Contemporary British restaurant Statement is now offering its first afternoon tea, in an exclusive partnership with Ruinart Champagne. Statement presents tiers of bespoke sweet and savoury classics to pair with the renowned Champagne, served in the glorious, century-old Tai Kwun either in the stylish dining room or al fresco on the outdoor verandah.
Afternoon tea is served on a stunning metal spiral art piece, created by world-acclaimed designer and architect, Ron Arad, the sculpture is a modern-day depiction of the iconic and elegant Ruinart bottle. Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist and only 300 statuesque Ruinart tea trays have been produced worldwide, of which 12 are available in Hong Kong – found only at Statement.
Afternoon tea purists will be delighted to see that the classic cucumber sandwich has made the cut in this menu. The delicate cucumber & dill sandwich combines rich and creamy textures, elevated with the subtle additions of dill and crème fraiche. There will also be roast beef, Colman’s mustard & pickle sandwiches and an open egg sandwich with salmon roe. These bite-sized delights are made with naturally coloured breads using ingredients like sundried tomato, basil and spinach.
The sandwiches may be delicate, but there’s no need for a delicate appetite here – if you’d like more, just request a top-up.
Other savoury delights will include Statement’s artfully crafted celeriac tartelette with pickled vegetables & cauliflower puree featuring a selection of root vegetables and cauliflower cream encased in buttery shortcrust pastry and topped with mushroom dust to reflect the earth where the roots grow. A light and airy walnut & Lancashire cheese puff is nestled alongside; made with British Lancashire cheese and a single roasted walnut on top, bringing a nutty crunch to the soft pastry.
And never fear – the scones are also here! Buttermilk Devon scones and fruit &
sultana scones will be served with strawberry & orange homemade jams and fresh Cornish clotted cream. We can’t wait to see how they measure up on Hong Kong’s ‘top scones’ list!
Besides the scones, your sweet cravings will be satisfied by the classic cinnamon carrot cake and the rich chocolate & orange slice which layers smooth cocoa pudding atop a crumbly biscuit base, with subtle citrus notes. Chasing the rich chocolate flavours, the vanilla & acacia honey cream choux is an elegant and airy choux puff filled with a sweet homemade vanilla cream and infused with acacia honey. And finally, bursting with fresh flavours, the raspberry & lemon tart is topped with fresh raspberries each filled with berry coulis.
Where: Statement, Tai Kwun, Central | 2848 3000
When: daily from 3pm-5pm
Cost: $288 per person, $388 per person with a glass of Ruinart Champagne