Is there any better way to spend an afternoon in Hong Kong than with a decadent tea set? We think not. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of the best new tea menus across the city for you to enjoy some delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and fabulous brews.
From Mandarin Oriental’s exclusive collaboration with beauty brand Shiseido, to Aqua Luna’s unique tea experience at sea, we’ve rounded up the most tempting afternoon tea sets to indulge in this season... now the question is, choosing which one to feast on first.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
What: Afternoon teas don’t get much fancier than the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s latest collaboration with luxury Italian footwear brand, Gianvito Rossi. Served at Café 103 with spectacular city views to boot, the new menu is designed to pay homage to the brand’s Italian roots and traditional craftsmanship. Inspired by Gianvito Rossi’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 collection, sous-chef Jacky Lo and pastry chef Hugo Li have worked together to create a delectable selection of treats infused with quintessential ingredients in Italian cuisine, including cheeses, tomatoes and more.
Presented on an elegant three-tiered stand, the set offers savoury delights such as the semi-dried pomodori formaggio sphere with lemon gel featuring parmesan cheese, cream cheese and ricotta cheese; and marinated octopus and capsicum tartlet. On the sweet side, guests will enjoy lemon ricotta cheesecake, beetroot tiramisu, coconut yellow peach cake, as well as plain and figs scones with jam and clotted cream. Guests ordering the set will be eligible to redeem a shopping voucher at Gianvito Rossi’s boutique at Harbour City, while stock lasts.
Price: HK$438 per person and HK$718 for two persons
When: The set is available from now till November 30, 2021.
Where: Café 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong; +852 2263 2270