28 May Hong Kong | Michelin Starred Caprice
I apologize for the extreme backlog of my Hong Kong travel journal as currently I’m juggling between my day job, Instagram and house building at the same time. In this post I would like to share my fantastic Michelin dining experience in Four Seasons Hong Kong. Most of you may know Hong Kong is the foodie paradise for street food but to me it’s also a great destination for fine dining. Many great fine dining options are Michelin awarded and very reasonably priced. Set lunch normally starts around $100 USD for a 3 course menu which is actually not bad for top notch restaurant in Metropolitan city.
I had narrowed down to Caprice in Four Seasons because my mom likes their hotel property in general for the service and ambience. The hotel is well situated in Central offering afternoon tea in the lounge, Michelin three starred Chinese dining – Lung King Heen and also the two Michelin starred French cuisine – Caprice.
As I would expect from a 5 star hotel, the service was friendly and accommodating. I did request for a window seating and it’s fully booked by the time we went, but the staff tried to put us as close to the window as possible. The dining room is luxurious, bright and spacious. I especially love the open kitchen I could watch how the chefs prepared our meals.
It’s a set 3 course but we got to choose almost a la carte from the menu. I’m pretty sure they makes seasonal changes to the menu, it’s better for me to link to their most current menu instead. The food were generally good but depends on what you ordered. I picked the beef cheek for main course I only found it so so, it’s not that flavourful but my brother’s fish was very nice and tender. The desserts created by pastry chef Nicolas Lambert were beyond spectacular! I haven’t enjoyed a great chocolate cake for a long time but his cake just put a smile on face. Decadent, rich, not too sweet with hint of hazelnut flavours…it’s a chocolate cake I wouldn’t be able to have it here in Vancouver…not even close. The petit four served in a jewellery box were also amazing, I truly believe desserts were the highlight of the entire meal and I finished them all with no guilt absolutely. I found it annoyed when I see restaurants in Vancouver charge for the petit four…..seriously?! None of the fine dining restaurants elsewhere I have been would charge customers for that. Now why I insist fine dining in Hong Kong has good value because set menu has coffee or tea included so you don’t have to pay extra for that, which is a nice bonus also.
We started with good selection of breads and brioche and my mom loves their bread. And I’m impressed that our server actually could tell my mom liked a certain kind and brought more to her plate without asking. Another nice touch was he could also tell I’m a leftie and switched my cutlery accordingly….again without me saying anything. The only time I had the same experience was in Guy Savoy Paris. This kind of first class personal service always left me most impressed.
Overall I’m very happy with the experience and my family loved it also. The lunch is definitely well worth the value with the gorgeous Victoria harbour view, impeccable service and great French cuisine.
Caprice – Four Seasons
Address: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
Hours: Open today · 12–2:30PM, 6–10:30PM
Phone: +852 3196 8888