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-infusedcream cheese. The Lobster Salad carries theappetising 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, theLavender Raspberry Cream Cheese Cakefeatures 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 theLemongrass 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 specialsummer 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
HKD 678 for two persons
Now until 13 September 2020
First session: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Second session: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Garden Lounge, UG/F, The Murray, Hong Kong
For reservations or enquiries, please call +852 3141 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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