SUMMER IN THE CITY: THE LANDMARK MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG LAUNCHES A PICNIC-INSPIRED AFTERNOON TEA

Escape the summer heat in the heart of Hong Kong with The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s fresh take on the traditional English tea service.

During June and July, the hotel’s MO Bar will introduce an afternoon tea inspired by the romance of the French country picnic, available for HK$260 per person. Optional add-ons include HK$128 for a cocktail or a glass of Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne.

Served from a charming miniature wooden picnic table atop a grassy table set with chic French red and white striped linen napkins, the afternoon tea showcases a special fresh and light seasonal menu of savory and sweet delicacies including duck pâté served in a glass jar with crispy baguette, smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumbers in a soft white bread roll with lime mayonnaise and flowers, crispy air pita wrapped with Iberico ham and pimento del piquillos gel, and toasted milk bun with spicy Boston lobster and lobster mayonnaise.

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Sweet treats include raspberry clafoutis with almond crumble, Japanese strawberries dipped in white chocolate, chocolate cupcake with cherry and butter cream, gianduja chocolate mousse ‘burger’ with mango and passion fruit, and rose petal panna cotta with watermelon and strawberry. The gourmet treat also features MO Bar’s legendary classic plain and raisin scones with clotted cream and preserves.

To complete the culinary homage to this quintessentially classic experience, the afternoon tea also includes a refreshing seasonal drinks menu. The pièce de résistance is MO Bar Head Bartender Jigmee Lama’s ‘Happy Valley Tea’, a mid-afternoon cocktail of plum and peach-

infused Bulleit Rye whiskey, homemade cordial, and English Breakfast tea served with fresh plum and peach. Alternatively, add a ginger-infused cranberry juice, ginger and grapefruit peel mocktail, the perfect accompaniment for warm summer days.

Afternoon tea is a social affair, so the treats continue with an unconventional twist: a selfie station completes with an array of whimsical props including glasses, fake moustache and other accoutrements to transform your selfie into a prize-winning print. All diners who post a photograph of their afternoon tea selfie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook may be entered to win a lunch for two in MO Bar. Summer in the city has never been so much fun!

All prices are subject to 10% service charge. Afternoon tea is served from 3:00pm to 5:30pm from Mondays to Fridays and 2:30pm to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended and guests can book on +852 2132 0077 or via email lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com. www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark