Celebrate Timeless Elegance with Mikimoto’s Special Afternoon Tea at Intercontinental Hong Kong

We checked out the city’s newest tea set at Intercontinental Hong Kong. 

26 Oct 2018 — By Hira Desai / Food / Reviews
Mikimoto Tea Set

Japan’s esteemed jeweller, MIKIMOTO, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special limited edition “Ocean Treasure” Afternoon Tea Set at Intercontinental Hong Kong. As the originator of the cultured pearl, MIKIMOTO today, is known among jewellery enthusiasts around the globe.

Available from now until 30 November 2018, the special menu has been carefully designed by Executive Chef Maxime Luvara and Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier and was inspired by the brand’s esteemed Japanese culture and history.

As a nod to MIKIMOTO’s timeless beauty and exceptional quality, only the finest ingredients and culinary treasures – including those from the sea – have been used to create a beautiful offering of savoury and sweet treats.

View from Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental

View from Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental

Sit back and soak in the stunning views of the Victoria Harbour from Intercontinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge as you tuck into the delightful bites. Begin with a savoury selection including Eel and Japanese Udon with a sweet and sour teriyaki sauce and a luxurious toasted brioche topped with lobster and mango.

Pastry Display at Intercontinental Hong Kong

The pastry selection of the Mikimoto afternoon tea

The exquisite display of pastries is almost too pretty to touch! Start with the refreshingly fruity Williamine Pear and Lemon Macaron and finish up with the deeply indulgent Sake Panna Cotta Chocolate Tart with Chocolate Pearl.

And of course, no afternoon would be complete without a scone or two slathered in Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jelly and Rose Peach Jam. Wash down your favourites with a selection of Fine Mariage Frères Tea or Coffee. (Psst – we recommend the French Breakfast Tea; full bodied with a rounded taste of malt and chocolate)

Limited Edition Mikimoto pendant

To mark the special occasion, the afternoon tea set for two includes two gift cards that offer exclusive benefits at Hong Kong MIKIMOTO boutiques. This includes a complimentary gift upon any purchase at MIKIMOTO and exclusive access to purchase a limited edition MIKIMOTO pendant made of 18K White Gold and a 6mm Akoya Pearl (retail price: HK$7,000) *

*Above offers can be redeemed from October 5 – December 15, 2018 while stock lasts.

Verdict

If you are looking for afternoon tea with a unique twist, this experience will not disappoint! With impeccable floor to ceiling harbour views, scrumptious tea and an array of Japanese inspired bites, it’s definitely worth getting this experience booked up!

Price: HKD $668 for two (+10% service charge)

 

Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental, 18 Salisbury Road

 

Find our complete pick of the best afternoon teas in Hong Kong in this post.


Hira is a British freelance lifestyle, food & travel writer currently living her best life in Hong Kong and blogging about her experiences here



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