When I arrived in Hong Kong in the middle of 1995, I was taken almost immediately to Felix at the Peninsula Hong Kong by my architect friends. It was new, and designed by Philippe Starck - of whom my friends and I were big fans. The place had an incredibly cool vibe, and would remain my go-to bar to take visiting friends for that million dollar view of Hong Kong.
But in the 21 years since my very first visit, I have never eaten at Felix. The reputation of the place has always been as a place for drinks, and no one I know ever raved about its food. Since there are plenty of places in Hong Kong serving great food, I always chose to dine elsewhere.
That all changed tonight. As part of our staycation, we booked ourselves a table at Felix for dinner. None of the tables by the window were available, but that didn't matter much to me. We ended up at a table on the stage behind the white sheer curtains, which offered me marginally better light for photography.
We decided to go for "The Felix Experience", as a quick glance through the menu didn't yield anything that particularly stood out. But there were some pleasant surprises coming our way...