For the past 90 years, The Peninsula has watched the development of Hong Kong unfold, and has often played a significant role in the city’s history. That story, and the essence of the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East”, is today chronicled in the Heritage and Archive Room. The room will be the starting point for The Peninsula’s all-new ‘Culinary Journey’, where delectable canapés will be served with historical wonders, before guests are whisked off to Felix, Spring Moon and Gaddi’s.
Formerly known as the Music Room in celebration of another timeless element of the hotel’s history, the Archive Room features a fascinating array of historical records and artifacts that span the entirety of The Peninsula’s 90-year existence, including a memorial plate inscribed with Chesa’s anniversary menu created as a gift for VIP guests; a series of handmade menus from Asia’s original French fine-dining restaurant, Gaddi’s, featuring characters dressed in traditional Chinese clothing; tableware created exclusively for The Peninsula by world-renowned brands such as Bernardaud of France and Steelite of England; and a printed programme commemorating the 1997 Handover that features a pearl in reference to Hong Kong’s colonial-era nickname, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’. And no archive of The Peninsula would be complete without some champagne. Over the years The Peninsula has collaborated with a number of illustrious champagne brands – to create bespoke bottles engraved with the outline of the hotel’s iconic exterior.
Since it first started in 2003, the ‘Culinary Journey’ has been taking guests on a gastronomic odyssey through four of The Peninsula’s highly acclaimed restaurants in one evening. The Peninsula’s all-new ‘Culinary Journey’ will feature the following gourmet creations at respective destinations:
Heritage and Archive Room
Amid the room’s historical wonders
served with a glass of Peninsula Champagne
Duck liver terrine with raspberry coulis on brioche chips
Air-dried beef tartar in tartlet
Brie cheese and truffle layer
The avant-garde Philippe Starck-designed restaurant featuring sublime wraparound views of Victoria Harbour
Smoked Salmon Confit with Basil Crust and Horseradish Cream
Green Pea and Lettuce Soup with Crispy Pancetta
The Peninsula’s stunningly decorated Michelin-starred Cantonese fine-dining restaurant
Stir-fried organic Hungarian mangalica pork with wild mushrooms, spicy shrimp paste
Garoupa and abalone roll with black bean sauce
The Peninsula’s gastronomic legend that has been serving flawless French cuisine paired with the finest wines since 1953
Le pigeon Vendéen rôti, purée de céleri et truffe
Roasted Vendeen pigeon with celeriac purée and truffle
La sphère chocolat, banane caramélisée et glace beurre de cacahuète
Chocolate sphere with caramelised banana and peanut butter ice cream
Le café ou les thés exclusifs du Peninsula
Coffee or proprietary Peninsula Teas
Priced at HK$ 1,928 + 10% service charge, The Peninsula’s all-new ‘Culinary Journey’ will offer a unique dining experience. For enquiries and reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 2696 6693.