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Hong Kong, March 8, 2017 – Tosca of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has teamed up with renowned Italian jeweler, Damiani, to present an afternoon tea menu created by Michelin-starred Chef Pino Lavarra, taking inspiration from Damiani's Mimosa collection.

The classic compositions of the Mimosa collection have a unique, airy look as light and elegant as its namesake spring flower, and Chef Pino’s modern high tea menu echoes the elegance of Damiani’s creations while paying homage to the brand’s distinguished heritage.

The diamonds and gemstones of the Mimosa collection are artistically arranged to suggest delicate blossoms. Precious stones are set almost casually, in what Giorgio Damiani himself defines as "a chaos of diamonds," resembling the natural sway of a flower.

Those taking tea will have the opportunity to sample the mastery of the Mimosa collection, which will be on show in a private dining room during the tea-serving period. A Damiani representative will be on hand to present the collection, which exudes exclusivity and features some of the most extraordinary craftsmanship and skills seen today, thanks to Damiani’s stable of master jewelers and goldsmiths.

The high tea will be available every Saturday from April 1 to May 13, 2017 at Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Drawing inspiration from the Mimosa Arlecchino collection, Fegato Grasso is an edible ruby ring made with foie gras terrine glazed in cherry syrup. A tribute to the Mimosa jewels, sweets in the Damiani afternoon tea are thoughtfully embellished with irregular rough surfaces. Coated with grated tonka beans and cocoa crumbles, the Alba Chocolate Truffle features the rich and dense flavor of 64% dark chocolate, which blends perfectly with the equally bold characters of black truffle paste filling. Apple Glass, Piedmontese Hazelnut and Spice Bread gracefully bring together apple jelly, caramelized apple cubes, hazelnut cream made with muscovado sugar hazelnut paste from Piedmont, and spiced bread in layers. Caprese Cake with Tea Cremeux is a traditional soft and moist Italian cake enhanced with tannic earl grey chocolate cream. Tomato Amaretti is filled with tomato orange oregano cream where tangy tomato confit is embedded in the center. Sun-dried tomato powder is infused in the cookie shell to give it an attractive bright color and tone down the overall sweetness. Sitting on a piece of crispy chocolate sable, the Tortino de Gianduja consists of a crunchy Gianduja crocant enclosed by soft Gianduja hazelnut chocolate cream. For the full menu, please refer to the appendix.

An exclusive collection of plates, leather jewelry trays and boxes is especially designed to serve the tea set, providing a setting and atmosphere to match the elegance and creativity both of Chef Pino’s menu and Damiani’s artistic designs.

Damiani Afternoon Tea

Venue:

Tosca, Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Time:

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Date:

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 & 13, 2017 (Saturday Only)

Price:

HK$428+10% per person

All prices are subject to 10% service charge. For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email restaurantreservation.hk@ritzcarlton.com.

Appendix

DAMIANI AFTERNOON TEA
Inspired by Damiani Mimosa Collection

Savories
Arlecchino

Foie gras and glazed cherries

Multicolor Farfalle
Sea urchin, Farfalle pasta salad

Vitello tonnato
Veal, tuna sauce, caper leafs

Bagancauda
Seasonal spring vegetable and anchovies relish

Uova all’Insalata russa
Egg Filled with Micro insalata russa

Sweets

Pan speziato con nocciola piemontese e mela

Apple, Piedmontese hazelnut and spice bread

Torta caprese e cremoso al the
Caprese cake with tea cremeux

Amaretto arancio, pomodoro e origano
Amaretti orange, tomato and oregano

Gianduiotto, frutto della passione e vaniglia
Gianduja cake, passion fruit and vanilla


About Damiani

Damiani is the only jewellery brand in the world to have won 18 Diamonds International Awards. Damiani consider themselves craftsmen, having started as designers and producers, and this experience comes across in every creation.

Damiani S.p.A., parent company of the Damiani Group, historically is a leader among Italy’s jewellery and high-end watch brands. Founded in 1924, Damiani excelled both at home and abroad, becoming an ambassador for Italian style and a synonym of the country’s best jewellery traditions. Creativity, design and entrepreneurship are the key elements that have driven the Damiani family for nearly a century, together with a deep passion for an art that passed first from father to son and then to a third generation, now the head of the company. Strengthened by a lineage going back almost 100 years, the Damiani Group has always been renowned for the quality of its products and materials and the exclusive design of its collections. Its management team has also proven crucial in contributing to Damiani's leading position in the jewellery sector. The success of the Gruppo Damiani is the result of a perfect combination of creativity, research and innovation, merged with a profound knowledge of the goldsmith's tradition at an international level. www.damiani.com  

For more information on Damiani, please contact Betty Cheng at Hossack Marketing Consultants, betty@hossackmarketing.com