Café 103 collaborates with luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang for an exquisite afternoon tea set inspired by its rich heritage with a modern twist.
Celebrating Shanghai Tang’s 25th anniversary this year, the afternoon tea set transforms the brand’s iconic aesthetics and craftsmanship into edible works of art.
The Chinese-inspired afternoon tea set boasts an intriguing combination of both savory and sweet delicacies.
“I incorporated more Chinese elements into the Shanghai Tang afternoon tea. Ingredients such as red dates and lychee that are often seen in Chinese desserts were used, for example, to highlight Shanghai Tang’s Chinese legacy,” said the Executive Pastry Chef.
“As part of our 25th anniversary celebration this year, Shanghai Tang is thrilled to team up with The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong to offer an exclusive afternoon tea set for a limited time only,” said Victoria Tang-Owen, Creative Director of Shanghai Tang.
“The Silver Jubilee tea set pays tribute to the brand’s 25 years of heritage and serves up a delicious taste of Shanghai Tang’s authentic and disruptive spirit with every bite,” continued Victoria.
The three-tiered afternoon tea stand is shaped to mimic the birdcage – an iconic collectable in Chinese culture. The four savory bites and six desserts are especially designed to highlight modern Chinese aesthetics and Shanghai Tang’s signature motifs.
Shanghai Tang’s Silver Jubilee Capsule Limited Edition is a key source of inspiration for the afternoon tea sets.
Shanghai Tang’s iconic “SHT Motif” – a revived and reimagined logo from its archive and also a key highlight for the brand’s 25th anniversary – is transformed into chocolate art in the dessert as well.
To echo the Chinese influences of Shanghai Tang, Chef Richard updated the signature scones of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The new Ginger Confit Scones, served with Chinese Plum and Ginger Jam, are a match made in heaven which will delight you with every bite.
Apart from the desserts, the savory bites also seamlessly blend traditional Chinese and Western flavors. The Baked BBQ Pork with Cheese and Onion Egg Tart uses “Char Siu” in the egg tart for its intense flavor and tender texture.
Guests who enjoy the Shanghai Tang “Back To The Roots” Afternoon Tea can receive a complimentary limited-edition notebook upon any purchase at Shanghai Tang stores in Hong Kong.