There is a season for everything. Right now in Hong Kong, we are in a season of change. Much has happened in the past three years, and thing continue to change, a lot of which is outside our control.
As part of these changes, we have had to say good-by to friends that we've gotten to know in our time in Hong Kong. Some friends are moving back home to their native lands, others are moving away from Hong Kong to settle into a new land. Whatever the case may be, our circle of friends in Hong Kong has shifted over time.
This past year, during "pandemic-friendly" periods, saying good-by has meant meeting up over a special meal. For one of our close friends, Bryan told their foodie daughter that she could pick any restaurant in Hong Kong in which to have our good-by meal. This "tween" actually spent serious time conducting online research and considering this difficult question before finally replying a few days later.
That's right, she chose Caprice.
We had actually never been to Caprice before. It was a lovely opportunity to be able to bless this family, spend an evening celebrating our time together as friends in Hong Kong, and wish them the best on this next portion of their journey.
Caprice is a 3-Michelin starred French restaurant located inside the Four Seasons. The space is grand and glamorous, with views of Victoria harbor to match. Massive, elegant chandeliers sweep the ceilings while large paintings and mirrored walls bring additional brightness and space to the room.
Service is impeccable, the wine list is impressive, and overall it's an excellent restaurant worthy of all the accolades. We ordered the "Menu Connaisseur", a 7-course tasting menu that included a selection of mignardises, 5 main courses, a cheese course, and dessert for 2280 per person.
Amuse + Bread
Because our friend's daughter did not really eat raw meat, the restaurant prepared a lovely crab salad topped with just as much caviar. She loved it.
From the Sea
From the Land
Cheese + Dessert
Caprice Four Seasons - Concluding Thoughts
It was such a lovely meal, but under bittersweet circumstances. We would miss our good friends so much, yet we also really wanted to wish them the best. At that time government restrictions limited us to dining 4 per table, so our party of 5 had to split into two tables. I was a bit sad that we couldn't enjoy the meal together as one big group, but that factor was out of our control.
Caprice is a lovely place to celebrate a really, really special occasion. The space is beautiful, the views are breathtaking, the service is excellent, and the food is very good. Is it my favorite high end French restaurant in Hong Kong? Probably not, as I personally felt that the food, while excellent, was still more classic and "predictable" in its flavors. I was not surprised by the food, and caviar seemed to dominate more than half the courses.
Still, you can't go wrong with crowdpleasers like caviar, langoustine, and tartare. The food is certainly delicious. The restaurant does so many things well, you're bound to have a memorable experience.
Caprice Hong Kong
Four Seasons Hotel
8 Finance St,
Central, Hong Kong