Fashion and gastronomy for an inspired afternoon tea
Throughout history, afternoon tea has always been linked with fashion. In a Victorian tea room where an underwhelming costume would be condemned by the fancy wallpaper and chandeliers, the British nobles dressed lavishly to make a statement of their financial and cultural accomplishment. Nowadays, a tea set carries affinity to haute couture for its visual refinement. In collaboration with the Signorina fragrance selection of Salvatore Ferragamo, Lobby Lounge at Conrad Hong Kong launches a promotion that pushes the fashion envelope.
Its latest afternoon tea set not only looks good, but also entices the nose Prolific for its classy footwear and leather goods, the empire of Salvatore Ferragamo has grown to producing an array of luxury ready-to-wear and beauty items. The brand’s fragrance collection Signorina is a new favourite among the stylish crowd. It features three distinctive scents that highlight the multiple facets of a sophisticated modern woman, which also inspire the culinary team at Conrad Hong Kong to create various delicacies in the new afternoon tea set.
Devised by Chef Luca de Berardinis from Nicholini’s, the savoury selections exude the rich gastronomic traditions of Florence, the birthplace of Salvatore Ferragamo. Pappa al Pomodoro with burrata cheese – a classic bread and tomato soup – boasts intense tomato flavours and colours that resonate with the brand’s aesthetics, while the seasonal fungus reigns supreme in sautéed porcini mushroom crostini.
Among the sandwiches, the combination of the smoky unctuous eel with the velvety foie gras is as unpredictably mysterious as the Signorina Misteriosa. Signorina Misteriosa, starring as the highlight of the collection, cascades chic silky nuances of orange blossom intertwining with the opulent sensuality of tuberose. The combination of red tuna carpaccio and guacamole evokes the vivacious feminine sensations of Signorina Eau de Toilette with an exceptionally fresh floral and fruity scent. Casting a feminine seductive note, Signorina Eleganza inspires Chef Luca to pair Italian ham with the “diamond of the kitchen” where you will be thoroughly seduced with the black truffle. The marinated salmon and salmon roe sandwiches reminiscent of the pink Signorina Eau de Parfum that accords of flowering jasmine and roses.
Fans of good-looking confections will have more to look forward to in the sweets section. The Madagascar vanilla mousse is an immediate standout. It is made photo-worthy carrying a Vara Bow, one of the most iconic Ferragamo motifs on the round-toe shoes. Beyond the smooth texture, it also bears hints of the citrusy Singorina Misterosa. Other special creations include Eleganza tart with grapefruit, pear and almond, as well as lychee and rose financier. To complete the aromatic extravaganza, each patron will receive a Salvatore Ferragamo “For Him & Her” Fragrance Miniature Gift Set+ at the end of the afternoon tea journey.
The Salvatore Ferragamo Fragrance inspired afternoon tea set will be served in limited time from 15 December to 19 February between Mondays and Fridays. It is priced at HK$238* per guest with a serving of tea or coffee. 10 inspired creations would be also feature in the weekend Salvatore Ferragamo afternoon tea buffet, priced at HK$258* per guest. http://www.travelandtourworld.com/