Hong Kong

Uninhibited French opulence overlooking the Fragrant Harbour


On the Pass

Guillaume Galliot

Opulence abounds: With its glass-floored catwalk, dazzling crystal chandeliers, panoramic harbour views and smooth service from a fleet of immaculately groomed staff, Caprice oozes opulence at every opportunity. Here, every meal is destined to be a memorable occasion that’s well worth dressing up for.

The man at the pass: Guillaume Galliot worked with the Pourcel brothers at the lauded Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France, before he set his sights on the wider world, with stints in New York, the Caribbean and Morocco, before landing in Asia. There, he has made splashes at Raffles in Singapore and Beijing, then with The Tasting Room by Galliot in Macau, before taking the reins at Caprice.

And the food? Unabashedly luxurious – think Kagoshima wagyu beef with wild mushroom socca and a decadent red wine sauce (with an optional white truffle topping), blue lobsters from Brittany with beetroot and chocolate ruby sauce and a comprehensive selection of caviar. At times, Galliot leans into his French gastronomic tendencies, readily finding excuses to layer his traditional dishes with indulgent quantities of butter; think mashed potato with a champagne and caviar sauce or a classic paté en croute. His signature dish, king crab with crustacean jelly and prestige caviar served in a spotless glass sphere, is a work of art.

A fine wine haven: Galliot is the world’s only Château d’Yquem ambassador, with the iconic sauternes available by the glass and poured from five-litre bottles.