Enjoy afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/21 14:48:39

The Peninsula Hong Kong's afternoon tea Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong

Afternoon tea in The Peninsula's iconic Lobby has been one of Hong Kong's most cherished traditions for generations, and the city's grande dame is adding a new twist to the experience this summer through a collaboration with prestigious French high jewelry maison, Van Cleef & Arpels.

The specially created afternoon tea menu draws inspiration from nature, a theme cherished by Van Cleef & Arpels, and serves up a range of tempting treats that are almost as exquisite as the enchanting jewelry pieces they pay tribute to. The menu also marks the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique's recent expansion at The Peninsula Arcade. The newly renovated store, which takes its design inspiration from art deco, is the latest chapter in a 42-year-long relationship that stretches back to Van Cleef & Arpels' debut at The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1975.

Following on the success of last summer's inaugural afternoon tea collaboration, 2017 sees The Peninsula's acclaimed chef team interpreting Van Cleef & Arpels' signature floral motifs into an array of delectable refreshments for guests to enjoy. As always, the most alluring elements of the afternoon tea set are the fancies, which can be found on the top tier of the classic silver serving platter. Made with seasonal fruits to mirror the hues and shapes of the maison's nature-inspired designs, they include a lemon and basil tart, an apricot macaron, a chocolate tart with milk chocolate Chantilly, and a mango and passion fruit choux that subtly references the heart-shaped petals of the collection.


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