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The Peninsula Hong Kong dresses up in Irish green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The Peninsula Hong Kong dresses up in Irish green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

In Hong Kong, a city renowned for its lively multiculturalism, St Patrick’s Day has been a celebration both loved and embraced by locals and its many Irish residents. As the city’s most historic and iconic hotel, the “Grand Dame of the Far East” has long played host to some of the grandest local festivities that commemorate the holiday. Continuing from the partnership since 2019, The Peninsula Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Ireland are delighted to carry on the tradition this year. The hotel once again marks the occasion with array of sumptuous culinary offerings, which pay tribute to the Emerald Isle with signature Peninsula flair.

Resplendent in Green
On 17 March 2022, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s iconic façade will be bathed in vibrant green lights in the shape of a three-leaf clover, symbolising The Peninsula’s celebration of all things Irish and offering a memorable Instagram photo opportunity. The display is also intended to honour the city’s Irish residents, who may not be able to travel to their homeland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Festive Irish Menus and Tipples
From 14 to 17 March 2022, guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong can mark the occasion with delicious traditional Irish fare and cocktails served at The Lobby.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Chef de Cuisine Anton Ho has prepared an Irish-inspired set lunch as part of The Lobby’s seasonal menu, including a “Shamrock Salad” of green veggies, smoked salmon, and Irish pub cheese; Colcannon soup with potato, cabbage and bacon; a hearty beef rib and Guinness stew with potatoes and carrots (at a supplement of HK$ 98*); and a leprechaun hat-shaped dessert with strawberry basil confit and vanilla whiskey mousse. The set menu is priced at HK$ 468* per person.

An Irish-influenced Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea will also be served at The Lobby, featuring savoury bites like black pudding fritters and spinach pancake roll with crab, avocado and caviar alongside classic cucumber sandwiches. Sweet treats will include whiskey cream and almond layer cake, apple cake, banana and chocolate tart, lemon posset cheesecake, and Irish whiskey chocolate bonbons. As always, the traditional and much-loved scones with clotted cream and jam will accompany these special menu offerings. The Irish-inspired Afternoon Tea is priced at HK$ 448* per person and HK$ 798* for two.


A special Irish-inspired cocktail, created by François Cavelier, Head Mixologist of The Peninsula Hong Kong, will also be available to guests at The Lobby. The “Temple Bar,” named for one of Dublin’s liveliest nightlife districts, is a fruity and refreshing blend of Irish whiskey, green Chartreuse, and essences of maraschino cherry, muskmelon, and lime (priced at HK$ 188*). Cavelier has also devised a non-alcoholic drink option, the “O’zu Tonic,” with yuzu, orange and grapefruit juices topped with Mediterranean tonic, garnished with refreshing mint (priced at HK$ 168*).

“A Peninsula Journey” for St. Patrick’s Day
Guests wishing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in superlative luxury can opt for “A Peninsula Journey” staycation. Priced at HK$ 3,388*, this package offer includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room, daily Peninsula set breakfast for two at The Lobby, along with a HK$ 668 credit that can be applied towards numerous experiences – including meals at the hotel’s award-winning restaurants (except Imasa, The Peninsula Boutique & Café, catering services), and for the purchase of in-room retail or mini-bar items. The offer is available for booking until 31 March 2022 and valid for stays until 30 June 2022.