Invoking Italy's Traditions of Luxury and Craftsmanship, the Luxury Hotel Launches Its Red Afternoon Tea
KOWLOON, HONG KONG -- (Marketwired) -- Jul 06, 2015 -- Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has long embodied the best of Italian culture and cuisine. And while its handmade pastas, seafood and steak have earned its Michelin star Chef Pino Lavarra much acclaim, Tosca is expanding its horizons with the new Red Afternoon Tea. For just four Saturdays in August, guests can indulge in delicacies and treats that are as exciting and artisanal as that other great Italian brand: Ferrari with its Ferrari Junior Collection*, a line created exclusively for Asia.
"Afternoon tea," Chef Pino notes, "is not a common tradition in Italy, and it's never before been served at Tosca. That's why our Red Afternoon Tea blends artisanal traditions with Italian gastronomy -- it had to be entirely original and dynamic to be a part of Tosca."
Named after a color that represents success and takes on a new meaning with the Ferrari Junior Collection, the Red Afternoon Tea distinguishes itself from others served at even the finest hotels in Hong Kong.
While Ferrari and other Italian goods demonstrate luxury, they equally demonstrate craftsmanship. The Ritz-Carlton brand adheres to an Art of the Craft philosophy, where artisan collaborations enhance the guest experience at this waterfront hotel in Hong Kong as well as at properties around the world. In this same tradition, the Red Afternoon Tea showcases a tantalizing selection of carefully crafted delicacies whose ingredients hail from Maranello, the same region that Ferrari S.p.A. calls home. It is also a region known for its Parma ham and parmesan cheese, both of which appear in the tea's grissini stick, parmesan pop and saffron rice wheel.
The other connection between Tosca's tea and Ferrari Junior Collection is even more obvious. The checkered flags, the faux wheels and the car key made from white chocolate all evoke the thrill that only Ferrari can inspire. They also demonstrate the creativity of Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long, who, along with Chef Pino and their teams, will prepare panna cotta with red berry compote, red fruit macarons, blood-orange sphere, strawberry pistachio tartlet and cannoli with raspberry mascarpone cream, all for this exclusive tea. For full menu, please refer to appendix.
The Red Afternoon Tea captures the elegance of The Ritz-Carlton, the luxury of Ferrari and the craftsmanship of a Michelin-starred culinary team. Priced at HK$480 per person, including a glass of NV Ferrari Brut Rosé, the Red Afternoon Tea is available on August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2015 at Tosca, Level 102 of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. All prices are subject to 10% service charge. For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email [email protected].
About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The hotel's 312 guestrooms all offer spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues including the state-of-the-art, Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Tosca; two-star Michelin Chinese restaurant, Tin Lung Heen; The Lounge and Bar, which features an international all-day dining menu; and Café 103, which serves signature chocolate afternoon tea. The rooftop bar, Ozone, is truly a stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on the 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple's suites, redefining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel features a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling, as well as one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, the ballroom has become the major social venue for Hong Kong and has set the benchmark for events in the region. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/HongKong.
*About Ferrari Store Junior & Ferrari Junior
Berlinetta (Asia) Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Nicholas & Bears Group and the franchisee & licensee of Ferrari Store Junior & Ferrari Junior Collection. The first flagship store of Ferrari Store Junior has officially opened its doors, unveiling a retail space offering an array of branded apparels and lifestyle accessories, at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Ferrari Junior Collection -- an exclusive design for Asia, incorporates with ideas of elegancy and lifestyle values in Ferrari's signature colours, for infants and children aged up to 14 years old, and provides a wide range of flawless kids wear in casual yet luxury style, matching with the daily needs and unique occasions. Following the successful launch in Malaysia, more flagship stores will be opened in select major cities across Asia including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Seoul to name a few. For more information, please visit http://www.ferrarijuniorcollection.asia/en/default.aspx.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).
Ferrari Red Afternoon Tea
Saffron rice wheel
Parma ham and grissini
Red tomato Prosecco with olive oil caviar
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Blood orange sphere
Red fruit macaron
Strawberry pistachio tartlet
Italian flag panna cotta, red berry compote
Tiramisu, "Illy" gelee
"Cannoli," raspberry mascarpone cream
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Mango, cherry gelato cone
Including a glass of NV Ferrari Brut Rosé and coffee & tea
HK$480 + 10% per person
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