A refined yet cozy new dining and lifestyle destination – The Peninsula Boutique & Café opens its doors earlier this year to craft and curates an exceptional gourmet experience, bringing you delicacies and speciality gifts in an alluring space reflecting the sophistication of the legendary hotel.
Designed by Conran and Partners, The Peninsula Boutique and Café is the perfect spot to unwind and share with friends, family or business associates. Guests can enjoy barista-crafted coffees and cakes from The Peninsula’s famed pastry team, browse the extensive collection of gifts or even read a book for a quiet interlude. Open from 10am to 7pm, seven days a week, the engaging new 25-seat space is stylish and amicable, complete with contemporary design touches.
Mr. Guy Riddell, General Manager Peninsula Merchandising Limited, shares: “We are delighted to have created this immersive and sophisticated lifestyle experience at The Peninsula Boutique & Café, one where relaxed café indulgence can combine with the finest gourmet products, gifts and books to reinforce The Peninsula’s iconic heritage. We are looking forward to welcoming guests of all ages into a new world of impeccable service and discerning taste where a truly special cultural and dining experience await.”
Guests can choose from the delicious culinary creations and beverages throughout the day at the café, all presented with The Peninsula’s famous service. An on-site barista crafts coffees adorned with latte art, while The Peninsula’s world-renowned collection of teas can be enjoyed at your table or at a dedicated tea counter. Champagne, wines by the glass, soft drinks and juices complete the beverage options.
The Peninsula’s famous scones are featured in the elegant Afternoon Indulgence tea sets, an experience complete with tea or Deutz Champagne that is sure to tempt those who want the perfect moment to share. Classic parfait with fresh fruits and Hokkaido milk soft serve or vegan ice-cream options are also available.
Delicacies, signature treats and light bites are for those wanting something special to go. Artisanal patisserie creations include French pastries, macarons, cookies, and mango pudding, while finger sandwiches and savouries can also be found on the menu.
For lighter treats, a set of three luscious chocolates in passion fruit, raspberry and smoky flavours make the perfect accompaniment, aesthetically designed to honour the hats worn by the world-famous Peninsula Pages.
Pages of a different kind are also on offer in the form of dozens of books on travel, design and culture by renowned French luxury publisher Assouline, now available for browsing and purchasing in the boutique space. The inaugural brand partnership entails an eclectic store where guests can choose to immerse themselves in the luxury brand’s visually rich titles, as well as unique speciality objects throughout.
The Boutique Collection
The boutique is also home to The Peninsula’s collection of gourmet products and premium gifts based on decades of unmatched heritage.
Almost a century ago, The Peninsula became the first Hong Kong brand to curate the finest delicacies from around the world, a tradition that continues even today as the company seeks out new inspiration from designers to produce exquisite collections of quality products, skillfully bringing the brand’s proud Asian heritage to an international audience.
The Peninsula’s team of expert chefs, highly-trained pâtissiers and chocolatiers have also crafted exquisite artisanal chocolates and iconic signature mooncakes, as well as products ranging from the celebrated XO chilli sauces to exclusive tea blends, pastries and condiments. Cakes for every occasion are another speciality with the option to pair with champagne or fine wines.
Other gift ideas to truly brighten up someone’s day include filled hampers, porcelain tea sets, tote bags, figurines or iconic Peninsula Page Bears, all wrapped with premium, environmental-friendly packaging. Whether you are showing a friend you care, remembering a loved one on holiday or letting a colleague know they are appreciated, there’s sure to be a product for everyone.
All these sophisticated products are perfect for The Peninsula’s discerning guests, true connoisseurs who appreciate the finest, whether to gift, take on their travels or even enjoy at home!