Waldorf Astoria Beijing has unveiled a spring-time afternoon tea menu that is a unique celebration of the epicurean delights of the hotel and the acclaimed French champagne house Perrier-Jouët.
The exquisite champagne-themed afternoon tea set features Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé, a gourmet, gold-medal-winning champagne whose tasting notes call it balanced yet graceful, and which includes notes of crème de cassis, raspberry, roses, lime, and Morello cherries. Inspired by the graceful Perrier-Jouët and as a tribute to cherry blossom season, Waldorf Astoria Beijing has created a brand-new afternoon tea set that will be sure to satisfy the most discerning clientele with superb selection of in-season, choosiest, and organic ingredients.
"It's a great honor to work with the acclaimed Perrier-Jouët brand, which is a perfect fit for the Waldorf," said Brian Tong, general manager of the Waldorf Astoria Beijing. "Our two brands are uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence and perfection."
With a distinctive rosé theme among the offerings, the set includes a rosé champagne sponge cake combines dried rose petals with champagne in tasteful harmony. The almond cake, with a hint of champagne, is paired with a gorgeously delicate white chocolate base. The pastry chef has also created a spring green tea tiramisu pot resembling a plant, with branches made of dark chocolate shooting up and exquisite flowers made of flour. Also, strawberry watermelon cake delights with its rich and multi-layered flavor. Strawberries on top are decorated with dried crushed rose petals.
Pink is also prominent in the rosé-themed afternoon tea set. In preparing the pink "strawberry" foie gras terrine with brandy, the chef painstakingly removes the tendons of the goose liver and submerges them in milk and brandy. After being cooked slowly they are blended into a mousse, shaped like strawberries. The dish has a lingering brandy bouquet and delights the tastebuds with the rich flavor of the foie gras, and the sweetness of the chocolate coating.
No afternoon tea could be complete without scones, and two varieties will be available, plain and rose. The rose cream, which gives off a delectable floral aroma, is made in the kitchen with rose petals and pure honey.
Other pastries and savories available include seasonal pink/red strawberry cheese cake, pink popcorn truffle chocolate, pink velvet cake, and mixed melon ball with homemade rose macaroon, Boston lobster in daikon warp, Emmental cheese with coppa ham, and salmon timbale with guacamole and crab roe.
For drinks, sakura latte and sakura lychee soda, an alcohol-free cocktail made from self-made sakura syrup and lychee juice, are available. Fine roasted coffees and signature premium teas are also available.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing takes pride in its respect for natural and seasonal ingredients, looking to both time-honored methods as well as innovation to create an exquisite dining experience for each and every guest.
PINK|Rosé afternoon tea is available from March 21 to June 20, 2019, at the stylish Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Beijing, 5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Price on weekdays: 598 RMB; at weekends: 658 RMB
The price is subject to a 15% service fee.
Please call +86-10-8520-8989 for reservation or visit us at www.waldorfastoria.com/beijing
About Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Opened February 21, 2014, Waldorf Astoria Beijing marks the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China and the brand's continued international expansion. Standing as a dramatic bronze building, the hotel is a landmark in the heart of the Wangfujing district, and an icon where time transcends through the rich Chinese tradition to today's sophisticated affluent lifestyle. The hotel features 169 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including 37 suites and nine with furnished terraces in the main hotel tower and a Waldorf Astoria Hutong Courtyard Villa, plus three Hutong Courtyard Suites and a Hutong Courtyard Two-bedroom Suite in two beautifully constructed (to original specifications) Hutong Courtyards. Waldorf Astoria Beijing features three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie1893 and Zijin Mansion, 796 square metre function space, a spa and fitness centre with heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO). Guests of Waldorf Astoria Beijing also enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the Hilton.
Since its foundation in 1811, Perrier-Jouët has been renowned for its elegant floral champagnes, which reveal the true essence of the Chardonnay grapes. A swirl of anemones engraved on the bottle marks the association between Perrier-Jouët and Art Nouveau, infusing poetry and beauty into daily life. An exceptional vineyard, including the best plots on the Côte des Blancs, giving the chardonnays that are predominant in the House's champagnes all the richness of their floral aroma. A style passed down through the years, in the secrecy of the House Cellars by the Cellar Master, expert in their craftsmanship.
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