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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay welcomes two new chefs to its team of inspired culinary craftsmen

Updated: 2018-10-02 12:38:09

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay adds some sparks to its brilliant culinary team, with the recent arrival of two new talents, bringing expansive experiences from renowned Michelin-Star restaurants:


Edi Zhu to lead Pearl Chinese signature restaurant as Executive Chinese Chef – Edi Zhu began his humble career in Beijing. Over the years of intense finessing his craft, Edi deepened his interest in exploring the classic and modern Cantonese cuisine. His passion for food arts and foreign culture took him further to Amsterdam where he could demonstrate his talent outside of China, before returning back.



From 2012 onwards, Chef Edi associated closely with the Corporate Chef of two renowned Michelin Star restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai. During his tenure with the same group at several authentic Chinese restaurants in Shenzhen, Zhejiang Haining, and Shanghai, Chef Edi Zhu held several senior positions, which afforded him the opportunity to develop a wide skill set in Chinese cuisine.


By exploring and reinventing the noblest ingredients, while incorporating new ideas to his cuisine, Chef Edi has developed a unique palette and style, yet retaining the originality that is fundamental to Cantonese cuisine. In his new role, Chef Edi Zhu will continue revisiting regional Chinese cuisines, inspired by the unique and providential nature of Hainan island.


Razvan Cublesan joins as Italian Chef de Cuisine for Sofia restaurant – Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay can also look forward to discovering one of the rising stars of Italian & Mediterranean cuisine, with the arrival of Chef Razvan Cublesan. A graduate of the International School of Italian Cuisine in Alma – Italy, and York College in the United Kingdom, Razvan brings onboard his passion and deeply rooted acumen of Italian cuisine.



Razvan worked his way up at a string of exceptional restaurants across Europe, honoring Italian regional staples at San Benedetto; creating fusion cuisine under La Pergola – an iconic three Michelin-Star restaurant in the capital city of Rome; and Mediterranean fine dining at Gusto restaurant in Algarve, Portugal – where Chef Razvan Cublesan contributed to the restaurant’s first Michelin-Star accolade.


As he settles for the first time of his precocious career in Sanya – China, Chef Razvan is looking forward to combining influences from the Mediterranean region and inspirations from the unique ingredients of Hainan tropical coastline. Here, Razvan will be able to create incomparable Italian haute cuisine, by providing a narrative of his island exploration for the delight of both locals and guests traveling from afar.


With the presence of such exceptional chefs who count many Michelin Stars and accolades between them, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay are sure to rejoice in some memorable dining experiences ahead of National Day holidays, including:


·Hele Crab menu at Pearl signature Chinese restaurant – Hele crab is one of Hainan’s not-to-miss specialties. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay will enjoy it at its freshest during this crab season, with the hotel’s selection of house wines. Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner.


·Lunch by the Mediterranean Sea at Sofia Italian restaurant – Sofia restaurant allows diners to discover creative cuisine influenced by the Mediterranean region with this four-course lunch, including baked seafood salad, sweet purple potato soup, pan-fried flank steak, and Hainan coconut mango sago. Sofia Italian restaurant is opened daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


About The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay

Situated on an exclusive site along Yalong Bay in Hainan Province, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay provides expansive views of the South China Sea and features 450 guest rooms, suites and private villas with private swimming pools. Guests will also enjoy a spa of 2,788sqm designed by ESPA and 7 restaurants and lounges that offer scenic views of the lagoon and the ocean. In addition, a 1,700sqm meeting space designed for meetings, conferences and special social events consisted by a grand ballroom of 910sqm, 8 function rooms and a Business Center is also available. A waterfront wedding chapel will be the backdrop for intimate ceremonies.



The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay
Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya 三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区
Reservations: +86 (0) 898-8898 8888