Guoman Hotels Grand Imperial London has launched its unique take on a timeless classic by offering its customers Oriental Afternoon Tea.
Recalling the glamour of the orient with a sleek modern twist, guests can unwind safe in the knowledge that even their 'chi' will get some much needed rejuvenation in an ambience designed with a Feng Shui master.
The Asian-inspired tea arrives presented on a stand laden with Cantonese sweets, treats and savouries. The first course includes fresh black cod rolls, wrapped in Kataifi pastry and Char Sui Bao. Both made with the freshest ingredients, the Bao are the famous Cantonese pork buns which are light, fluffy and filled with sticky pork.
The second course is Grand Imperial's teatime-take on poultry including a Concubine Chicken Wrap (shredded salted chicken wrapped in a crunchy lettuce leaf) or Shredded Duck Wrap (a twist on the perennially popular duck pancakes – shredded duck in prawn crackers). Delicate, crispy and with just a slight kick these are the perfect conclusion to the tea's savoury selection.
Chocolate Dim Sum - the final course - is an experience totally unique to Grand Imperial. Blending the art of crispy, delicate dim sum parcels with a warm, silky sauce made with 70% cacao, head chef Leung and dim sum chef Sai Feng Zeng have created the dish which consists of four individual parcels; the crispy Canton Cracker pastry, the Pumpkin Bundle, a miniature pumpkin made with pumpkin essence and lemon zest, the Cashew Crescent, a half-moon pastry topped with cashew nuts and icing sugar and the Coconut Doughnut rolled in coconut shavings and tangerine zest.
To accompany the afternoon tea in London guests can pick their favourite soothing Oriental tea from Grand Imperial's extensive selection.
The Oriental Afternoon Tea will be served every day between 3-5pm.
About Guoman Hotels:
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in central London and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's major cities.
Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards (current AA London Hotel of the Year 2010/11) and The Tower. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.
In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its new property opening in Shanghai – with a property in Beijing to follow in 2011. In the UK, The Grosvenor Victoria property will join the collection in the near future.
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