Shangri-La Hotel (56th floor)
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd
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