March is not just a month for art appreciation—it also marks the beginning of the spring season where flowers bloom, inspiring chefs and mixologists around the city. Here’s where to find the finest establishments that are presenting numerous floral-themed promotions starting this month.
The Langham Hong Kong
What: The Langham’s executive pastry chef Matthieu Godard has taken inspiration from the season’s bouquets and turned them into sweet treats served in the Blooming Afternoon Tea. The desserts are inspired by and showcase the sweet aromas of blossoms, from Jasmine (pistachio and white chocolate macaron filled with jasmine cream) to Daisy (sable Breton with raspberry mousse and Chantilly cream) and Marigold (fruity dome with lemon biscuit base, topped with yuzu mousse and apricot jam). The afternoon tea set also includes savoury morsels, as well as a take-home portrait designed and customized by British illustrator Tanya Bennett. The Blooming Afternoon tea is priced at HK$348 per person and HK$598 for two. The guest-portrait service is available on March 25 and 26.
When: March 21 – May 31, 2017
Where: Palm Court, Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2132 7898
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
What: Cherry blossoms are in full bloom at the Ritz-Carlton’s Café 103, as Hideaki Tanaka, guest pastry chef from Ritz Carlton Tokyo, is showcasing six weeks of sakura, featuring the pink blossoms in an exclusive afternoon tea set. Inspired by the pastel pink blush of cherry blossoms, chef Tanaka presents an array of tea set morsels including sakura flower-marinated radish roll with Zuwai crab and caviar, green tea sakura strawberry cake, soy milk panna cotta with sakura jelly, and sakura, strawberry and red bean mousse. The sakura afternoon tea set is priced at HK$378 for one at HK$638 for two on weekdays; it’s HK$398 for one and HK$658 for two on weekends and public holidays.
When: April 1 to May 14, 2017, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm (except April 14 to 17)
Where: Café 103, Level 103, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2263 2270
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What: Celebrating the city’s art month, Seafood Room is presenting an all-new Murakami’s Psychedelic Flower Cocktail, available at the bar during the month of March. This colorful concoction blends Tanqueray gin, yuzu juice, lillet, sweet rhubarb liqueur and a spritz of fresh lemon with an artistic flower pattern on the top. The special cocktail is best enjoyed at the establishment’s rooftop with its panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour.
When: Available now
Where: Seafood Room, 26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 3708 9668
Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
What: Where there is gin, there are botanicals. The newly opened gin-lovers haven takes on the narrative of a doctor’s office, where a fictional physician ails his patients with herb-enriched concoctions— refreshing cocktails, that is. The hidden gin bar at Landmark showcases an eccentric collection of artisan gin varieties, mixed into a number of different G&Ts as well as floral cocktails, created and crafted by esteemed mixologist Gerry Olino. Served in tall Collins glasses, look out for the gin parlour’s signature varieties such as Blind Tiger gin and Fever Tree Tonic garnished with grated lime and rosemary, or G’Vine Floraison Gin & Fentimans Tonic with green grapes and doctors prescribed botanicals.
When: Available Now
Where: Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2111 9449