With Hong Kong’s ferocious appetite, it is easy to take afternoon tea sets in town, especially during the hot summer months. So, take a break and reward yourself for no reason at all, with these five new Hong Kong afternoon teas for summer.
Summer sensation at Hotel ICON
Revolving around the theme of ‘French summer romance’, the afternoon tea menu at Hotel ICON is chock full of fresh seasonal fruits like raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, lemons, oranges, mangoes and apples (just to name a couple). We’re psyched about the homemade cream cheese ice cream with vanilla sáble, which was especially created by award winning pastry chef Jean-François Arnaud for the occassion.
Address: Green, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tiffin tea by Paul Lafayet at The Langham
Palm Court at The Langham is doing an afternoon tea collaboration with Parisian Patisserie, Paul Lafayet, bringing guests a range of signature French pastries. Think créme brûlée, strawberry tart, blueberry cheesecake and, of course, macarons, in addition to their classic sandwiches, savouries and scones. We especially loved the Chocolate Craquelin, which is made from super-rich 71 percent Venezuelan dark chocolate and has a delicately crunchy biscuit almond and hazelnut praline base.
Address: Palm Court, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Chloé moments at Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental is currently hosting a series of events relating to Maison Chloé in celebration of the launch of Chloé Attitudes, which is the first book on the history of the fashion house. Guests can admire a special selection of archived sketches and photographs at the Clipper Lounge while munching on Chloé-inspired finger food such as the Cassis Raspberry Muscovado Cake. Afterwards, make sure you collect a special gift at the Chloé boutique.
Address: Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Savor the moment at SEVVA
Bonnae Gokson’s new afternoon tea pays tribute to a host of classic SEVVA dishes, including their signature crabmeat and prawn salad burger, salad Kyoto on cucumber, original caramel crunch cake and the Lollipop Rainbow cake. Their trademark SEVVA illustrations by Gladys Perint Palmer are also heavily featured, appearing on everything from the wax paper wrapped around sandwiches to the place mats.
Vegetarians will be happy to hear that SEVVA is also offering a ‘We Love Vegetables’ afternoon tea menu, featuring the ‘Eat, Pray & Love That Bod’ sandwich (that name, though).
Address: SEVVA, 25/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Parisian afternoon tea at The Peninsula
In a salute to its newest sister The Peninsula Paris (opening 1 August 2014), the oldest Peninsula is currently revelling in all things French. In addition to various French lunch and dinner menus at its restaurants, The Peninsula Hong Kong will also be offering a Montmartre-themed afternoon tea set at The Lobby. With a baguette sandwich in hand and traditional accordion French tunes playing live in the background, you can close your eyes and almost imagine you’re in the City of Lights.
Address: The Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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