INTERCONTINENTAL HONG KONG PARISIAN AFTERNOON TEA SET SHOWCASING “LE CHOCOLAT ALAIN DUCASSE”

The Lobby Lounge Showcases an Afternoon Tea Set with pastries inspired by Alain Ducasse’s Paris restaurants,
all made with Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

From April 3 – May 31, InterContinental Hong Kong’s famed Lobby Lounge is showcasing a decadent Afternoon Tea Set featuring desserts using recipes from Alain Ducasse’s Paris restaurants, all made with exclusive Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse from Mr. Ducasse’s Manufacture in Paris. Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse is available exclusively in Hong Kong as part of InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge Afternoon Tea Set and the dessert menu at the hotel’s newest restaurant, Rech by Alain Ducasse.

"Chocolate is a promise of bliss, to which we voluptuously relinquish ourselves.” – Alain Ducasse

The world famous chef’s culinary philosophy is based on a rigorous selection of quality products, fully exposing their original flavors and fragrances, a practice that comes through in chocolate making.  Alain Ducasse wanted to make his own chocolate to serve in his restaurants. To achieve this, the chocolate had to be made from start to finish, beginning with selecting beans from around the world.

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse is unique in its craftsmanship – featuring artisan chocolates made from the best cocoa beans sourced from around the world. These are then roasted in Ducasse’s own factory to create his exclusive homemade chocolates. By going back to the roots of the art of chocolate, selecting the best cocoa bean varieties, carefully roasting them, Alain Ducasse and his Artisan Chocolate Maker Nicolas Berger create products with unique and original flavours. The cocoa beans they select come from a variety of terroirs, all situated around the equatorial belt, with each variety selected for its gustatory identity.

The origins of the cocoa are key to discovering the Single-Origin dark chocolate Ganaches. It is the terroir of each country or, more precisely, of each region that gives the beans their individual taste.

Our InterContinental Afternoon Tea Set features an array of savoury items and exclusive Parisian desserts using original recipes created by Alain Ducasse and his team of pastry chefs for his Parisian restaurants including Benoit, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and Le Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower as well his Artisan Chocolate Maker Nicolas Berger for Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse.

InterContinental Hong Kong Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis, who formerly headed the pastry kitchen for all of Alain Ducasse’s Paris Restaurants for 14 years, has prepared the Parisian pastries using exclusive Single-Origin dark chocolate ganache from Peru and Java with 75% chocolate, a Madagascar 45% Milk-Chocolate, a unique blend of chocolate from Peru, Ecuador, Madagascar and Sao Tome 75% and a Madagascar Chocolate 75% with Hazelnut Praline.

The cocoa beans from these countries have been selected for their specific notes: floral (Ecuador & Peru), red fruits (Madagascar) and spices (Sao Tome).  The dark chocolate 75% cocoa reflects the purity and the personality of the artisan manufacturing of Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, as does the Milk Chocolate 45%.

The Parisian Pastries made with LE CHOCOLAT ALAIN DUCASSE include:

  • CHOCOLATE TART - Chocolate from Peru 75%
    Recipe from Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée                              

  • CHOCOLATE MOUSSE - Chocolate from Peru, Ecuador, Madagascar & Sao Tome 75%
    Recipe from Benoit Paris

  • SACHER MANGO CAKE - Chocolate from Madagascar. 45% Milk-Chocolate
    Recipe by Nicolas Berger, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

  • SARAZIN ICE CREAM • CHOCOLATE CUP - Chocolate from Java 75%
    Recipe from Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée                              

  • CRAQUELIN CHOCOLATE - Chocolate from Madagascar 75% & Hazelnut Praline
    Recipe from Jules Verne –Eiffel Tower             

  • CHOCOLATE BRIOCHE ( Alain Ducasse classic recipe), WARM SCONES - served with Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea  Jam  &  Homemade "Pâté à Tartiner" - Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Price:
Weekdays (Except Public Holidays): HK$608 for 2 persons
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: HK$628 for 2 persons

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For the Lobby Lounge Afternoon Tea Set Menu showcasing “LE CHOCOLAT ALAIN DUCASSE”, please click here.

About the Lobby Lounge @ InterContinental Hong Kong

The Lobby Lounge is celebrated globally for its spectacular panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island skyline and as “The Place to See and Be Seen”. Relax over Afternoon Tea, choose from the all-day menu, or quench your thirst with our new signature cocktails, #852TAILS of Hong Kong, at sunset as the skyline transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and during the nightly "Symphony of Lights" laser show at 8:00pm.

Monday-Wednesday & Saturday- Sunday (9:00pm–12:45am), Ron Kingston, “Australia’s Romantic Soul Artist”, performs an eclectic mix of R&B, soul, and smooth jazz & unforgettable ballads. Every Thursday and Friday from 9:00pm – 11:45pm, Jennifer Palor, one of Asia's leading contemporary jazz figures, blends refreshing, unconventional jazz sensibilities with a modern urban feel, to create her own distinctive sound as she performs contemporary jazz and Motown.

Please note that the Lobby Lounge does not accept reservations.

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Opening Hours

Daily
7:00am to 1:00am

Monday – Friday
Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Afternoon Tea – 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Press Contact

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Carole L Klein
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InterContinental Hong Kong
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