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.

Hong Kong Four Seasons
Hong Kong is one of my favorite places to visit

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.

Business class cathay pacific
Enjoying dinner aboard Cathay Pacific
Candy on cathay pacific
Great chocolate selection after dinner
SLeeping in business class
Ready for bed in Cathay Pacific’s Business Class

 

Cheese and snacks on plane
My midnight snack with a glass of 2010 Chateau Cap L’Ousteau

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.

Kowloon Shangri-La view
View of Hong Kong Island from my room
Breakfast with view of Hong KOng
View of Hong Kong as I eat breakfast in the Horizon Club lounge

After checking into the Shangri-La, I headed over to the legendary Peninsula Hong Kong for their iconic afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea at Peninsula Hong Kong
The cake selection at the Peninsula Hong Kong’s afternoon tea
Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong
Enjoying afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong
Peninsula HOng Kong Rolls Royce
Getting a ride in one of the Peninsula’s Rolls-Royce Phantoms

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.

Lobster at Shang Palace
Wok-fried lobster and Teachew noodles with white peppercorn
Braised crab claw with bird's nest
Braised crab claw stuffed with Imperial bird’s nest and sea urchin, served in supreme broth
Shang Palace Hong Kong
Enjoying the wine pairing with Shangi-La’s International Festival of Gastronomy tasting dinner at Shang Palace