Put on your best pearls, you're invited to The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience for a night of glamour and drama at The Peninsula—and Mr. Gatsby is your host.
Bouquets of jet black feathers, pyramids of champagne and dazzling dancers—these are just a few of the details that guests will notice as they enter Mr. Gatsby’s lavish party. Why, have you also been invited? Well you’re one of the lucky few that will get to mingle with high-society and who knows, you might just get to meet Mr. Gatsby himself.
The mysterious man does know how to throw a good party. This year, he made his home at Felix at The Peninsula, which has been transformed into a 1920s speakeasy. This opulent party is all part of “The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience”, where guests can enjoy an interactive performance of The Great Gatsby with a four-course dinner and sip on sparkling champagne as they take in the sweeping views of Hong Kong.
The rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s critically-acclaimed piece is the latest project of non-other than the award-winning Secret Theatre, whose last interactive performance at Hong Kong’s historic building Tai Kwun left chills down guests’ spine. This time, there are no murders in the building...or are there?
Either way, if a break from reality is what you need, “The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience” is just the ticket. And for those of you who are fans of the classic novel or the movie, you’ll be pleased to see that the theatrical performance sticks quite closely to the original storyline and that The Peninsula’s environment plays in its favour.
Upon arrival, you will get swept away by Jay Gatsby’s entourage that has been mingling in the crowd. Through whispers in the powder room, questionable exchanges and dubious assumptions, you might start piecing together some of the relationship dynamics...and curiosity is sure to ensue. After all, who really is this Mr. Gatsby?
Through the four-course meal developed by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez, guests will savour an assortment of appetisers such as fried chicken, deviled eggs and cocktail prawns before passing on to the mains, with a choice of tournedos “Rossini” with foie gras and black truffle; duck magret with orange and honey glaze, French beans and pumpkin persillade, or salmon en papillote served with season vegetables and sage butter. The dinner will end with the upside-down pineapple cake, a tribute to the roaring 20s. While upside down cake had been made since the 1800s, the pineapple cake only gained popularity in the 1920s, when Dole—known for their Hawaiian pineapples—threw a contest that received over 2,500 recipe submissions for upside-down pineapple cake, which then became en vogue.
“The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience” will take place until November 27 (though stay tuned, more surprises may be in the works) from Thursday to Saturday at 7pm. Mr. Gatsby expects you to arrive in your most glamorous 1920s attire and, should he be impressed, you might just receive a staycation at The Peninsula Hong Kong. The “Glitz and Glamour” staycation is also available as an additional option to the interactive dinner and performance and includes a sunset moment on The Peninsula helipad, with a breathtaking view you won’t want to miss.
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