HONG KONG: a stunning meal at Petrus, Shangri-La


Petrus
Shangri-La Hotel (56th floor)
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd
Central
Hong Kong

PRICE: $$$$$
RATING:

I couldn’t not give Petrus a full 5 stars, because it nailed every single thing we wanted in a fine-dining meal.

Located on the 56th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, it boasts a spectacular view of Hong Kong city and the river. It was special to me because we had our honeymoon in the Shangri-La in the Maldives, so it was nice to have a dinner at Shangri-La Hong Kong.. though obviously the 2 had nothing in common apart from being the same hotel :P

Decorated like an ornate French castle, Petrus has huge crystal chandeliers from the ceilings, with black marble furnishings and gilded columns and statues. You’d think that it’d be a bit tacky, but since everything was so fine and intricate, they pulled it off and it all gave an atmosphere of total opulence and luxury. I loved the harp in the corner, it made for beautiful music and the lilting notes made you feel like you were up in the air in the clouds. Hurray for escaping from reality!

The service is….. perfect. Really. I normally have a sharp eye for service, but there was not one single thing that wasn’t perfect. The waiters were knowledgeable and polite, everything arrived in perfect timing, and we felt so indulged and looked after by their excellent staff.

It’s a Michelin 2-star restaurant, and it’s pretty obvious why. The food was sublime. Everything we ordered was spot-on and artfully arranged, there was literally nothing to complain about – and I usually find fault in expensive food ‘cos I always think it’s not worth the price ;) In this case, Petrus is incredibly expensive but I STILL think it’s worth the price, because of the way the food was cooked and the quality of the ingredients. Interestingly, they have one of the biggest restaurant wine cellars in the world – as evidenced by their 25+ page wine list (or should I say, book?), with some of the bottles going for US$30,000 and more, yeowch!

A wonderful dinner date and a fabulous way to see the pretty city lights of Hong Kong.


Up on the 56th floor of the Shangri-La

The dining room in Petrus, swiped from their website

They even provide a little bag stool for your precious hand bag!!!! Cute!!!

6 different sea salts from around the world – WOW.
And 3 different kinds of butter for your breads.

Crisp melba toast with white truffles and spinach cream.
It was like a fancy wafer. I loved it.

Crab, sea urchin and… something else. I forgot!
A bit strange and cold for my liking..

Duck liver confit, orange blossom cream and caramelised almonds, peppered tuille.
OMG THIS WAS GOOD. My favourite. Who can say no to foie gras, hrrrmmm!?!?!

Farm rabbit confit with young vegetables, saddle perfumed with earth & sea condiments.
Like very tender chicken. Was amazing and (according to Chris) better
than any other rabbit dish he’s had before.

Rabbit with sea clams and rabbit consomme.
Chris ate all of this and he said it was good ;)

Hokkaido bay scallops, seared duck liver, and Chinese cabbage with squid ink jus.
ARGHHH it was good! Fat juicy scallops, 3 big chunks of foie gras. Luscious.

Looking a bit bleary-eyed from the crazy shopping day.
I had an Australian white wine, Chris had a French red wine.

Coffee granita with cappuccino froth.
Delicate and delicious, this beats a regular coffee any day

Aaannddd… it’s FLAMBE time!

The flambe Crepe Suzette. It was perfect, that’s nothing else to say.

A tray of little cubed fruit, a bowl of chocolate truffles, and another tray of petit fours.

Enjoying the view of Hong Kong



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42 responses to HONG KONG: a stunning meal at Petrus, Shangri-La:

  1. The line of Shangri-La Singapore has one of the worst services ever.So glad u enjoy yourself over at the one in HKG. Anyway im gg to hkg in june too! Maybe i should just go dating with HB at this place!

    • beverly says:

      I thought the SG one was good? At least it was whenever I go, thankfully!

      The HK one is in a league of its own though.. and a lot better than the SG one imho.. I prefer it. You TOTALLY should go for a dinner at Petrus, I reckon you’ll like it!

