Specially designed by celebrity chef Jereme Leung, the menus will showcase traditional Chinese cooking. Credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts

LONDON - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is once again leading the epicurean scene in the Indian Ocean, with a series of new creativities designed to excite and inspire gourmands over the coming months.

This summer guests will be able to enjoy an imaginative new cocktail menu, designed by world renowned mixologist Grant Collins. Award-winning restaurant Ufaa by Jereme Leung will be transformed into a special pop-up event where foodies will be transported back in time for a journey through the flavours of Shanghai's Belle Époque era.

1930s Shanghai Mystique Pop-Up Event at Ufaa by Jereme Leung
Ufaa by Jereme Leung
continues to raise the bar with Chinese celebrity chef Jereme Leung at the helm. This July will see the authentic Chinese restaurant transformed into 1930s Shanghai with the launch of its Shanghai Mystique pop-up event, set against a spectacular backdrop of crystal-clear waters, white sandy beach and swaying palm trees.

For the first time, guests staying at the resort from 16 - 18 July can experience the wonders of Shanghai through the eyes of Suzie Wong, an icon of what 1930s Shanghai and Hong Kong represented. Guests will be transported to the city's Golden Age with the restaurant resembling The Great Gatsby era adorned with colourful touches from Shanghai, including oriental lanterns, dramatic red lighting, and vintage Chinese advertising and parasols. The culinary playfulness is complemented with the hypnotic and unforgettable sounds of China's most popular entertainer of the decade Zhou Xuan. Zhou Xuan's smooth and smoky sounds will be reimagined by the resort's resident DJ and Rangali Bar's pop-jazz band that will perform a melody of Chinese and modern-day classics. The KTV rooms will be available for guests to enjoy a game of Mah-jong or a spot of karaoke with up to 4,000 songs to choose from including English, Russian, German and Cantonese and Mandarin hits from the past and present.

Each of Ufaa's spaces will showcase a different taste of the Golden Age. The downstairs show kitchen will surprise and delight with an assortment of Shanghainese canapés, the second floor gallery dining will feature modern-day interpretations served à la carte style and the private dining room will see the resort's mixologists shake and stir a range of specially concocted cocktails inspired by the era

Specially designed by celebrity chef Jereme Leung, the menus will showcase traditional Chinese cooking. Drawing on the key five flavours of salty, spicy, sour, sweet and bitter, guests can feast on an array of dishes including double boiled chicken soup with mushroom, green vegetable and oven baked cod fillet in spicy sauce and Yunnan rose petal ice cream. Jereme will take centre stage during the event allowing guests to mix and mingle with a culinary maestro.

Grant Collins Launches New Innovative Cocktail Menu
Internationally renowned mixologist Grant Collins has curated an eclectic selection of cocktails featured at Rangali Bar and The Quiet Zone. Originally from the UK, Grant Collins has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards and accolades throughout his career, including Australian Liquor Industry's 'Bar Manager of the Year', 'Best New Bar' and 'Cocktail Bar of the Year Award'.

Taking inspiration from his childhood memories, the menus feature a playful assortment of cocktails with ingredients sourced from the resort's organic hydroponic garden. Offering an adult twist on childhood treats, the nostalgic menu includes the likes of orange sherbet mojito, candy floss berry sour and even a dedicated 'movie nights' cocktail served in a popcorn cup, made up of popcorn washed vodka and spiced cherry cola. Adopting the principles of molecular gastronomy, Grant Collins brings an innovative approach to Conrad Maldives by transforming ingredients such as rosemary and basil into sorbet and foams.  Orange sherbet and berry cotton candy are too made in house creating scientific theatrical flair in both bars.

Grant Collins is also behind the menu of Rangali Bar's Tiki pop-up, taking over the bar this summer. Inspired by the art, style and culture of the Caribbean, Hawaii, and South Pacific, guests can relax poolside with an exclusive cocktail list featuring Rangali Island twists on tropical favourites such as rum runners and hurricanes.

To learn more about or connect with Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, please visit www.conradmaldives.com or call +960 668-0629. For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit news.conradhotels.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contacts:
Kimberley Roberts
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
+65 9176 1744
kimberley.roberts@conradhotels.com

Anna Chadwick
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
+44 207 751 8010
anna@grifcopr.com

About Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Live your passionate self and stay inspired at the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Recently applauded Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards, Top 10 Resorts in the Indian Ocean and awarded 'Indian Ocean's leading resort', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Culinary Hotel' and 'Leading Hotel in the Indian Ocean' and inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame, in addition to "The Best Water Villas in the Maldives", "The Best Suites in the World"  "Best Spa Resort in the Maldives" and "Wine Spectator Best of Award for Excellence" for Vilu Restaurant and Bar", and recognized as having the "Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World" for Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives is the quintessence of resort destinations.

From navigating aquatic gardens, to discovering rare marine life, dining above and below the water and unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean at every turn, the resort features villas and suites tucked amongst natural greenery and dotted above the Indian Ocean, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, two spas and a curated collection of locally inspired experiences designed to connect adults and children with the charm of Maldivian culture.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an inspirational backdrop featuring intuitive service, infinite connections and a distinctive mix of experiences, activities and dining making it an unforgettable destination for couples and families to truly stay inspired.

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Dining Awards and Accolades
"Best Head Chef" Ufaa by Jereme Leung, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, 2016 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Continent Award
"Best Chinese Cuisine" - Ufaa by Jereme Leung, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, 2016 World Luxury Restaurant Award, Maldives Award "Leading F&B Hotel / Resort", Maldives Travel Awards, 2016
"Leading F&B Resort", South Asia Continent Award, South Asian Travel Awards, 2016
"Leading F&B Resort", Maldives Country Award, South Asian Travel Awards, 2016
"Best Culinary Experience, Continent Award", Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards, 2016

About Jereme Leung
As one of the most creative Asian pioneers of contemporary Chinese cuisines, Leung is an innovative chef who perfectly blends the concept of modern Chinese cuisines with classical Chinese provincial food. Taking inspiration from traditional recipes by working together with masters of Chinese classical regional cuisines, Leung's cuisines remain true to traditional Chinese cooking techniques while pushing the envelope in terms of style and presentation. In 2000 and again in 2008, Leung was honoured by The American Academy of Hospitality Science when they conferred upon him the Five Star Diamond Award, naming him one of the "World's Best Chefs" joining the ranks of other culinary luminaries including Charlie Trotter, Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Leung began his cooking career at the age of 13 in Hong Kong and is a specialist in all four schools of Chinese cooking - dim sum, barbecue, wok cooking and knife work.  Leung has honed his craft from his experiences from having worked and lived around the world, and working at some of Southeast Asia's renowned hotels. In 2003, Leung created his own restaurant concepts company Jereme Leung Concepts Limited, and is now expanding his repertoire by adding to Conrad Maldives's award-winning dining with the Ufaa by Jereme Leung.

About Grant Collins
Grant is the founder and Managing Director of cutting edge Sydney based international bar consultancy barsolutions and is one of the most sought after consultants in the world. Hailing from London, Grant has consulted all over the world, bringing with it global recognition. Grant has consulted far flung and wide including US, Bali, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia and the UK. Some of the famous bars include the multi award winning Ku-De-Ta in Bali, Potato Head in Jakarta and the internationally acclaimed Zeta Bar at Hilton Sydney which he successfully steered to be one of the most awarded and decorated cocktail bars in Australian bar history.Grant and the Rangali Bar team have created a fun and playful assortment of cocktails that are a twist on classic and aperitif style cocktails inspired by the lush tropical surroundings.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 32 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

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