With the arrival of spring marks the return of Hong Kong Arts Month, and The Langham, Hong Kong hotel illustrates how to embrace the season with blooming temptations and garden cocktails this March.
Blooming Afternoon Tea at Palm Court
Bringing a breath of floral flair this spring, the Palm Court lobby lounge introduces a colourful textured experience with the Blooming Afternoon Tea. Executive Pastry Chef Matthieu Godard and his culinary team have designed a selection of five exquisite pastries decorated as a bouquet of blossoms that are aesthetically pleasing, and sweet to the palate.
Jasmine is a pistachio and white chocolate macaron filled with a dash of jasmine tea flavoured cream. Rose is a decadent vanilla panna cotta with luscious rose and strawberry mousse served in a glass, topped with a thin chocolate rose petal.
Viola is a playful arrangement as a bite-sized chocolate flower pot planted with Gianduja cream rich in hazelnut, and viola flowers. Marigold is a fruity dome incorporating yuzu mousse, apricot jam and lemon biscuit, while Daisy offers a buttery base of sablé breton with raspberry mousse and Chantilly cream.
Savoury accompaniments include the “pseudo” tomato patch with fillings of smoked salmon and cream cheese, chicken with Dijon mustard, and green pea hummus with sesame paste.
Adding an artistic point of view to the afternoon tea experience, talented British illustrator Tanya Bennett will be designing guest’s portraits to take home. Her stage name is “Pirate” and is known for her watercolour lifelike sketches, as well as her fashion vignettes. She has worked with prestigious brands such as Christian Louboutin, Cartier, and Lane Crawford.
The Blooming Art Afternoon Tea is available from 21 March to 31 May 2017 and is priced at HK$348 for one person and HK$598 for two persons, subject to 10 per cent service charge.
The guest portrait experience is offered on 25 March 2017 at 2:15 – 4:15 p.m., 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., and on 26 March 2017 at 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Garden Globe Cocktail at Artesian bar
The Artesian bar taps into Hong Kong’s art takeover with the concept of springtime and presents the Garden Globe cocktail. Sheltered within an ice sphere, this creative concoction is made with elderflower, violet flower and black currant liqueur, as well as fresh lime juice and egg white. A colourful range of edible flowers sit pretty to top this picturesque libation.
This cocktail is priced at HK$130 per glass and is available from now to 30 April 2017.
All prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge.
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