New Signature Afternoon Tea
Intense, indulgent and exquisite, chocolate has captured the hearts – and taste buds – of chocoholics the world over. At its sun-dappled Tea Lounge along the Chao Phraya River, Capella Bangkok celebrates the rich diversity of this beloved treat with a new Signature Afternoon Tea that incorporates the exquisite flavours of cacao from growers and producers as close as Chiang Mai to as far as the Dominican Republic.
“Chocolate has the magical power to delight,” says Capella Bangkok’s Executive Pastry Chef Sylvain Constans. “A memorable time between families, friends and loved ones can easily happen from sharing a simple piece of chocolate. I wanted to pay tribute to the diversity and uniqueness of craft chocolate from around the world and shine a light on growers that follow sustainable practices at their farms.”
Capella Bangkok’s Signature High Tea: The Chocolate Journey blends innovative culinary creations with an exquisite range of fine tea blends by Mariage Frères, meticulously selected to offer a perfect pairing with the intense and indulgent flavours of the chocolate-laced treats that accompany them.
Each culinary journey commences with the Tea Lounge’s signature Tea & Herb Trolley, from which guests can pick their favourite Mariage Frères blend. Highlights include the tea house’s premium Paris – Bangkok, an exceptionally well-crafted black tea exclusively available at Capella Bangkok.
The journey continues with four fine savouries, including cold smoked duck breast with artichoke, cranberry and cocoa; spiced macaron with foie gras and lavender jelly; crab and asparagus panna cotta with hollandaise and prosciutto; and smoked tuna and unagi brochette with fig miso and ginger. The exquisite delights are followed with chef Constans’ freshly baked scones, available as both a classic scone and a chocolate chips version, which both come served alongside house-made strawberry jam, clotted cream, and chocolate and hazelnut spread.
Sweet-toothed guests will be delighted to see the dessert trolley roll in. On it, up to six chocolate-filled treats crafted with premium cacao are available to choose from:
Tulakalum 75%: Chocolate from single origin Belizean cacao, with a fruity and tangy cacao nib aroma encapsulating the country’s verdant landscapes and rich cultural history. A scrumptious combination with spicy sable and pineapple.
Nyangbo 68%: Sweetly spiced, Ghana’s single origin cacao with hints of vanilla is incorporated into a chocolate-filled and indulgent Paris-Brest.
Bahibe 46%: The gushing waterfalls of the Dominican Republic are channeled through a powerful dash of cacao, which delivers notes of ripe fruits and pairs harmoniously with the tropical flavours of banana and passionfruit jelly.
Chiang Mai 70%: Organic chocolate grown in Mae Teang, Chiang Mai boasts a delicate floral note with exotic fruitiness. It is transformed into a delicious financier with a touch of cherry jelly and kirsch Chantilly.
Raspberry Inspiration: Raspberry-flavoured chocolate, which evokes a delightful aroma of homemade raspberry jam, is given a nutty softness from pistachio Chantilly and crunchy sable.
Caramelia 36%: Richly flavoured chocolate with a lavish touch of salted caramel is the key ingredient to this scrumptious treat with caramel sponge, lemon jelly and peanut crunch.
For a truly indulgent experience, the Tea Lounge also offers the choice of Capella Bangkok’s Signature Diamant Champagne, bottled exclusively for the hotel by the Vranken Pommery house, or a selection of Mariage Frère tea-infused cocktails and refreshments.
Nestled amidst lush gardens and calming water lily ponds, the Tea Lounge is a serene setting for daytime refreshments and afternoon teas savoured in the inspiring ambiance of Bangkok’s historical riverside district.
The Capella Signature High Tea Experience is priced at Bt3,200++ for two persons, while the Capella Signature High Tea & Champagne is available for an additional Bt1,000++ per person (subject to 17.7% vats and service charge). Tea Lounge at Capella Bangkok is open daily from noon – 6pm.
For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 2098 – 3888 or email: email@example.com. The Capella Signature High Tea can also be purchased online, to order yours, simply click here.
Source: Capella Hotels.