I’m still recovering from my epic foodie adventure to Hong Kong, where I had the pleasure of dining at all but one of the city’s three-Michelin-starred restaurants and most of the two-starred ones. I had a really wide range of meals, all unique and all quite delicious in their own way. I stepped way, way, way out of my normal comfort zone and experienced so many new and different tastes.
I’ll be writing about each meal and experience and also in more detail about the whole adventure but wanted to just write a few overview posts about my amazing schedule. The foodie adventure started with another wonderful Business Class flight aboard Cathay Pacific. I flew their Business Class service with delicious food, fine wine and a seat that becomes a nice flat bed for sleeping. After a glass of Champagne Deutz Brut Classic, dinner was a seared USDA choice beef tenderloin, prepared perfectly, with sauteed brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes, with a black kale and potato puree and a mushroom sauce. Then after a nice sleep, I had a midnight snack of Cambozola and Cabernet-soaked cheddar cheeses with pork salut crackers and a bit of quince paste, with more good wine.
I arrived in Hong Kong at one of my two favorite places to stay, the luxurious Kowloon Shangri-La (my other favorite is the Island Shangri-La). The Kowloon Shangri-La, right on the waterfront, offers beautiful views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, along with attentive, personal service. I checked into my Horizon Club, Harbourview room and just enjoyed the postcard-like view. I visit Hong Kong a lot and my one regret is I don’t have more time to just relax in the Shangri-La and take-in the beautiful view.
After checking into the Shangri-La, I headed over to the legendary Peninsula Hong Kong for their iconic afternoon tea.
After a very nice tea in the lobby, I headed back to the Shangri-La (via one of the Peninsula’s luxurious green Phantoms) and then later ended the day with a wonderful Cantonese dinner at Shang Palace, the Kowloon Shangri-La’s amazing, two-Michelin-starred restaurant.