The perfect location for a romantic rendezvous on any day of the year, The Peninsula Hong Kong is bringing an extra touch of sparkle to St. Valentine’s Day 2017 with an alluring array of celebratory menus and delectable promotions.
Giving guests the rare opportunity to see a pair of master chefs at work before enjoying a special St. Valentine’s Day lunch menu, The Peninsula is offering unique cooking classes with two of its most acclaimed culinary talents, Gaddi’s Chef Xavier Boyer and Executive Pastry Chef Frank Haasnoot. Taking place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February 2017 only, this will be the first time that the two chefs have ever come together to host a cooking class.
The experience begins at 9:30 am with a hearty buffet breakfast before a cooking demonstration by the two chefs with the theme of St. Valentine’s in Paris – The City of Love. During the demonstration, each chef will prepare two dishes that reflect their respective culinary philosophies, while The Peninsula’s beverage manager will also be on hand to mix a celebratory cocktail. Chef Boyer will showcase some of the techniques that he uses to create his “modern classic” masterpieces at The Peninsula’s famed French fine-dining restaurant, while Chef Haasnoot will display the expert chocolatier skills that saw him named world champion at the prestigious World Chocolate Masters Competition in 2011. The cooking class will then be followed by a sumptuous lunch at 12:00 pm, either in the Garden Suite (10 February) or Gaddi’s (11 February).
Open to both hotel guests and members of the public, this special Valentine’s experience is priced at HK$ 1,380 per person per class and can be booked by calling +852 2696 6693 or e-mailing email@example.com.
St. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Felix
With its avant-garde décor courtesy of maverick French designer Philippe Starck and unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour, there are few more impressive settings for a Valentine’s Day meal than Felix. This year, The Peninsula’s fêted 28th-floor restaurant and bar is celebrating with a five-course St. Valentine’s Day dinner that includes Challans duck and duck liver terrine with rhubarb compote and chip; sautéed bacon-wrapped Hokkaido scallops with black truffle cream braised spinach gnocchi; and poached Boston lobster with diced vegetables and marinière sauce. For the main course, diners have a choice between the enticing French turbot and shrimp mousse pie with Choron sauce or the expertly grilled Japanese A5 beef striploin with shallot-vinegar sauce and fricassee mushrooms in a potato case. Dessert is always a spectacular affair at Felix, and the St. Valentine’s menu climaxes with Pink Diamond, a playfully plated dish of pomegranate jelly and raspberry chocolate mousse with Sakura ice cream, followed by coffee or Peninsula teas and petits fours.
The Felix St. Valentine’s Day menu is available on 13 and 14 February 2017 only, is priced at HK$ 3,688 per couple (+10% service charge) and includes two glasses of Champagne served during dessert.
St. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gaddi’s
With a reputation for culinary finesse that stretches back to 1953, Gaddi’s has been one of the most coveted St. Valentine’s Day reservations in Hong Kong for more than six decades. The much-loved French fine-dining restaurant continues that proud tradition with a special five-course St. Valentine’s Day dinner menu that demonstrates Chef Xavier Boyer’s creative take on Gallic cuisine to its fullest. The menu begins with Kristal caviar on a carrot mousseline with sea urchin, followed by Brittany scallop baked in its shell with young vegetables, and then poached turbot with truffle and celeriac. An indulgent main course of Scottish venison and duck liver pithiviers with truffle sauce precedes a delightful dessert of yuzu crémeux, lime and Champagne ice cream with yoghurt siphon and Champagne jelly, with coffee or Peninsula teas accompanied by Valentine’s chocolates and petits fours on hand to round out a memorable meal.
The Gaddi’s St. Valentine’s Day menu is available on 13 and 14 February 2017 only, is priced at HK$ 4,488 per couple (+10% service charge) and includes two glasses of Champagne served during dessert.
Artisanal Chocolates Hand-delivered by Pageboys
Nothing says romance quite like handmade chocolates, and The Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to add a touch of sweetness to this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, with award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Frank Haasnoot creating a selection of exquisitely wrought confectionaries to light up the most romantic day of the year.
Handcrafted in the hotel’s famous Chocolate Room by Haasnoot and his team are a collection of “haute couture” artisanal chocolates, each with its own unique look and flavour inspired by a variety of gemstones. Priced at HK$ 1,800 per box, these edible works of art will be hand-delivered to the sender’s beloved by a Peninsula pageboy on 13 or 14 February 2017 only.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis, these limited-edition Valentine’s Day artisanal chocolates can be ordered by telephone on +852 2696 6694 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org from 14 January 2017 onwards.
Romantic Dining Menus
Having played host to countless special occasions and memorable dinners over the years, The Peninsula’s array of much-loved restaurants will once again be making Valentine’s Day dreams come true with a variety of tempting set menus. Priced on a per-couple basis, the following menus are available on 14 February 2017 only, with the exception of Felix and Gaddi’s, which will also be served on 13 February. Particularly noteworthy is the opportunity to dine at The Pool, a venue that is open to the public just once a year. Offering spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, the Roman-style swimming pool is one of the city’s most romantic spots and a magical setting for a Valentine’s Day tryst.
Location Price Dress Code For Reservations
Gaddi’s HK$ 4,488 (five courses) Jackets for +852 2696 6763
Felix HK$ 2,788 (three courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6778
– from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
HK$ 3,688 (five courses)
– from 8:00 pm onwards
The Pool HK$ 3,488 (five courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6616
The Verandah HK$ 2,688 (buffet) Smart Casual +852 2696 6766
HK$ 818 per child
Chesa HK$ 3,188 (four courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6769
Spring Moon À la carte menu Smart Casual +852 2696 6760
The Lobby HK$ 1,588 (four courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6772
Imasa HK$ 2,888 (eight courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6715
All of the prices listed above are on a per-couple basis and are subject to 10% service charge. Each menu includes one glass of Champagne per person, which will be served with dessert.