Gaddi's at The Peninsula Hong Kong offers a decadent dining experience
1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2696 6763
AMBIENCE There is a striking blue and gold theme throughout, from the carpeting to the tableware. The glamorous décor is enhanced by the glitzy chandeliers, tabletop candles and tuxedo-clad waiters. The tables are well spaced.
WHO TO BRING Guests to impress.
COST HK$2,500 per head for a three-course meal with a glass of wine.
TURN-ONS The waiter brought over two large white alba truffles to entice our palates, and it worked. We started with the deliciously creamy Orzo pasta risotto with generous shavings of the aromatic white alba, and the poached organic egg with mashed potatoes and white truffle presented in a transparent bird's nest plate which looked amazing. For mains, we shared the recommended signature wagyu beef sirloin baked in an herbed-horseradish salt pastry with confit potatoes and wild mushrooms for two. The pastry is not for consumption, but rather a way of sealing in the beef juices and allowing the herbs to absorb into the meat. The dish was delicious - the wagyu was tender and juicy with a perfect blend of herbs and seasoning. For dessert, we were recommended the marinated raspberries in their own juice with lemon whipped cream and green apple sherbet, and the pink grapefruit and agave nectar with seasonal fresh fruits and basil sherbet, which were both light and refreshing. We ended with tea and a selection of Peninsula chocolates - we loved the sea salt and caramel.
TURN-OFFS The high price, but you get what you pay for - excellent food, service and ambience.
DRINKS There is an extensive wine list, but we tried The Peninsula's own brand of red.