Thu, September 10, 2015
Ladurée introduces Langham’s signature Ginger Flower Macaron at Palm Court
(Hong Kong, 10 September 2015) – Collaborating with the famed Parisian patisserie, The House of Ladurée and The Langham, Hong Kong present The Ladurée Afternoon Tea by Langham to unveil an exclusive Langham flavoured macaron at Palm Court.
Renowned for pastry perfection since 1862, Ladurée brings to fruition the Langham brand’s signature scent creating the Ginger Flower macaron. It is filled with a custom-made rose ganache, complemented with notes of ginger, and sandwiched between two beautifully baked pink macaron shells. The delicate confections were designed and delivered from Paris to guarantee that each characteristic consisted of a mouth-watering crunch with a sweet finish.
The iconic Marie-Antoinette macaron makes an appearance on the afternoon tea set. This Ladurée creation is a reflection of the infamous Marie-Antoinette tea, which is a marriage of black tea from China and India with flavours of rose petals, citrus fruits, and honey.
Enhancing the experience further, The Langham, Hong Kong’s Executive Chef Pedro Samper composes an original pastry piece called the Royal Blueberry Mousse with Ladurée Crystallised Violets. The light and airy mousse rests on a home-baked chocolate biscuit that provides a contrast in textures. Fresh blueberries, candied violet flower petals and white chocolate couveture are adorned on top.
Served on the tailor-made “Langham Rose” Wedgwood tea ware, other accompanying sweet pastries have been designed to complement Ladurée flavours and colours. Guests can expect a Grand Marnier Floating Island, Orange and Ginger Flavoured French Canelé and a Praline Yuzu Tart.
Vice President of Brands for Langham Hospitality Group and Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong Bob van den Oord says “We are truly excited about this brand partnership. Langham and Ladurée share the same timeless values in crafting the art of luxury. Our guests can look forward to constant innovation as we continue to create new afternoon tea experiences.”
On the savoury side, Chef Pedro’s petite bites range from smoked duck breast with mango chilli jam, to parma ham and tuna roulade with basil pineapple salsa, and free range chicken and liver pate with fig compote.
The Palm Court bakery also includes a warm selection of plain and golden raisin scones served with Devonshire clotted cream with strawberry and rose preserve.
Ladurée Paris is very pleased to collaborate with the Langham to provide the most luxurious and delicate tea time experience in Hong Kong.
In honour of this cooperation, guests will receive a complimentary seasonal macaron gift box for every order of The Ladurée Afternoon Tea by Langham while supplies last.
The Ladurée Afternoon Tea by Langham is served on weekdays from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., and on weekends and public holidays in two sittings, from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
It is priced at HK$298 per person and HK$538 for two persons, subject to 10% service charge.
The Ginger Flower macaron is a new flavour exclusively available at The Langham, Hong Kong’s Palm Court lobby lounge from 12 September to 31 December 2015.
For reservations and enquiries, please call (852) 2132 7898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The history of Parisian tea rooms is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a man from France’s southwest, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of mixing styles. The Parisian café and pastry shop gave birth to one of the first tea rooms in town. The “salon de thé” had a definite advantage over the cafés: women could gather in complete freedom. The story of the Ladurée macaron starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling. The recipe has not changed. Ladurée’s refined atmosphere, charged with history, attracted David Holder and his father Francis Holder, founder of the Holder Group. In 1993, they decided to buy this Parisian institution, and to promote and enlarge the famous “Maison”. In September 1997, Ladurée opened at 75, avenue des Champs-Elysées. Francis Holder and David Holder, President of Ladurée, sought to create a refined, authentic location on the most beautiful avenue in the world in keeping with the image of the tea room on the rue Royale. Ladurée is a veritable song to gourmandise and pastry innovation. Every moment of creation is an intense experience.
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About The Langham, Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong epitomises timeless European elegance and is located in the heart of vibrant Kowloon. Situated next to Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the hotel is surrounded by the luxury flagship stores of the world’s most famous designer labels and mere minutes away from the historic Star Ferry with glittering Victoria Harbour as its backdrop. The hotel features 498 luxurious guest rooms and suites finished with the finest fabrics, hardwood floors, and hand-woven carpets, and fully equipped with Blissful Beds, iHome docking stations and wireless broadband internet connection. Attractions range from the legendary three Michelin-starred T’ang Court Cantonese restaurant, “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” at the Palm Court lobby lounge and artisanal cocktails at the award-winning bar concept from London called Artesian. Guests can relax at the rooftop swimming pool or retreat to The Langham Club lounge that offers all-day canapés and refreshments.
For more details, please visit langhamhotels.com/hongkong.
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