Palm Court at The Langham, Hong Kong heralds the arrival of summer garden-themed – The Summer Picnic afternoon tea presented in a wicker basket, packed to the brim with refreshing seasonal treats and picnic classics.
As W Somerset Maugham wrote in The Razor’s Edge, “There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort”. This cannot be more true than for guests indulging in this decadent picnic within the cool interiors of the elegantly appointed Palm Court with its plush carpets, leather chairs and marble tops.
Items for the ‘picnic’ at Palm Court have been carefully curated by the hotel’s Culinary Director Cesare Romani. “I hope that our basket of savouries and sweets will bring the joy and playfulness of Summer to our guests”. I have included some of my favourite items from my memories of picnicking with my family when I was a young boy. Scotch eggs which remind me of a bull’s eye were always a must have for me”.
Guests may ‘harvest’ heirloom vegetables from their own little vegetable farm, and also enjoy savoury bites such as the perfect appetizer salmon tartare, foie gras terrine that leaves a rich aftertaste and a green asparagus with feta quiche. Sweets such as a Japanese inspired fruit sando, creamy goodness exotic milkshake, strawberry and rhubarb pie and raspberry macaron and more are also packed in the basket.
Rounding up the afternoon tea are the freshly baked plain and beetroot & cranberry scones still warm from Palm Court’s very own bakery, served along with Devonshire clotted cream and preserves.
The afternoon tea set is paired with a selection of premium loose leaf teas or champagne. Priced at HK$398* for one person and HK$688* for two with tea; HK$558* for one person and HK$988* for two with a glass of champagne each. The set is available from 1st July to 30th September 2020.
The Summer Picnic Afternoon Tea at Palm Court is served on weekdays from 3:00 to 5:30p.m., and on weekends and public holidays in two sittings, from 2:15 to 4:15p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30p.m.
Menu of The Summer Picnic Afternoon Tea
– Savories –
Hummus, black olives and garlic crumbs, heirloom vegetables
Tomato water jelly, salmon roe and sprouts
Foie Gras Terrine
Pistachio crumble and brioche soldier
Scotch Quail Egg
With black garlic purée
Parma ham and mozzarella with truffle paste
Green asparagus and feta cheese
– Sweets –
Fresh mango & kiwi, whipped cream, shortcake
Banana and pineapple confit, light passion fruit chocolate mousse
Strawberry and rhubarb
Palm Court Macaron Lollipop
Plain and Beetroot & Cranberry Scones
*All prices are subject to a 10% service charge.
For reservations or enquiries, please call 2132 7898 or email [email protected].