The holidays at The Peninsula Hong Kong were always extravagant events, steeped in grandeur and opulence. This year, the hotel’s festivities include commemorating the 70th anniversary of the renowned Michelin-starred French restaurant Gaddi’s, a whimsical ride on the Peninsula Express inspired by the beloved Christmas fairy tale, a charitable Teas of Hope campaign with Make-A-Wish-Foundation, and an array of exquisite delicacies and experiences.
As much as the Peninsula is a landmark, which has defined Hong Kong’s skyline for decades, so is Gaddi’s a mark of culinary excellence. In recent decades, Gaddi’s has only achieved new heights – including Michelin-star accolades for the past four consecutive years. Over the years, Gaddi’s continued to reach new heights, garnering prestigious accolades such as Michelin stars for four consecutive years. For the special 70th anniversary Gala Dinner, Executive Sous Chef Albin Gobil and his team of talented chefs meticulously crafted a 7-course menu that pays tribute to the restaurant’s rich history.
And the feast promises to rival the Romanov Tercentenary in its grandeur. A selection of sumptuous dishes, like Kaviari Daurikus Caviar with Tsar Nikolai Balik Salmon and Potato Blinis, Double-boiled Aubrac Oxtail Consommé in Crust with Bone Marrow and Black Périgord Truffle, Dover Sole Filet à la Dieppoise with Bouchot Mussels, Prawns, and Celeriac, Rhug Estate Roe Deer Saddle with Caramelised Shallots and a heap more will be paired with exquisite wines and champagnes, including Domaine Remoissenet Père & Fils Vosne-Romanée 1953 – in commemoration of the year that Gaddi’s first opened.
To honour the restaurant’s aesthetic tradition, the Gala Dinner will be graced with a stunning live music performance by pianist and recording artist Carol Yu. Accompanied by the illustrious Steinway grand piano from Hong Kong’s prestigious Tom Lee Music, Ms. Yu will transport guests back in time to 1953, when both the restaurant and music store were founded. As keepsakes of this extraordinary evening, attendees will receive three treasures: a rare vinyl record of The Keymen’s legendary 1966 album, Live at Gaddi’s; an embroidered menu harkening back to days of old; and a delectable mini cake adorned with Gaddi’s logo, ready to be savoured at home.
The gastronomic feast at Gaddi’s is but one part of Peninsula’s extravagant festive programme. Celebrating the Grand Dame’s enduring 95 years of service to Hong Kong, the hotel opened its doors to a splendid holiday season on November 23rd. A heart-warming Festive Concert marked the beginning – a charming tale of a young boy’s voyage aboard The Peninsula Express in search of the true meaning of Christmas, told through delightful melodies, harmonious songs, and lively dance performances. This year’s story was aptly titled “An Enchanting Journey Continues – Aboard The Peninsula Express”, promising an unforgettable experience for all.
And, of course, there are more surprises that Peninsula has prepared for the holiday season. The venerated Felix restaurant, located on the 28th floor, welcomes guests with a creative cocktail menu, while Michelin-starred Spring Moon’s culinary wizards dazzle with seasonal Cantonese concoctions. And what better way to spend a chilly afternoon than to enjoy a sumptuous fondue at the chalet-style Swiss restaurant Chesa?
Once again, the Grande Dame is set to dazzle whoever is fortunate enough to find themselves in her lofty halls with a cornucopia of festive experiences.
Post source: Prestige Online