Blogged by @Joehairie
For Conrad Hong Kong
Afternoon tea used to be a formality reserved for the wealthy, but living in the modern time allows us to use a bit of imagination and creativity to turn the everyday teatime into a wonderful experience. In collaboration with PAPINEE, the global Children’s Storytelling Social Enterprise, Conrad Hong Kong will take guests on a magical adventure from 9 May to 30 June. Based on the brand’s story and the PAPINEE Horse – Rus, hotel executive chef Claudio Rossi and pastry chef Billy Yuen has created an array of French pastries and snacks whimsical as those in the tea parties of a fairytale.
A lineup of French pastry and sweet temptations devised by Pastry Chef Billy Yuen.
The PAPINEE Horse , Rus XIV the Stallion King, originates from traditional French folklores. Borrowing from the luxurious aesthetics of the era of Louis XIV, Rus acts as a symbol of magnificence and power. It teaches us to be loyal and courageous to follow our dream. These lessons not only apply to the leaders of tomorrow, we as adults also need to be reminded about our sense of imagination which enriches our world. In light of this, chef Billy exudes his culinary vision in the blackberry and lavender mousse gateau, one of the key items in this afternoon tea promotion. Its white and purple glazing and lavender flavour is both homage to the Rus and to Provence, the featured region of Le French GourMay 2018.
Colourful savoury items are inspired by the traditional French folklores
Other special creations include Opéra PAPINEE, a remake of the classic French cake using Provençal almond, in line with the dynamic pattern of the PAPINEE Horse. The meringue lemon tart reminds guests of summer nights in France in which families share moments of happiness. Besides these fantasy-like desserts, the afternoon tea also serves hot items such as seafood quiche and spinach and feta puff, as well as open sandwiches with French toppings. Those who want to push the boundary even further can choose the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a fanciful concoction of milk oolong, lime, lavender, espuma and gin (with mocktail option available) by the hotel’s mixologist among the drink options. Alternatively, free-flowing Perrier-Jöuet champagne will also be available for an additional HK$208*.
Bring home the PAPINEE Inspire Kit with a storybook and colouring postcard for the little ones.
The PAPINEE afternoon tea is priced at HK$518 for two and HK$318 per head, inclusive of a PAPINEE Inspire Kit+ with a storybook and colouring postcard which guests can bring home at the end of the meal. Mums who wish to share the magical moment with their children can sign up for the family afternoon tea (HK$998*) on Mother’s Day, 12 May. The buffet-style afternoon tea will begin at 3pm, followed by an art jamming session at 5pm to let the imagination of adults and kids alike run wild. Throughout the promotion period, PAPINEE’s colourful products will be sold at the pop-up store at the hotel to enliven the guests’ homes.
Special drink to pair with the afternoon tea – A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Lower Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2822 8891 | Online Reservations: ConradDining.com
* Subject to 10% service charge+ Diners have to visit the pop-up store at The Shop of the Hotel to redeem the complimentary kit . The kit is available while stock lasts.
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PAPINEE is a Children’s Storytelling Social Enterprise & Creative Movement inspired by the founder’s mother who wanted to give her child the world and in doing so turned their living room into the Pyramids of Giza, Mount Fuji and King Arthur’s Round Table; taking him on the most incredible imaginative journeys and conquests of learning & fun. A natural storyteller, the mother dedicated every Sunday afternoon visiting orphanages & reading, sharing and playing with the kids. She referred to each child as her ‘Papinee’, a word she invented to make every child feel special, loved and brilliant. Today PAPINEE is in reverence to her and incredible storytellers everywhere who endeavour to give all children around the world the gift of imagination so that they can be inspired, and against all odds, make their dreams come true. PAPINEE creates storytelling kits about special animals from different lands and fuses zoology, geography and history in a magical way for parents to inspire their loved ones and take them on voyages of imagination, creativity & happiness. For every storytelling kit sold, PAPINEE donates an ‘inspire kit’ to a child in need with the support of a community of global volunteer storytellers that teach, play and give hope. PAPINEE also works with many different partners to fund children’s causes with the vision to inspire tomorrow’s global citizens.