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HAIKOU, CHINA – March 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s newly opened luxury golf resort located in the tropical paradise of “China’s Hawaii” elevates local culinary experiences to new levels. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou’s eclectic culinary repertoire draws inspiration from the island’s immersive culture to create a fresh perspective on fine dining.

While traditional Hainan cuisine, derived from the cooking styles of the peoples of Hainan province in China, takes on a lighter and more mildly seasoned approach, The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou selects the best local ingredients to innovate upon tradition with gastronomic concepts rich in flavor and whimsical in character.

“We are aiming to become the upscale trendsetter in the Haikou market by educating our guests with food knowledge, culture and etiquettes to redefine the concept of ‘luxury culinary arts’ and to create the #RCmemories# for guests,” said Mr. Puckseng Tang, Executive Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou.

Start the day off on the right palate at Terra all-day dining restaurant which offers a blend of Mediterranean, Italian, Southeast Asian, as well as regional Chinese cuisine through a bountiful buffet with live cooking stations. “Terra” means earth in Italian, which is a guiding light for the chefs to select only the freshest ingredients to intrigue diners from early breakfasts to dinner feasts.

To quench the thirst generated from the heat of the equator’s sunlight, a variety of freshly brewed Ice Teas can be chosen from at The Ritz-Carlton Bar and Lounge, where Afternoon Tea is served. Golfers may reinvigorate with a southern favorite: the half iced tea, half lemonade drink. Detoxifying properties of the Honey Rose tea utilize antioxidants of Pomegranate Juice and Black Tea to clear one’s mind after a trying day on the fairways.

For dinner, guests may indulge in luscious Cantonese cuisine at Tin Lung Heen serving a la carte as well as traditional dim sum. Whet the appetite with savory Smoked Salmon or Duck Breast Salad, before engaging in the signature dishes which include Stuffed Whole Baked Chicken served with Wild Mushrooms and Black Truffle, Double-Boiled Sea Conch with Matsutake Mushrooms Stock “Kung Fu” style, or Marinated Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Bamboo Charcoal. Those with a sweet tooth may satisfy their cravings with a Piña Colada Cheese Cake or perhaps a traditional Mango Pudding with Coconut Sago.

There may be no place more beautiful to watch a spectacular sunset overlooking the championship golf courses than at Flair – the stylish rooftop lounge featuring cozy seating areas, an open fire place, multiple bars and both private dining rooms and lounge areas.

Chefs have created a tantalizing menu of Asian tapas and seafood dishes that pair perfectly with handcrafted cocktails and single malts that pay homage to the heritage of golf. The Fairway cocktail is a must-try, mixing passion fruit, coconut and cucumber juice, sour mix, and milk foam for a smooth taste. Meanwhile, the Tin Cup cocktail combines whiskey, amaretto, Sambuca, Frangelico and black tea to hit the spot; and the Birdie is a perfectly brandy cocktail with Grand Marnier and Luxardo coffee to celebrate a victory.

“The concept for our food and beverage menus at The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou is tailored around our guests’ particular needs,” said Mr. Christopher Sommers, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou. “Whether it be a seasoned golfer or a familiar local looking to try something new, our hotel offers an elevated experience that goes beyond the routine orthodoxy to bring something new and exciting to the table.”

Recognizing the opportunity to innovate and reinvent age-old customs into something unique, Executive Chef Mr. Puckseng Tang brings his daring vision and years of experience with The Ritz-Carlton to craft inimitable recipes served with style. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou are in for a memorable epicurean discovery against the warm backdrop of the sought-after Hainan Island.