30 APRIL 2012
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The latest ‘in’ way to select your repast in Hong Kong is the use of a tablet computer.
Upon arrival at The Peninsular Hotel’s top floor avant-garde Felix Restaurant each patron is presented with a sleek iPad. Carefully you browse through the menu, replete with crisp photos of every dish, with tasting notes and characteristics for wine choices and pairings. It’s magnificent food!
For guests looking for the surprise novelty factor, the interactive iPad menu also features a spinning “bottle” colour wheel, where the digital sommelier chooses the best wine to suit guests’ moods and tastes.
The problem is that one’s dining companion gets completely taken in by the gadgetry and finishes up computer drunk.
Is this the way to spend an evening?
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