This is one of Hong Kong's most dramatic venues, with a classy and seductive interior (as many as 550 hand-blown Murano glass spoons adorn the ceiling), memorable cuisine, and knock-out views of the harbor from its location right on the water's edge. The French cuisine, created by chef-restaurateur Alain Ducasse, is as artistic as it is inventive, with past dishes ranging from steamed cod with caviar to tournados with black trumpet-salsify-chestnut. Many diners, however, simply opt for the Spoon Experience tasting menu for HK$1,588 (the entire table must order it). The restaurant's wine cellar tempts with approximately 3,000 bottles, but who could blame you if you opt for champagne? Speaking of which, there is also a Sunday brunch, which includes a selection of bubbly aperitifs, free-flowing wine and juices, an impressive buffet, and a choice of main course. But no matter when you come to celebrate, make sure you make reservations.
- Beth Reiber