Rectangular columns support towering ceilings embroidered with coppery coloured leaf patterns and angelic faces. Rich wooden and black marble topped tables are hemmed with upholstered pale golden olive chairs. Elegant silverware, cloth napkins and a single stem of yellow tropical flower adorn each place.
We begin with a cocktail for charity. 100% of proceeds from “Trees of Hope” cocktails will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Hong Kong foundation. It’s an easy choice right – drink a cocktail, help charity.
We’re enchanted by the Christmas spirit and so order a Brandy Eggnog (HK$135) and Longan Toddy (HK$150). Both are dark rum based drinks so quickly grabbed our attention. Brandy and rum are blended with milk and eggs for the former, while Myer’s and Zacapa rums are mixed with honey nectar, dried longan and dried wolfberries in the latter.
|Cocktails for Charity|
|Assorted Finger Sandwiches|
The “Tea of Hope” Classic Afternoon Tea is available from now to 20 December and 27 to 30 December 2014. The set is priced at HK$ 358* for one or HK$ 638* for two, including an ornament and 20% of each tea set sold will be donated to Make-A-Wish.
Reasons to visit: elegant afternoon tea, cocktails for charity, relive a little piece of history in the historic lobby lounge of the first hotel in Hong Kong