St Patrick’s Day falls this Thursday, on the 17th of March. While we won’t be able to parade in Hong Kong this year, we’re still going to celebrate! At The Peninsula Hong Kong, the city’s historic hotel and “Grand Dame of the Far East” has long celebrated this Irish holiday. It will continue its partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland to carry out the tradition in a joyous fashion. Check out what the five-star property is offering on this special day…
The Peninsula’s exterior has played host to many stunning displays, including the recent red lantern takeover to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For St Patrick’s Day, the hotel is going green, bathing its façade in vibrant coloured lights in the shape of the lucky three-leaf clover. The display will also unite Irish residents in the city who haven’t been able to travel home during the pandemic.
Irish Menus and Cocktails
In light of the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will serve traditional Irish fare and cocktails at the lobby from 14 to 17 March 2022. Chef de Cuisine Anton Ho adds an Irish-inspired set lunch pried from HK$468 per person as part of The Lobby’s seasonal menu. You can expect culinary delights, from the Shamrock Salad to the beef rib with Guinness stew. There’s even an adorable leprechaun hat-shaped dessert!
But that’s not all. You can also enjoy the Irish-themed Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea (priced from HK$448 per person; HK$798 for two persons). It updates its offerings with black pudding fritters and spinach pancake rolls with crab to Irish whiskey chocolate bonbons. Of course, it’s not a classic tea without scones.
Round up your evening with a fancy tipple from The Peninsula. The Lobby will be serving an Irish-inspired cocktail by head mixologist François Cavelier. Be sure to try the Temple Bar, named after the busy Dublin nightlife district, and the non-alcohlic O’zu Tonic, using yuzu, orange and grapefruit.