      • Don’t compare Line versus Petrus! Compare Blu! Blu at Shang is almost comparable. But of course Petrus is much more established. Better chefs for sure. But if you must compare, it ought to be Iggy’s versus Petrus. Heeeee.

  2. oh_ayana says:

    mmm scallops

    I love the bowl with all the salts! Too cute

  3. tiffanyx says:

    such a pretty place!

    im more interested in your loots! *grinss*

  4. cenedrah says:

    I’m so jealous! Everything looks so luscious!
    Btw, your hair is always so gorgeous; is it permed (what kind) or do you use a hair curler?

    • beverly says:

      Are you being serious?! I stared at your comment for a full 10 seconds cos I can’t stand my hair, lol! It’s ceramic permed (but 4-months ago) and I can’t stand it cos it goes frizzy. I covet soft luscious waves/curls but somehow it just doesn’t behave :P

  5. drshree says:

    LOL! I can just imagine a little stool just for my not so cute bag!!!

    The place looks lovely and I’m sure after a hectic day of shopping (and walking), it must have really felt like being in the clouds with the atmosphere the place exudes!!!

    • beverly says:

      Very true! It’s exactly why we loved it… nice escaping reality for a bit and being pampered after going bonkers walking all day ;)

  6. The line of Shangri-La Singapore has one of the worst services ever.So glad u enjoy yourself over at the one in HKG. Anyway im gg to hkg in june too! Maybe i should just go dating with HB at this place!

    • beverly says:

      I thought the SG one was good? At least it was whenever I go, thankfully!

      The HK one is in a league of its own though.. and a lot better than the SG one imho.. I prefer it. You TOTALLY should go for a dinner at Petrus, I reckon you’ll like it!

      • Don’t compare Line versus Petrus! Compare Blu! Blu at Shang is almost comparable. But of course Petrus is much more established. Better chefs for sure. But if you must compare, it ought to be Iggy’s versus Petrus. Heeeee.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Love your bag!

    This is quite the restaurant, very jealous. It’s obvious by the butter and salt that they know how to make every meal special.

    It was interesting to see your pics of the shops and food stores. Looks very much like the few USA Chinatown neighborhoods that exist.

  8. oh_ayana says:

    mmm scallops

    I love the bowl with all the salts! Too cute

  9. tiffanyx says:

    such a pretty place!

    im more interested in your loots! *grinss*

  10. cenedrah says:

    I’m so jealous! Everything looks so luscious!
    Btw, your hair is always so gorgeous; is it permed (what kind) or do you use a hair curler?

    • beverly says:

      Are you being serious?! I stared at your comment for a full 10 seconds cos I can’t stand my hair, lol! It’s ceramic permed (but 4-months ago) and I can’t stand it cos it goes frizzy. I covet soft luscious waves/curls but somehow it just doesn’t behave :P

  11. drshree says:

    LOL! I can just imagine a little stool just for my not so cute bag!!!

    The place looks lovely and I’m sure after a hectic day of shopping (and walking), it must have really felt like being in the clouds with the atmosphere the place exudes!!!

    • beverly says:

      Very true! It’s exactly why we loved it… nice escaping reality for a bit and being pampered after going bonkers walking all day ;)

  12. berlinlee says:

    nice view!! and both of you look great!!! :)

  13. The stool is such a clever idea.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love your bag!

    This is quite the restaurant, very jealous. It’s obvious by the butter and salt that they know how to make every meal special.

    It was interesting to see your pics of the shops and food stores. Looks very much like the few USA Chinatown neighborhoods that exist.

  15. berlinlee says:

    nice view!! and both of you look great!!! :)

  16. The stool is such a clever idea.

  17. The melba toast looks so delish! Everything does. :) Just incredible. And that little stool!

  18. The melba toast looks so delish! Everything does. :) Just incredible. And that little stool!

  19. daitaomay says:

    I adore your handbag how much did you get it for? Do you know where I still could buy a new one?

  20. daitaomay says:

    I adore your handbag how much did you get it for? Do you know where I still could buy a new one?

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