The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong welcomes summertime with Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea, featuring limited-edition afternoon tea items and choices of creative cocktails made with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur–the world’s first artisanal French liqueur. While away a summer afternoon high up in the sky with a plethora of floral and summery notes complemented with an unparalleled view over Victoria Harbour. Available from June 22 to September 13, 2020only at The Lounge & Bar.
Inspired by the blooming flowers of early summer, the hotel’s talented culinary team has designed an array of sweet and savory delights incorporating the flavors of flowers and seasonal summer ingredients, with one sweet and one savory item made with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur.
St Germain is the producer ofthe world’s first French elderflower liqueur made from fresh handpicked elderflowers. Each bottle is made with as many as 1,000 of the very best elderflower blossoms, resulting in a finely crafted and perfectly balanced liqueur.
Foie Gras Sandwich with Mushroom, Raspberry and St Germain Duxellesis an absolutely irresistible creation. Foie gras, which is traditionally paired with Port wine or Sauternes, has instead been paired with St Germain Elderflower Liqueurto give this all-time favorite combination a refreshing twist.The subtle sweetness of raspberry jam matches perfectly with the creaminess of foie gras and earthy notes of mushroom duxelle, while the aromatic St Germain jelly on top embellishes this flavorful treat. Paying tribute to the liqueur’s heritage, brioche sandwich is used to give a French touch to this savory bite.
Notable for its complex, fruity and honey-like flavors, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur is widely used by pastry chefs to create desserts.With layers of heavenly smooth coconut panna cotta, almond moist cake, refreshing passion fruit mousse and jelly, Coconut Passion Fruit and St Germain Verrine houses a symphony of textures and summer fruit flavors in one cup. Topped with crystal clear jelly made of St Germain liqueur, this verrine is going to win every dessert lover’s heart.
Other afternoon tea morsels are also not to be missed. Avocado and Crab Sesame Cone with Lavender and Pistachio surprises guests with its ice cream-like avocado mousse a top crab salad inside acone.Chef sprinkles it with lavender and pistachio dust adding piney and botanical hints to this wonderful piece, while the aroma of lavender readies the guest’s appetite for the feast to come. Perfectly glazed with white chocolate, Honey and Lavender Delight is a feast for the eyes and for the palate. The honey jelly in the center and the floral notes of lavender mousse echo the captivating flavors of St Germain liqueur.
Having a cocktail or two is always the perfect remedy for the sizzling heat of summer. Named by The New York Times as one of the most influential cocktail components introduced in the last decade, St Germain Elderflower Liqueuris incorporated into two cocktails specially created for Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea. Made with a base of St Germain Elderflower Liqueurand Ungava gin, and garnished with dried pineapple and lychee, Summer Meadow is a true masterpiece with an eye-catching purple hue coming from the butterfly pea-infused white vermouth. Berries Elixir is a summer dream decorated with shiso leaf and strawberry slices. It features St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, sake, lemon juice and strawberry puree, topped with champagne to give it a tingly finish. Both cocktails are beautifully presented in St Germain highball glasses and are available at HK$95 per glass.
Guests who enjoy Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea can purchase the St Germain Gift Box at a special price at HK$300/set(original price: HK$468/set). This elegant gift box includes a bottle of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur and a choice of one-litre glass carafe or a cocktail shaker. The glass carafe is tailor made for guests to make the perfect St-Germain Spritz cocktails at home, with markings on the carafe for easy and accurate pouring of champagne, St Germain and water. The cocktail shaker is engraved with five cocktail recipes allowing guests to make their very own St Germain cocktails.
Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea
Venue: The Lounge & Bar, Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Date: From June 22 to September 13, 2020
Time: Monday to Friday 3:00p.m.–6:00p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 2:15 p.m. –4:15 p.m.(1stseating) 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.(2nd seating)
Price: HK$418 for one; HK$698 for two Add HK$95 for a glass of St Germain-inspired cocktail
For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email at [email protected].