China Halloween Dinner
Bailliage of Shanghai
Shanghai, October 31, 2020
At Club 33, Shanghai Disneyland
" an exclusive view of Disney's spectacular fireworks and laser projection show "

“The ultimate exclusive dining experience at Club 33 with the delights of Halloween night at Disneyland.”

On this spooky Halloween evening, the Bailliage hosted a costumed dinner at Club 33 within Shanghai Disneyland. Out of all the Disney parks around the world, Club 33 is full of mysterious sophistication. Dressed in special costumes and makeup 74 members participated in this fantastic, exciting evening.

We gathered on Club 33’s terrace, facing the Disney castle with a beautiful sunset backdrop over the theme park. After a group photo, the welcome party began with Henri Giraud ‘Blanc de Craie’ Champagne, paired with a great selection of savoury canapés. We officially started dinner early at 5pm - timed to link in with the park’s special firework shows and parade.

Bailli Délégué Allen Wong greeted everyone with the traditional Chaîne introduction. Food and Beverage Director at Shanghai Disney Resort, Conseiller Culinaire Alan Orreal, introduced the menu he had created as well as the wine pairings he had selected for this fabulous evening. Without a doubt, Alan is one of the most celebrated culinary professionals in the world today. His style can be described as modern global cuisine which reflects the dynamic, borderless outlook to his menus and gourmet designs.

The dinner was separated into three parts with two breaks. The first break allowed members and guests to enjoy an exclusive view of Disney’s spectacular fireworks and laser projection show. The second break featured a special Halloween show which included fantastic floats and Disney characters who paraded below the Club’s second floor terrace.

MENU

“Amuse bouche”
Mediterranean-style mackerel
cheese asparagus soup

King fish sashimi, caviar, homemade aioli
Chablis 2018 - Domaine Séguinot-Bordet

Glazed Asian flavour ox tongue
celeriac purée, crisp shallots, buckwheat
Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand

Roasted garlic soup with scallop
chestnuts, Medjool dates, tomato essence, cheese foam
Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand

Pan-fried South Pacific silver cod
green korma purée, yogurt sago, crispy cod skin, fruits compote
Skywalker Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012
Marin County, California

Roasted rack of New Zealand venison
caramelized oats, parsnip purée, parsnip confit
Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘La Mysteriale’ 2016
Maison de Grand Esprit

Warm cheese with red wine pear and brioche
Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘La Mysteriale’ 2016
Maison de Grand Esprit

Lemon noir
Inniskillin ‘Gold’ Vidal Ice Wine Oak-aged 2017 - Canada

Chocolate show for coffee and tea

During the dessert course, the Club 33 staff surprised one of our members, Chester Lee, with a birthday cake to honour her special day. Chester was dressed as Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Bringing this spectacular evening to a close, Bailli Délégué Allen Wong and Bailli of Shanghai, Echo Ren, presented Alan Orreal and his team with a Bailliage Commemorative Plaque in appreciation and recognition of their hard work in making such a fantastic culinary plan a reality.

The magical Halloween night ended with a happily-ever-after viewing of a second spectacular fireworks show, accompanied by a water fountain and laser light show surrounding the castle.

Our members were overwhelmed by the atmosphere, surrounding sights, sounds and tastes of this magical culinary event. Definitely a great evening to remember!

Vive la Chaîne!

Michelle Yi Sun
Vice-Chargée de Presse