Monday, 11 June 2012

Holiday at Home: Part 1

The Food!


Recently Nick & I had a 3-day weekend and couldn't decide where to go. We thought about getting on a plane to nearby Korea or Bali to go sightseeing in a new country. We pondered getting on a boat to Macau to stay in a luxurious 5-star hotel. In the end we decided that Hong Kong had both sightseeing and luxury to offer, without the hassle of travel. 


Chefs discussing what to bring out next
The hotel that we were staying in (more on the hotel in Part 2) offered an all-you-can-eat "Champagne Jazz Brunch". We decided to grab this rare opportunity of being available on a Sunday with both hands and arrived with empty stomachs. 


Pastries to go with a coffee or two!
Hong Kong has embraced the idea of buffet like nowhere else I've ever seen. There is food from all around the world. 


Cheese! 
I had greatly looked forward to the jazz band, but was very realistic about what to expect. The only time I've previously seen 'jazz' in Hong Kong was in my local shopping centre and I think 4 trees playing instruments would've had more rhythm. These guys were a great improvement rhythmically, although I would question the "Jazz" component of their billing - playing, as they were, tunes from jazz legends such as The Beautiful South, Lionel Richie and Lips Inc. 


Desserts...yum! 
The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere lovely! A thoroughly good start to the 3-day break. 

20 comments:

  1. OMG this looks amamzing :) Lucky you haha!
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

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    1. It was definitely!!! We had to time ourselves (15 mins between each sitting) to make sure we didn't eat too much! lol!

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    1. It definitely was! Now a follower of your blog. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :0)

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  3. When you have a great dining experience going on it doesn't really matter about the music playing in the background. I expect concentrating on cakes is enough to block any sound system out. Lucky you two!

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    1. We were indeed very lucky! There were quite a few kids bopping along to the music which was highly amusing!

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  4. Food and music. My idea of heaven.

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  5. Hi Laura,
    Great blog! I'm now following. Thanks for following me! I have friends who grew up in Hong Kong. exciting place. I once spent a night there on my way to China. Wish I could get back to really take it all in.
    Peace,
    Greg
    http://thedelivererssharkeyandthejewel.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Greg,
      Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. Hong Kong is an amazing place. It took me a little time to get used to it, but now I love it! It must've changed a lot over the years.

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    2. Yes, I don't know that they would recognize it now. I was there seven years ago for a night on our way to adopt our daughter. Flew in one night, stayed over, and flew out the next day, so I never really got to see anything. Pity.

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    3. That's a shame, but maybe one day you'll be back with your daughter and then you'll have more time to look around!

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  6. Hello, new follower from Book Blogs! I have never been to Hong Kong but it looks very interesting!

    I would love a follow back at http://endlessdaysofbooks.blogspot.com/

    Candace

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    1. Hi Candace,
      I'm a follower! :0)
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I wasn't sure I'd like Hong Kong before I got here, but it has so much to offer!

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  7. i think i'll be having to plan my own staycation there myself!

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    1. I would definitely recommend it, especially the food! ;0)

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  8. That looks an amazing spread of food Laura! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

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    1. You're very welcome. We waddled out after a couple of hours and didn't need to eat again for a looong time! ;0)

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  9. Wonderful holiday with food and music!

    I'm your new follower from BB. Hope you would check out my blog and follow.

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    1. Hi Lakshimi,
      Thanks for following, I'm following your blog now too. I've entered the competition to win your e-book. Looks very interesting! Good luck with it!!
      - Laura

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