The Brunch Series: GADDI’S at The Peninsula Hong Kong

If you’re trying to impress (or are celebrating) and want to splash out on fine dining, this is the place to go. Let me give you my verdict before getting into the details: the setting wasn’t fantastic (it was a bit too stifled and overly ornate for me), but the food was excellent – superior quality ingredients and just-right portions. Service was of course impeccable – you can’t expect less from a 5-star hotel. I felt the staff was genuinely helpful and happy though!

2ND SUNDAY – LEGENDARY TABLESIDE SERVICE AT GADDI’S

Price: HK$1,953 (subject to 10% service charge) per person.

Available on the second Sunday of each month, Gaddi’s celebrates its Diamond Jubilee as the first fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong. Chef Rémi van Peteghem created a commemorative eight-course Diamond Jubilee degustation menu to mark this milestone…

Apparently Chef van Peteghem  is a health nut and so he came up with figure-friendly reinterpretations of French classics. Take our first course, for example:

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Tartare de tomates multicolores, mousse d’eau de tomate coeur de boeuf et sorbet a la tomate green zebra

Translation: Colorful tomato tartar with beef heart tomato juice mousse

I was told the chef is a ‘wholesome food’ buff but this was a bit “too healthy” for me. I appreciate his vision, but despite the fancy description it was like diced cold tomatoes… don’t worry, though, the rest of the food was lovely so this was definitely an aberration.

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Terrine de foie gras de canard de Landes, cerises cuites et crues

Translation: Duck terrine from Landes with cooked and fresh cherries

The best foie gras I’ve ever had. Ultra-fine and all concentrated richness, I don’t think you’ll find anything better. It was perfect with the sweet and lightly crunchy brioche toast as well. MMM. I should’ve asked for some extra toast to go with the dish but I was trying to save space in my stomach.

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Blanc de turbot sauvage du Guilvinec, gnocchi a la ciboulette et sauce au vin rouge

Translation: Wild Guilvinec turbot, chive gnocchi and red wine sauce

Their best main course, hands down. The gnocchi and greens added such a good dimension to the texture of the meal, and the wine sauce made it so savoury and eliminated any fish-taste the dish might have had.

Selle d'agneau du Limousin farcie, pomme de terre confite et truffe noire de Tasmanie

Selle d’agneau du Limousin farcie, pomme de terre confite et truffe noire de Tasmanie

Translation: Stuffed Limousin lamb saddle, confit potatoes, and Tasmanian black truffle

Great lamb (perfectly done, no blood but incredibly tender), and I love potatoes, but the black truffle stuffed into the lamb was a bit overpowering. I had to leave some on the side of my plate.

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Myrtilles jubile, sobet au yaourt

Translation:

Flambeed blueberries with yoghurt sherbet

They flambeed the blueberries at our tableside in a flaming show – but it’s not all bark and no bite – the dessert was perfect! Light, cool, sweet and fruity. They have cherries sometimes depending on the season. Mmm!!

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When they placed this in front of my table, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Lemon meringue, raspberry tart, and raspberry-filled chocolate from the Peninsula’s in-house Belgian chocolatier. I had to eat them all.

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Lunch features the three-course Gaddi’s Lunch Menu (HK$ 458), including one glass of house wine.  In addition to an extensive à la carte menu, the Gaddi’s Dinner Menu of five courses at HK$ 1,588 or HK$ 2,588 with wine is also available.  The Gaddi’s Band plays music for dancing in the evenings for guests who enjoy an elegant dinner and dance.

Gaddi’s’ Signature Dishes are:

  • Roasted pigeon with Muscovado crust, its stuffed leg and baby carrots
  • Roasted lobster with variations of small beetroots and lobster cappuccino
  • Scallop carpaccio with lime skin and oyster mousse, Aquitaine caviar  

Opening Hours:            Lunch               12 noon – 2:30 pm                   Daily

                                    Dinner              7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dress Code:                 Lunchtime : Business Casual    

                                    Evening : Jackets for gentlemen

No jeans, flip-flops, beach sandals and plastic footwear.  Additionally for gentlemen, full-length trousers only and no sleeveless shirt.

Reservations:                (852) 2696 6763         or         E-mail: diningphk@peninsula.com

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One thought on “The Brunch Series: GADDI’S at The Peninsula Hong Kong

  1. Shabalala NZinkhozi says:

    Better have a good meal before you go though! Typical French cuisine – you have to look under the pea on you plate to find the food! Amazingly artistic but certainly not a hearty meal.

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