If you're looking for a Chinese dining experience to suit all seasons,look no further than Summer Palace. A restaurant in three parts dressed in updated imperial robes, this is a vibrant culinary journey that is as comfortable for smart business lunches as it is for expertly crafted wine-paired dinners in private company.
The Summer Palace experience opens withs the exquisitely designed bronze screens at the front of the Pantry Chamber. A casual,fast-paced space perfect for a snappy business lunch, the fare here is approachable and presented openly in a nine-meter-wide glass-walled kitchen. Whether it's dim sum, fresh-cut noodles or clay pot rice that you're looking for, you'll get it here with minimum fuss and maximum ease.
Moving back into the Lantern Chamber, you'll start to breathe in an additional air of luxury-plush peacock motifs start to weave their way more intimately into the space while delicate, elaborate silk lanterns sway overhead, and though the fare here is shared with the pantry, it's all taken in with a step up in the sophistication and the earthy, traditional values embodied by Summer Palace.
However, it's in the Imperial Chamber that the restaurant's most impressive elements lie. As the showroom for Chinese Executive Chef Chan Kowk's traditionally rooted, Shanghai-updated Cantonese masterpieces, this is a high-end experience that pairs exclusive fine dining elements and private dining settings with expert culinary craftsmanship.
Providing the flourish that ties this superior offering all together is the expertise of the hotel's in-house tea sommelier, and Jerry Liao, China's pre-eminent wine sommelier. The highly accredited Liao is the mastermind behind one of the most extensive wine programs in the city and works in step with Chef Chan to take the restaurant's sophisticated flavors and harmonize them with a deeper culinary dimension that can only be provided by great wine.
Cantonese, Southeast China
Dress Code: Smart casual
December 16, 2017