20 August 2020, Hong Kong SAR, China – Garden Lounge at The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, presents a refreshing variety of summer flavours full of energetic vibes, blossoming flowers and vivid colours, to beat the sizzling heat. Themed around botanical greens, edible flowers, herbs, spices and everything refreshing, the Botanical Afternoon Tea is an uplifting and equally enticing option to satisfy any sugar cravings.
The afternoon tea comes with a tempting selection of sweet and savoury treats. Glazed with a delicate layer of elderflower jelly, Botanical Gin-Cured Salmon on a slice of tomato bread is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Shaved Prosciutto is elegantly arranged on a fine piece of puff pastry, where the flavourful cured ham is cleverly balanced with a generous spread of rocket leaves-infused cream cheese. The Lobster Salad carries the appetising and exotic flavours of mango, turmeric and a fresh curry leaf on top of a soft and buttery baked brioche. Juicy and mouth-watering, the Hibiscus-Scented Watermelon features alternate layers of watermelon and feta cheese and is sprinkled with tomato powder to make every bite an irresistible pleasure.
The Cassis Tarragon Devil’s Food Cake is a definite gem for any dessert aficionados. The indulgent and luscious chocolate cake is infused with Grand Marnier, enhanced with a layer of blueberry and black currant agar and topped with smooth tarragon cream for its distinctive bitter-sweet character.
A creative twist to the classic confectionery, the Lavender Raspberry Cream Cheese Cake features rich and velvety cream cheese cake adorned with lavender cream. Raspberry agar cubes are enclosed in the cake to enrich its texture.
Pineapple compotes with lemongrass juice and ginger syrup, ginger cream, ginger crumbles and lemongrass agar are beautifully layered, presenting a mixed profile of sweetness and tanginess in the Lemongrass Pineapple Verrine.
Apart from our popular moist and warm plain scones, the afternoon tea is served with a ginger-flavoured scone with golden raisins as a special summer treat, which is best paired with sips of handpicked JING Tea.
The scones and pastry items also adopt shapes from modernism in architecture that are distinctly The Murray. The square scones mimic the hotel’s iconic windows and the round cocoa cookies are inspired by Korean artist Bahk Seon Ghi’s ‘Aggregation’, the monumental art-piece in charcoal by the elevator lobby on the ground floor.
Botanical Afternoon Tea
Price: HKD 678 for two persons
Date: Now until 30 September 2020
Time: First session: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / Second session: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Garden Lounge, UG/F, The Murray, Hong Kong
For reservations or enquiries, please call +852 3141 8888 or email email@example.com
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
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. The US$1 billion contemporary sanctuary features 336 oversized rooms and suites spanning 25 floors, 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, and creative meeting and event spaces, making it the epicentre of luxury events in the city. Further details on The Murray, Hong Kong are available at niccolohotels.com.
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