I was invited amongst other people to the Cath Kidston x Penney Pang Afternoon Tea, which is held at FEAST on the 1st Floor inside East Hotel. On Taikoo side of town in Hong Kong, it’s found inside the same building as where SUGAR is located upstairs. It is $228 for two persons, which is reasonable for the quality. On the weekend, there is also an unlimited Afternoon Buffet for $195 but per person.
English Honey-glazed Ham and Mustard,
House Tea-Smoked Salmon & Horseradish & Cucumber,
Duck-egg Mayo & Watercress Sandwiches.
Cheese, Mushrooms & Bacon Quiche Lorraine,
Sun-blushed Tomato Palmiers -
They all sounded British and fanciful enough, I appreciate the salmon and cucumber sandwich which is so traditional, although the smokiness wasn’t too apparent. The duck-egg mayo also wasn’t too detectable for me. The Quiche Lorraine was better with fatty bacon bits and cheesy. The tomato palmiers were good in concept but a bit too stale, not withstanding the humid HK weather. ~ 7/10
Westbourne Rose Earl Grey Cupcake,
Field Rose Cream-filled Macaroon,
Safari Orange Blossom White Chocolate Bon Bon -
The cup cake was surprisingly moist, even if I don’t normally like it much, this was an exception. The Rose macaron was done better than expected, albeit of course not Laduree or Gerald Mulot Paris standards. The white chocolate bon bon was really sweet but I happen to like it too. Almost like Marzipan in terms of their sweetness. ~ 7/10
Raisin Scones with imported Devon Clotted Cream, and Preserves -
Those imported Clotted Cream bits were tangy and creamy, I heard it’s proper to spread the cream on the bottom first before the jam. It is a rare finding in Hong Kong indeed. At only $228 for 2 People all up.
Price: $228 + 10% for Two Persons (Preview Tasting of Kumamoto Menu, served until May 2014)
1st Floor, Hotel East, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Hong Kong.
Ph: 3968 3777