Mirage at Renaissance Harbour View is serving up a choc-tastic tea this autumn. Star of the tea table is Ruby chocolate containing pink cocoa beans and a new launch in Hong Kong.
Pastry chef Roger Fok has cleverly crafted the limited edition naturally pink-hued chocolate into ruby mille feuilles – creamy vanilla custard encased in caramelised puff pastry with a touch of the ‘berrylicious’ Ruby chocolate.
Further tea-stand treats include pine nut chocolates made of Ghana milk chocolate and pine nut praline; baked apple tart with rum raisin and cinnamon-flavoured apple filling; matcha profiteroles with smooth matcha and raspberry creme stuffed inside crispy green tea puffs; lemon bonbons with milk chocolate ganache; and Renaissance cheesecake. And of course not forgetting the obligatory freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Savoury bites include pan-fried scallop, duck liver pate puffs, smoked salmon Maki, and truffle and ham toasties.
The Autumn Afternoon Tea is available in the Upper Lobby, Renaissance Harbour View, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 3-5.30pm until Nov 30, $188/per person Monday-Friday, or $208/person on weekends and public holidays. Hang Seng Bank credit card holders can enjoy up to 50% discount. Bookings through firstname.lastname@example.org.