Intercontinental Hong Kong is known for its lavish afternoon teas that span over several collaborations with famous designers, chefs, and even museums. This season Intercontinental Hong Kong is celebrating the 190th anniversary of Guerlain with an afternoon tea that truly pays an homage to the almost two-century-old luxury perfume house. Guerlain and Intercontinental Hong Kong are hosting the #190YearsOfCreation high tea from August 15, 2018 to September 30, 2018 so let’s start checking for tickets because you don’t want to miss this one (but in case you do, we’ve got you covered here!).
Guerlain was established in 18128 by the Perfumer-Chemist Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain and has since carried the legacy of creative audacity and savoir-faire, with an ethos of radiant beauty for every personality. Intercontinental Hong Kong’s Executive Chef Maxime Luvara and Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier have drawn inspiration from Guerlain’s rich heritage to create an afternoon tea that is all about luxe ingredients, classic French recipes and delicate Parisian pastries using Guerlain’s most iconic ingredients – Rose, Iris, Vanilla, Tonka Beans, Bergamot and Jasmine.
The exceptional culinary tea set includes:
Savoury Items by Executive Chef Maxime Luvara
Crab Meat with Bouillabaisse, Vol-au-Vent
Ham/Cheese/Truffle Sandwich “Croque Monsieur’’ Style
Boston Lobster ‘’Thermidor’’ Style with Brioche Bun
Foie Gras and Duck Rillette Sandwich Roll (with an iris inspired garnish)
Pastries by Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier
Ispahan Macaron with Rose Petals and Raspberry Fragrance
Dark Chocolate and Coffee Opera with Gold Leaf
Lemon Tartlette, Mandarin (Bergamot inspired) Jelly and Soft Meringue
“Paris-Brest’’, Caramelised Hazelnut and Mousseline Cream
(with almond and jasmine garnish)
Grand Marnier Floating Island with Vanilla Sticks
Plain and Raisin Scones
Served with Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jelly and Fresh Fruit Jam The Tea Set is served with a selection of Fine Mariage Frères Tea or Coffee.
The elaborate afternoon tea is served on a specially made Guerlain black boxes to weave in the brand’s visual aesthetic and make the treats pop! The celebration continues beyond the #190YearsOfCreation as Guerlain launches the new Abeille Royal Collection which is a part of the exclusive HK$549 gift set that each guest will be receiving for attending the event. The posh gift set includes a night cream, eye cream, black bee honey balm from the Abeille Royal collection as well as Mon Guerlain Body Lotion, Mon Guerlain eau de parfum, and a complimentary eye/lip massage service gift card.
The Afternoon Tea Set starts at HK$668 for two and is available Monday-Friday: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm/Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Intercontinental Hong Kong.