Dinner is a theatrical experience at the Royal Pavilion, the fine-dining Cantonese restaurant at The Reverie Saigon, a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The stunning restaurant boasts a standout colour scheme of red and gold with jade and vermilion touches and chairs custom-designed by Provasi, reflecting an Asian and Italian fusion. Dining is a grand affair here under the baton of a Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef and his team. Peking Duck is among the standout signature dishes and lives up to its reputation, followed by a decadent dish of fresh lobster poached in a subtle sauce with an edible gold leaf trim.
As for dessert – the mango, sago and pomelo pudding is five-star. Other delicacies include abalone, sea cucumber, bird’s nest soup, suckling pig, dim sum and honey-glazed barbeque pork. Seafood lovers are spoilt with more than 20 dishes and vegetarians are well taken care of with braised ‘8 Treasure’ vegetables to a signature steamed whole tomato stuffed with assorted fungi. There are nine private dining rooms as well as the main dining room that overlooks busy Nguyen Hue Boulevard.
The Reverie Saigon with its 286 lavish rooms and five restaurants opened last year and is filled with treasures created by a collaboration of Italian designers. Highlights include a ceiling of hand blown Murano glass, a custom-made, emerald green Baldi Monumental clock that weighs nearly 1,000 kilos and a Bechstein grand piano covered with malachite stone and bronze. The hotel is located in the 164-metre tall Times Square building.