Bangkok, 3 April 2023 - Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok celebrates the arrival of summer with the launch of its latest indulgence – the Verdant Afternoon Tea – New Collection. The delectable collection of sweet and savoury treats takes inspiration from the verdant greenery that envelops the award-winning hotel lobby. As part of the hotel’s commitment to sustainability, the delicious treats will be served in eco-friendly containers made from husk bio-composite material and coconut fibre.
The tea set, created by Executive Pastry Chef Paul Kelly, includes elegant treats, such as Smoked Salmon Slice on white bread with horseradish and ikura, Crab Meat & Strawberries on crispy bread with balsamic, Tuna Tartlette with cucumber and smoked herring caviar, and Foie Gras Parfait on a cracker with Cru de Cacao and almond. To satisfy the sweet tooth, there is Mojito with lime jelly, Bacardi cream and minted cucumber, Raspberry Charlotte with joconde, bourbon and vanilla cream, Chocolate Beignet with fried ganache and pear puree, Mango Tapas, and Coconut Lollipop & Malibu.
Chef Kelly, who has years of experience leading kitchens in various countries, initiated the concept of sustainability and the environment for the previous afternoon tea offerings, which have proved to be a big hit with guests. The Verdant Afternoon tea is served in containers hanging from a miniature Salapee tree surrounded by a mist from dry ice. The particular tree was chosen for its strength and organic, graceful shape. It is also considered auspicious with the belief that it brings longevity and luck.
The containers are created using husk bio-composite material and coconut fibre, both sustainable materials. The husk is derived from rice, a staple in most Asian diets, and millions of tons of rice husk waste is created each year from its milling process. Unfortunately, that leads to rural farms burning the husks, releasing polluting greenhouse gases and high levels of dust particulate into the atmosphere. By using these containers, Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok aims to make an impact and lead the way towards a more sustainable future.
Guests can enjoy the new Collection of Verdant Afternoon Tea experience at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Lobby from 14.00 - 17.00 daily. It is priced at THB 2,300++ for two persons, and THB 100 from every tea set sold on Wednesdays goes to the Autistic Thai Foundation and Foundation for the Blind as part of The Melody of Giving Back programme. This programme also includes a vision-impaired pianist performing at tea time.
For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 2 095 9999 or email [email protected].