Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District
Telephone: +86 20 3813 6688 ext. 8315
Direct Line: +86 20 3813 6827
Fax: +86-20-3813 6698
GUANGZHOU, CHINA—May 9, 2016— Pearl Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou has long been recognized for its regal and superior traditional afternoon tea offerings with delectable pastries and an elegant classic European setting, complemented with immaculate service and musical accompaniment by our resident pianist. After the success of two crossover collaborations: the artistic afternoon tea ~ “Meeting Vincent Van Gogh Artful Afternoon Tea” and fashionable afternoon tea ~ “Design To Taste,” our culinary team takes the experience to another level by partnering with world-renowned Belgian chocolate brand, GODIVA, to launch a classic chocolate-themed Afternoon Tea set in celebration of the chocolatier’s 90th anniversary. From May 6 to August 7, guests can indulge in exquisite treats featuring eight commemorative chocolates from GODIVA’s 90th anniversary collection.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Chef Philippe and the GODIVA team,” said Executive Sous Chef Lincoln Lim of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. “The Ritz-Carlton afternoon tea has always been well received among guests. It is an honor to collaborate with Chef Philippe, who is exceptionally knowledgeable in the art of chocolates, for this limited-edition vintage afternoon tea in celebration of GODIVA’s 90th anniversary. Chef Calvin and I are looking forward to delighting you with the finest ingredients. We are excited to share our passion for artistic creations, and we wish to create unique and pleasurable Ritz-Carlton memories for all our guests with this dreamy and luxurious afternoon tea.”
“Preserving the legacy of GODIVA’s chocolates through the anniversary collection is imperative. Chef Lincoln is tremendously experienced. Working together, we concoct masterpieces that demonstrate how tradition and imagination can artfully come together,” says Chef Philippe Daue, GODIVA Chocolatier.
This exquisite themed afternoon tea is a delicious celebration of the legendary history of GODIVA.
The GODIVA story began in 1926, when the inspirational Belgian chocolatier Pierre Draps created his very first pralines. Each creation is a precious taste of history and has its own fascinating tale to tell, interpreted into bites throughout the travel through time in each of sweet delights, starting with the Dark & White Chocolate Barquette using the signature Lady Noir, 1926, served in a chocolate tartlet shell with sacher sponge, white chocolate and Madagascar vanilla cream, topped with dark chocolate cream.
Skipping to a few years later, the Chocolate Coffee Verrine, featuring Signature Lait, 1939, presents a moist sponge cake topped with milk chocolate chantilly, milk chocolate jelly, and coffee cremeux.
Featuring Noblesse (1959), the Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Dacquoise features a vanilla tartlet shell filled with hazelnut dacquoise, milk chocolate Chantilly and crispy praline feuilletine, transporting you back in time to the elegant ‘50s.
GODIVA is unstoppable at this point, celebrating a proud year being appointed by the Royal Court of Belgium as its official chocolatier. The Chocolate Caramel Cupcake represents this success, with the Ecusson (1968) headlining this treat. A chocolate cupcake is created, garnished with caramel cremeux and milk chocolate disk.
The afternoon tea turns into a savory discotheque of the new century. The Mousse Meringue Lemon Tartlet, featuring Mousse Meringue (2015), brings you a refreshing vanilla tartlet shell with lemon biscuit, adding a touch of white chocolate lemon Chantilly and French meringue sticks, melting the hearts of many.
Honoring GODIVA’s Belgian heritage and tradition of fine handcraftsmanship, this afternoon tea set is complemented with refreshing Raspberry Chocolate Chips Scones, inspired by this year’s brand-new creation, Egérie Noir.
Together with GODIVA Chocolate Drink and Raspberry Rose White Chocolate Frappé, this afternoon tea set takes guests on a journey of pure indulgence.
Date: May 6 –August 7, 2016
Time: 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Pearl Lounge
Price: RMB 298* for one person; RMB 428* for 2 persons.
* For reservations or more information, please call (86 20)3813 6888 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moreover, gourmets can also enjoy this unique Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong; The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai; The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing; The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street; The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin; The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu; and The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen.