HK$800 per person
2/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
TEL: +852 2369 1111
www.sheratonhongkonghotel.com Long the favoured gathering point for weddings, birthdays and many more celebrations, Celestial Court is beginning to show its age. But while the decor may not win any points for innovation, the kitchen—led by chef Jack Chan—is leading the charge for Cantonese cuisine, bringing it confidently into a new era. While the classics will always have their place—the Celestial Court har gao is firmly in the dim sum canon—we won’t begrudge Chan a few luxe updates, such as his signature roasted suckling pig stuffed with pearl barley, black truffle, glutinous rice and Yunnan ham. A version with chicken, rolled and roasted with black truffle and glutinous rice featured burnished skin and deeply aromatic stuffing. A simple plate of chilled black fungus and fresh radishes in a vinegar dressing was piquant and served at just the right temperature. Desserts such as black sesame rice rolls are a nostalgic delight, while deep-fried pumpkin dumplings are utterly snap-worthy.