CHENGDU, China – November 10, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu is collaborating with GODIVA, Belgium premium chocolate brand, presenting “Sablés Fine Butter Biscuits Collection Chocolate Afternoon Tea” for gourmets and chocolate lovers, the delicious taste of which will introduce an honorable and unique chocolate experience.
“2015 GODIVA Sablés Fine Butter Biscuits Collection” is inspired by travel and adventure, and its exquisite package (balloons in the blue sky) is enlightened by French adventure novelist Jules Verne. On event day, the charming modern artistic Lobby Lounge on the 25th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu is decorated as a gourmet adventure wonderland. Colorful mini balloons are interspersed in this restaurant, creating an unparalleled intoxicating atmosphere. Sablés vintage blue matches harmoniously with the immense sky out of Lobby Lounge’s windows. The special customized balloon-shaped tea trays filled with fourteen types of delicate Sablés fine butter biscuits inspired pastries as well as desserts, savories and drinks, bring rich sensual pleasure and a new taste experience to guests.
This pleasing and mouthwatering afternoon tea set has been jointly presented by Mr. Philippe Daue (GODIVA Chef Chocolatier – Pacific Rim & China), Mr. Conrado Tromp (Executive Chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu) and Benny Cai (Executive Pastry Chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu). Sablé is a European shortbread cookie, the French name “Sablés” means “sands”, accurately describing its sandy texture, made with granulated sugar, flour and butter. With its crispy, tender, perfect cakery and hence dedicates the name to the distinctive crumbly texture. Based on Sablés, the three chefs specially chose high quality ingredients and chocolate to create the unique flavor. Decadent and dark chocolate is a celebration of the beauty and intensity of Africa. Macadamia nuts matching with spicy ginger transport you to cozy Oceania. Fine and smooth almond sponge cake and caramel salt have a strong European flavor. The delicate matcha tea infuses this delightful pastry with the distinctive flavors of Asia. Rich caramelized pecan nuts and chunky chocolate chips mark an ode to Americana. Through various fine ingredients, the chefs lead everyone to start a journey of sense - Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Americana.
Sablés Fine Butter Biscuits Collection Chocolate Afternoon Tea Price: RMB358+15%/set
Date: Oct 24th ,2015 to Dec 15th ,2015