Guest Chef Andy Gao from The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu will be turning up the heat at Café 103 with colorful hot chilies and his homemade spices. From April 10 to 19, even the asbestos-tongued guests will be blown away by a burning selection of Sichuan favorites prepared by Chef Gao.

Born in Hubei province in the eastern part of Central China, Chef Gao grew up immersed in the intense flavors and rich history of Hubei cuisine. As Hubei cuisine is highly influenced by neighboring provinces such as Sichuan, Chef Gao was no stranger to different varieties of chilies and spices ever since he was a young boy. Fascinated by the pleasurable burning sensation brought by Sichuan food, Chef Gao moved to Chengdu and specialized in Sichuan cuisine. “Just a small sprinkle of spices and chili shreds could already enhance the flavor profile and enliven the whole dish. Each type of chili and spice has a distinct taste, spiciness and aroma. The combinations are boundless. These are the things I cannot do without in the kitchen”, said Chef Gao.

Chef Gao invites guests to a zesty indulgence with more than ten authentic Sichuan specialties available at the lunch and dinner buffet of Café 103. From milder dishes such as “Sichuan-Style Sliced Pork with Spicy Chili Garlic Sauce” and “Beef and Beef Tendon in Chili Sauce” for the more delicate palates to the scorching “Chengdu Specialty – Seafood, Lotus Root, Potatoes and Tofu in Hot Chili Oil” and “Deep-Fried Sichuan Peppercorn Chicken”, the piquant selection of hot and cold dishes promises to whet any appetite. Other tongue-numbing highlights include “Dan Dan Noodle”, “Sichuan-Style Spiced Chicken”, “Hot and Sour Soup”, “Spicy Chili Tofu with Minced Meat” and more.

Date: April 10 to 19, 2015
Lunch Buffet
Monday to Friday
12noon to 2pm HK$380 per adult; HK$270 per child (aged 3 to 12)
Saturday to Sunday, Public Holiday
12noon to 2:30pm HK$580 per adult / HK$788 per adult with free flowing sparkling wine, red & white wines, orange juice and soft drinks
HK$360 per child (aged 3 to 12)

Dinner Buffet
Monday to Sunday, Public Holiday
6:30pm to 10pm HK$758 per adult with free flowing sparkling wine, red & white wines, orange juice and soft drinks
Venue: Café 103, Level 103

All prices are subject to 10% service charge. For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email [email protected]

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