Tea at the Langham Hong Kong
After a hard day pounding the pavements (and dropping some cash at those TST shops), nothing comforts the soul quite like a civilized afternoon tea. Hong Kong’s top hotels serve legendary variations of the repast. Enjoy spectacular views of Victoria Harbour at the InterContinental, relax at the Peninsula as you listen to live string music, or relish in the break-taking vistas as you sip your tea at the Ritz-Carlton’s Café 103 (yes, it’s on the 103rd floor). But perhaps the most sinfully indulgent is the Champagne afternoon tea at the Langham Hong Kong located in the heart of TST. Here, in the refurbished Palm Court—part of the hotel’s recent US$30 million renovation—enjoy the éclairs, scones, pastries, and finger sandwiches prepared by the infectiously enthusiastic pastry chef Rheinhard Lackner (he is originally from Austria and makes a mean Sacher torte). The meal is served in pots and on plates of custom Langham Rose Wedgewood china.
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