dishes, braised abalone wings, sliced fish with leek, bamboo and mushrooms, red-cooked barracuda, lion¡¯s head with crabmeat, Sweet & sour boneless yellow fish with pine nuts, Braised chicken, bamboo and ham, rice-balls with pigeon egg, steamed dumplings with crabmeat and so on . When the waiters told Mrs Putin all the dishes were well cooked by the pupils of Master Li, Gen Hongfei, gold medal winner in 3rd Chinese Cuisine Competiton, and Qian Yongfeng, gold medal winner in this year¡¯s China Chefs¡¯ Festival, Mrs. Putin couldn¡¯t help praising them. After the meal, she took photos with Manager Xiao Jianping, and signed her name on the fan-shaped menu. Her retinues told the hotel that she had never signed her name in public places before.

Menu in Jixian Room

Shanghai eight cold dishes, braised abalone wings, sliced fish with leek, bamboo and mushrooms, red-cooked barracuda, lion¡¯s head with crabmeat, sweet & sour boneless yellow fish with pine nuts, braised chicken, bamboo and ham, rice-balls with pigeon egg, steamed dumplings with crabmeat, assorted fruits plate, crisp skin seafood rolls with pea, sweet swallow nest, dry-fried sweet prawns, mushroom and vegetable stuffed buns.

A story of Singapore President Nathan

¡°Coming to Shanghai Classical Hotel, we enjoyed the delicious food here and were thankful to you for your excellent service.¡± That¡¯s what Singapore President left on the signing book after dinging in Shanghai Classical Hotel.

On September 19th, President and First Lady came to Yuyuan Tourist Mart, visited Yu Garden. At noon President and First Lady dined in Shanghai Classical Hotel. Eight cold dishes, with their color, taste, and flavor, attracted the guests. When sea cucumbers in shrimp sauce, fried crab roe and braised chicken, bamboo and ham were served, the guests couldn¡¯t help stopping their chopsticks. When the lion¡¯s head with crabmeat was served, President kept saying Delicious after eating it up. The officials from Singapore said: ¡°President doesn¡¯t like pork, but this time he was unexpectedly fond of lion¡¯s head.¡±

After dinner, the officials of Singapor embassy in China asked President to write something for the hotel. And President gladly wrote what was mentioned at the begining. Besides, he took photos with the waiters and chefs, leaving a much-told story.


A Story of Indonesia¡¯s President Megawati

Shanghai in October is agreeable with pleasing breeze. On October 21st evening, Indonesia¡¯s President Megawati specially came to Shanghai Classical Hotel to have food of Shanghai regional cooking styles during her attendance to APEC conference.
At round half past eight o¡¯clock in the evening, the hotel was visited not only President, but her husband and daughter as well. The waiters of the hotel were lined to welcome the distinguished visitors. And President nodded her head in return. In Jixian Room, the dishes as follows were served: Shanghai eight cold dishes, abalone wings with crabmeat, dry-fried sweet prawns, crisp skin seafood rolls, red-cooked barracuda, rice-balls with pigeon egg, mushroom and vegetable stuffed buns. When the red-cooked barracuda was served, the guests were amazed by its red color, and tender meat. President kept saying Delicious while taking it.



Shanghai eight cold dishes, abalone wings with crabmeat, dry-fried sweet prawns, crisp skin seafood rolls, red-cooked barracuda, rice-balls with pigeon egg, mushroom and vegetable stuffed buns, fruits, steamed fish, stir-fried wild vegetable, dry-salt cake, scallion cake.



Former First Lady Ms. Wang Guangmei
dining in luxury private room

Tung Chee Hwa¡ª Chief Executive of Hongkong Special Administrative Region
During his stay in Shanghai, the general mangager personally prepared dishes and sent them to his hotel.

Ms. Anna C.Chennault¡ªChairman of Council for International Cooperation

Shanghai eight cold dishes, fried crab roe, sea cucumbers in shrimp sauce, lion¡¯s head with crabmeat, braised chicken, bamboo and ham, osmanthus cakes, rice-balls with pigeon eggs, assorted fruits, stir-fried wild vegetable, red-cooked barracuda, leaf mustard yellow fish meat, dry-salt cake, steamed dumplings with crabmeat, and sweet fermented-rice rice balls.

Huang Jingrong¡ªA Tycoon of Shanghai in 1930s


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