Bringing warm weather and cool breezes, spring is well and truly in the air in Hong Kong, and The Peninsula is celebrating the season’s arrival with a selection of delightful new dessert offers. Featuring an array of exquisitely crafted treats in a rainbow of vibrant hues, “Springtime Is Sweeter” at The Peninsula Hong Kong captures the effervescent spirit of the season to palate-pleasing perfection.
At Gaddi’s, The Peninsula’s legendary French fine-dining restaurant is welcoming springtime by introducing a special dessert tray as part of its weekend set lunch menu from April onwards. Spectacularly presented at the end of the meal on a silver platter so large that it requires two staff to carry it to the table, the Gaddi’s Dessert Tray features six delectable dishes that are sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.
The desserts on offer include, but are not limited to, Caramel choux puff with yuzu cremeux; tangy Mango compote with Malibu cream; refreshing Champagne jelly with fresh grapes and fromage blanc mousse; Marinated strawberries with strawberry jelly and pistachio cream; indulgent Dark chocolate cremeux with hazelnut feuilletine and milk chocolate Chantilly; and a creamy Mt. Blanc with kumquat compote. Guests can choose their dessert of choice from the tray, ensuring the sweetest of endings to a memorable meal.
Gaddi’s four-course weekend lunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays, priced at HK$ 638*.
Over at Chesa, The Peninsula’s much-loved Swiss restaurant is paying homage to the season by offering guests the opportunity to enjoy two classic desserts served tableside with a touch of theatrical élan.
With its distinctive Alpine lodge décor, ever-welcoming atmosphere and tempting menu of comfort-food classics, Chesa has been a popular choice for celebrations and special occasions since it opened as Hong Kong’s first and only Swiss restaurant in 1965, and the new desserts introduced in time for spring carry on this fine tradition with aplomb.
Dessert is always a grand affair at Chesa, with the intricately crafted chocolate Swiss Chalet an all-time favourite among the restaurant’s many regulars. Now, guests at Chesa have two more equally impressive options to end their authentic Swiss meal experience on a sweet note.
Putting a luxurious twist on a dessert classic, the Soufflé chaud au Grand Marnier is the perfect combination of sumptuous flavours and airy texture, making it a wonderfully light dish to share for up to four guests at the end of an indulgent meal. For a real showstopper, however, look no further than Omelette Surprise, a baked Alaska ice cream cake with flamed meringue. A breath-taking rendition of the delicacy that dates back to the late 19th century, this dessert is large enough for four to six people to share and is set alight at tableside, serving as a dramatic ending to any meal.
The Hot Grand Marnier soufflé and Baked Alaska are available at Chesa during April, May and June, priced at HK$ 380* and HK$ 720* respectively.
Last but by no means least, The Peninsula’s world-famous Afternoon Tea celebrates the season with a new collection of alluring sweet treats. Colourful and eye-catching to match the feel of the season, the enticing new confectionaries on offer include the Apple mousse tart; the Cappuccino chocolate cup; Peach and ginger shortbread; Buckwheat teacake; and Coffee truffles.
Served in The Peninsula’s iconic Lobby, the Afternoon Tea Set is available from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily, priced at HK$ 368* for one and HK$ 658* for two guests.
*Subject to 10% service charge