Here is more good news from Far East for everyone with a sweet tooth. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has announced their latest afternoon tea creation – Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy. A month long affair, it will be served during the month of September at the famous Café 103. The delightful chocolate and strawberry tea menu designed by Richard Long, Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and his team comprises of mouthwatering pastries and cakes. Plans for the Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy include serving them on Café 103’s signature bookshelf tea stand on weekdays and for an ultimate indulgence on weekends as a dazzling spread of tea buffet items.
Among items on the menu are one of Chef Long’s personal favorites – Strawberry Basil Pave, a light and creamy cake with a hint of hint of minty aroma coming from the strawberry basil cream. Another is the Strawberry Choux, a puff pastry filled with a rich layer of ivory white chocolate cream and fresh strawberry dices. The weekend buffet with no less than twenty items include the Strawberry Eton Mess, a classic English dessert with melt-in-your-mouth meringue and fresh strawberries dressed in soft and smooth cream.
They also have a special that you don’t often see during afternoon teas – a live cooking station that prepares one of Hong Kong’s most iconic snacks – Chinese Egg Puff. The Belgium waffle inspired pastry consists of strawberry-flavored egg puff served with guests’ choice of toppings ranging from ice-cream to seasonal fruits.
About his team’s latest creations said Chef Long “The sweetness of chocolates is a perfect complement to the fruitiness of strawberries, making this lovable duo an all-time favorite for any palates. Exquisite and delicate, these enticing pastries do not only tempt the taste buds, but are also a feast for the eyes”.
Pricing for the Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy on weekdays is set at HK$368 for one and HK$598 for two. While the Afternoon Tea Buffet on weekends are priced at HK$368 per adult and HK$268 per child (aged 3 to 12). For reservations call (852) 2263 2270 or email [email protected].
Source: Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong