9 January 2020, Hong Kong SAR, China – Quintessential afternoon tea at Garden Lounge echoes the call of spring by adopting the vivacity of “Hide and Seek”, the latest collection by 112 mountainyam. Available from 6 January to 31 March 2020, the playful yet delectable afternoon tea is an edible artwork exuding the essence of energy, dynamism and beauty of nature. The special tea set in collaboration with the up-and-coming local designer also marks the inaugural collaboration of the fashion afternoon Tea series at Garden Lounge.
Brand Director and Designer Mountain Yam took inspiration from his travels to the African continent, blending bold primary palettes and grey hues of city living in harmony. Debuted in August last year in New York, key pieces of “Hide and Seek” denote a modern safari displaying fleeting glimpses of animal details. As a tribute to the grace and elegance of Garden Lounge, Mountain has created a limited edition scarf with pastel-toned hue, exclusively available to this afternoon collaboration only.
A delectable array of sweet and savoury treats elegantly housed in Garden Lounge’s signature gold-arched tea stand, the afternoon tea is a palatable epitome of the designer label’s collection through adopting colours reminiscent of wild animals as well as ingredients signature of the outback of Africa.
Housing creamy couscous pudding in a delicate dessert glass, “Caakiri Verrine” delivers a traditional taste of northwest Africa. Executive Chef Terrence Crandall adds a clever balance to the sweetness with saffron and spices, offering irresistible pleasure in every bite. Carrying round and intense chocolate notes with hints of spiciness of Nyangbo 68% dark chocolate from Ghana, paired with the best high-grown coffee in southern Ethiopia, “Chocolate Cake with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee” offers waves of layered exotic flavours to melt any heart. Originally from South Africa, “Cape Town Malva Cake”, topped with salted pistachios, is another not-to-be-missed item from the menu, best enjoyed with a generous slather of apricot jam.
Diners will have the opportunity to marvel at some of the signature items from the collection while enjoying the afternoon tea throughout the promotion period. A fashion show spotlighting pieces restyled to capture the essence of Garden Lounge and the refreshing spring season will be staged on Wednesday, 5 February 2020.
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“Hide and Seek” Afternoon Tea
Price: HK$688 for two persons
Date: 6 January to 31 March 2020
Time: First session - 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Second session - 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Garden Lounge, UG/F, The Murray, Hong Kong
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
Recently named as the top hotel in Hong Kong in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 “Readers’ Choice Awards” and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Great Places in 2018, The Murray, Hong Kong is a high-profile preservation project by British international studio for architecture and integrated design Foster + Partners. The hotel, part of Hong Kong SAR’s Conserving Central initiative, was previously the stand-alone Murray Building, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. A member of Global Hotel Alliance’s Ultratravel Collection, the US$1 billion contemporary sanctuary features 336 oversized rooms and suites spanning 25 floors. Other facilities include a swimming pool and spa, a stunning rooftop bar with breath-taking views of the central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park, a series of signature restaurants and bars, as well as creative meeting and event spaces. The Murray, Hong Kong is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries.
Further details on The Murray, Hong Kong are available at niccolohotels.com
Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 16 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit globalhotelalliance.com
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Ultratravel Collection brings together hotels of distinction for the discerning traveller. Its membership is reserved for the very best hotels and resorts in the world – genuinely luxurious and iconic properties that deliver the finest service and personalised guest experiences. Member hotels share an integrated global platform for guest recognition and loyalty rewards, the DISCOVERY programme from partner Global Hotel Alliance, as well as beneficial relationship with the multi-media brand Ultratravel, the other founding partner of Ultratravel Collection. For more information, visit ultratravelcollection.com
Ready-to-wear label 112 mountainyam is grounded in a bold philosophy: discover who you are; express who you are. Founded by designer Mountain Yam, the label takes its name from Pantone 112—a hue that simultaneously evokes a sense of futurism, freedom and organic vitality. The brand’s signature pieces use contrasts between elements from the natural world and international cultures to create distinctive, energising and vibrant designs for multifaceted modern women. www.112mountainyam.com