Café on the 1st, The Excelsior’s all-day dining restaurant, is linking up wellness lifestyle and desserts with its new healthy dessert corner, featuring desserts made with rare sugar and gluten free ingredients.
Rare sugar is a type of natural sugar that is developed and manufactured in Japan. It is extracted from nature where only less than 1% of rare sugar can be found, hence its name. Since it contains reduced calories, and is not easily absorbed by the body, it is widely considered as beneficial in weight control.
Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Chiu has created a series of desserts using rare sugar and gluten free ingredients, specially dedicated to the health conscious ones. Guests will find a myriad of delights including Rare Sugar and Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Cake, Rare Sugar Herb Jelly with Mixed Fruits, Gluten Free Apple Tart, Aloe Vera with Honey & Lime, Mixed Nut Bar, and Mixed Berries Yogurt Cup at the brand new healthy dessert corner during daily lunch and dinner buffet.
“Very often our guests are tempted to try our dessert selection, but can’t do so for health reasons as they are watching their sugar intake,” said Chef Kevin, “With rare sugar and gluten free elements, I can create desserts that are similar in sweet level and equally palatable, offering health conscious guests with great alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth.”
Café on the 1st also showcases a la minute Grilled Australian Wagyu and Angus Beef, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Boston Lobsters, freshly-shucked French Oysters and other fresh seafood from around the world during weekend dinner buffet. Lunch buffet is priced from HK$328 per adult and HK$218 per child while dinner buffet from HK$538 per adult and HK$338 per child.
Chef Kevin has also revitalized the high tea set, featuring different herbs infused items to embrace the green food trend: Basil Strawberry Cream Tart with Caramel and Almond, Vanilla Mousse with Key Lime Leaves and Mango Compote, Baked Mini Wasabi Yuzu Cheesecake, Lemon Thyme Butter Cake and Green Tea Red Bean Doughnut to name a few. The high tea set is available at HK$258 per person and HK$408 for two persons. Guests can upgrade to enjoy classic or infusion flavours of Twinning Tea for an additional HK$30 per person.