Friday, August 1, 2014

Pierre Herme Paris to operate a pop-up afternoon tea shop at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong



The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is setting up an exclusive pop-up by Pierre Hermé Paris for two weeks from August 15.

It will be so nice to sample Pierre Herme Paris again in Hong Kong, after enjoying pastries in their Paris shop just a few weeks ago.

PIERRE HERME IN MOROCCO
AT THE DAR AHLAM



In Morocco last month at the lovely Dar Ahlam, as well, living a Travelife, we were told that the sweets were designed and overseen by Pierre Herme.

So this will be the third encounter with Pierre Herme in three different countries/ cities over a span of two months. Make that four encounters, actually, as I should include Pierre Herme in Tokyo.

AFTERNOON TEA AT CAFE 103

The Ritz-Carlton's Café 103 will offer an afternoon tea selection featuring pastry creations from Pierre Hermé's Fetish Infiniment Citron collection.

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ABOUT THE PIERRE HERME PARIS
FETISH INFINIMENT CITRON COLLECTION

The Fetish Infiniment Citron collection is a celebration of lemon flavours, using exclusively Sicilian lemons which are juicier and more flavourful than ordinary lemons.

Pierre Hermé dedicated himself to elevating the taste of lemon by analysing its different aspects: bitter, acidic and sweetly perfumed.

DIRECT FROM PARIS

In a rare opportunity for Pierre Hermé fans in Hong Kong this August, guests will be able to experience, for the first time, fresh pastries made exclusively by a Pierre Hermé Paris Executive Pastry Chef from Japan, together with The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong's Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long.

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THE FAMOUS PASTRIES
OF PIERRE HERME

Diners can look forward to famous pastries including the Chou Infiniment Citron, which is Pierre Hermé's cream puff creation is made of shortbread pastry, velvety lemon cream and candied citrus.

It's crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the chou pastry is covered with a fine layer of lemon crumble before baking, which crackles under the palate.

This chou is a combination of the different flavours and textures of the lemon; from the creamy and bitter to the acidic and sweet.

EXTRA TOUCHES TO AFTERNOON TEA



Collaborating on the afternoon tea menu is Brook Wong, Chef de Cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

Creating a selection of savoury bites to enhance the experience, the chef said, “I was inspired by the marriage of refreshing, sweet and sour tastes on the flavor profile of the Pierre Hermé citron collection when designing the savory items. I used lemon curd to balance out the intense flavor of the herb-marinated smoked salmon in the mini sandwich."

He added: "One of the must-try items is the seafood with lemon butter spread on the light and refreshing lemon bread handmade for this collection."

The Pierre Hermé Paris 
Infiniment Citron Afternoon Tea 
August 15-31, 2014 
from 330 PM to 6 PM 

Café 103
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon, Hong Kong


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