Executive Pastry Chef Franck Istel collaborates with KIRINATU

Executive Pastry Chef Franck Istel collaborates with KIRINATU

16 Jan 2024

KIRINATU’s Scented Serenity Afternoon Teatime by Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok reveals a captivating and sensorial experience with the launch of Scented Serenity Afternoon Teatime in collaboration with KIRINATU, a distinguished French perfume house born in France and raised in Asia. Crafted to provide a moment of pure relaxation and five sensory delights, this unique experience promises to redefine traditional afternoon rituals at the 1897 Lounge.

Executive Pastry Chef Franck Istel, renowned for his innovative and refined pastry creations, joins forces with KIRINATU to curate an afternoon tea that transcends expectations. The Scented Serenity Afternoon Teatime is a testament to the harmonious collaboration between culinary excellence and sensory indulgence.

Pander in a symphony of flavours, as Chef Franck presents an array of 14 meticulously crafted French savouries and sweets that showcase his signature creativity. Each item is thoughtfully designed to complement the exclusive scent of ‘Lotus Bleu’, by KIRINATU, into a symphony of harmonious blend of exquisite flavours and distinct tasting notes, creating an unparalleled sensorial teatime journey.

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The symphony starts with five delicate savouries highlighting Saffron (saffron aioli and charred shrimp tartlet, chilli rose petals), Ginger (tuna brioche, lemon soy gel and crispy ginger, Nashi Pears (lardons and onion cream cheese éclair, rosemary nashi pears), Caramel (smoked salmon croissant, fish sauce caramel, perilla) and last but not least, Dark Rum (dark rum-marinated duck, black pepper cherry gel).

This special-edition afternoon tea is served with three-flavoured scones presenting classic vanilla, bergamot and saffron, accompanied by homemade strawberry-vanilla jam, signature lemon cured and traditional Devonshire clotted cream – the perfect finish to a delightful teatime.

Enhance your palate even further with the five pastries and sweets featuring Cherry (little black forest baba), Apple (caramelised apple tart on speculoos), Apricot (apricot and lemon opera slice), Fig (crepe roll with homemade fig jam) and Forest Berry (forest berry compote, smoked vanilla cream in white chocolate cup). The afternoon tea comes with a luscious cherry crème brûlée written in French cerise set on the side.

Tea enthusiasts are in for a treat, as noble tea master Ging Nipaporn Hanwichai highlights a curated selection of delicate and exquisite Ronnefeldt® teas that perfectly complement the flavours and aromas of this special afternoon tea edition. The tea pairing adds an extra layer of sophistication to the overall experience.

To complete your sensory experience, renowned harpist Ms. Tong-Juan Wang plays enchanting live harp music for everyone’s enjoyment during the afternoon teatime from Tuesday to Sunday, providing a harmonious backdrop to your afternoon.

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The Scented Serenity Afternoon Teatime is served daily from 15 January to 30 April 2024 from 13:00 to 17:00 at 1897 Lounge on the ground floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The experience is priced at THB 1,590++ per set and paired with a choice of Ronnefeldt® tea or divine coffee. Each is inclusive of a 30 ml KIRINATU “Lotus Bleu” eau de toilette as a gift to enjoy at home. The price is subject to a 10% service charge and a 7% government tax.

For reservations and more information, contact the 1897 Lounge at +66 2 162 9000, email [email protected], Facebook page: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok or Instagram: siamkempinski, or use the official Line account @Siamkempinskihotel

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About KIRINATU, Parfum House from Grasse, France: KIRINATU (Ki-Ri-Na-Too), which ‘Kiri’ or pronounced kee-ree in a Sanskrit holds the meaning of mountains ‘Natu’ derived from the term nature, which KIRINATU is a perfume and skincare brand from the iconic city and the origin of fragrances around the world like France. Distinguished by a sophisticated fragrance created by a team of world-class perfumers in Grasse, France. The precious fragrance of KIRINATU has been divided into 3 forms including parfum; home diffuser and candle; and personal care. The brand's first standout product is the carefully crafted fragrance, 'Parfum' for a variety of unique and long-lasting fragrances. As KIRINATU's fragrances contain 20-40% of the fragrance, it has a ‘glossier’ texture than other parfums, as well as with this concentrated component This makes KIRINATU's parfums a perfume that smells good throughout the day. It can impeccably deliver a unique and precious fragrance experience that will captivate the users.

About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: On 27 September 2010, Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first Thailand property in the capital city of Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district. The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark European flair with traditional Thai hospitality. Each of the hotel’s 397 guestrooms and suites overlooks the property’s surrounding gardens and pools, and 22 rooms have direct access to the pool. Thailand’s artistic heritage is a key theme of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The property displays 2,000 pieces of art, including more than 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned to create art for the property.

Media contacts:
Lalidapun Chavananand · Director of Public Relations
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok · Thailand 
T +66 02 162 9000 · [email protected]

Kullakitti Charoenmuang · Assistant Public Relations Manager
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok 10330 · Thailand
T +66 2 162 9000 · [email protected]