The Leela Palace New Delhi appoints new head chef for Megu – Chef Shimomura

Chef Shimomura

New Delhi – 5 April 2019 – The Leela Palace New Delhi is delighted to announce the appointment of Shimomura Kazuya as the new Head Chef of the award-winning modern Japanese restaurant Megu.

Backed with twenty-six years of rich culinary experience, Chef Shimomura is set to bring intense excitement, exquisite technique, and perfectly balanced flavours to discerning diners at Megu.

Commenting on the appointment, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said: “We are pleased to welcome Chef Shimomura to our modern palace. In his new role, Shimomura will head the Megu team and elevate the modern Japanese dining experience further. I am sure, with his signature style and natural flair he will not only charter new culinary heights but also excel in the fine dining segment in the city.’’

A dynamic chef, Shimomura has garnered acclaim for his seamless integration of modern and traditional Japanese cuisine and has effectively created an inimitable repertoire by working in globally recognized kitchens of Hinokizaka at Ritz Carlton Tokyo and in the Michelin starred restaurant Mizumi at Wynn Macau.

In his initial years, Shimomura mastered the art of Tempura and acquired the skill of curating Kaiseki –a sought-after traditional multi-course Japanese style dinner. Kaiseki is opulence of perfection rather than wealth. His desire to create the perfect dish each time helped him to excel the art of designing the most exquisite meals.

Shimomura loves to experiment with sensory perceptions of sound, sight, and smell while whipping some exotic delectable platters and what best, he is most comfortable spinning his magic at the live kitchen counter where guests can watch the thrill of his cooking techniques.

About The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace, and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister’s office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.