Guoman Hotels Grand Imperial London Launches Oriental Afternoon Tea
Released on: April 27, 2011, 7:59 am
Guoman Hotels Grand Imperial London has launched its unique
take on a timeless classic by offering its customers Oriental Afternoon
Recalling the glamour of the orient with a sleek modern twist, guests can unwind
safe in the knowledge that even their 'chi' will get some much needed rejuvenation
in an ambience designed with a Feng Shui master.
The Asian-inspired tea arrives presented on a stand laden with Cantonese sweets,
treats and savouries. The first course includes fresh black cod rolls, wrapped in
Kataifi pastry and Char Sui Bao. Both made with the freshest ingredients, the Bao
are the famous Cantonese pork buns which are light, fluffy and filled with sticky
The second course is Grand Imperial's teatime-take on poultry including a Concubine
Chicken Wrap (shredded salted chicken wrapped in a crunchy lettuce leaf) or Shredded
Duck Wrap (a twist on the perennially popular duck pancakes – shredded duck in prawn
crackers). Delicate, crispy and with just a slight kick these are the perfect
conclusion to the tea's savoury selection.
Chocolate Dim Sum - the final course - is an experience totally unique to Grand
Imperial. Blending the art of crispy, delicate dim sum parcels with a warm, silky
sauce made with 70% cacao, head chef Leung and dim sum chef Sai Feng Zeng have
created the dish which consists of four individual parcels; the crispy Canton
Cracker pastry, the Pumpkin Bundle, a miniature pumpkin made with pumpkin essence
and lemon zest, the Cashew Crescent, a half-moon pastry topped with cashew nuts and
icing sugar and the Coconut Doughnut rolled in coconut shavings and tangerine zest.
To accompany the afternoon tea in London guests can pick their
favourite soothing Oriental tea from Grand Imperial's extensive selection.
The Oriental Afternoon Tea will be served every day between 3-5pm.
About Guoman Hotels:
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market;
Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in central London
and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's major
Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing Cross, The
Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards (current AA London Hotel of the Year 2010/11) and
The Tower. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique
identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to
In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its new property opening in
Shanghai – with a property in Beijing to follow in 2011. In the UK, The Grosvenor
Victoria property will join the collection in the near future.
Head of Public Relations
Guoman & Thistle Hotels
101 Buckingham Palace Road
020 7868 6322
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