Sunday afternoon

December 9th, 2012 | Posted by Gregoire Michaud in Daily life...

To some people, gloomy skies and lower temperature induces some sort of comfort food craving…

If you are one of these people, then you may just want to try the new pastries we’ve created on our afternoon tea. For the chilly season, we’ve put together heartwarming flavors and textures in our creations. On the left side, we’ve made a strawberry and rhubarb cream on a Brittany shortbread with a light lemon verbena guimauve.

Chocolate and Praline Bar

In the middle, we have a beautiful crusted profiterole filled with a light pear cream, and topped with a Mont-Blanc mousse and a disc of roasted pear. On the right is the chocolate and praline bar, a very smooth chocolate cake glazed with a flavor-loaded praline glaze.

Finally, our small verrine are filled with a steamed dried fruit compote in which a few spices were mixed with and then blended as a rough puree. The middle of the glass is a piece of genoise and the top cream is a star anise infused whipped ganache; for the garnish, we added freshly toasted granola and icing sugar - truly delicious!

A very good winter flavours combination


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  • Colette

    They all look soo tempting..but i cannot take my eyes off that chocolate and praline bar! Ultimate comfort for gloomy winter days, for sure!!!the only problem is..that only one wouldn’t be enough!:)

    • Gregoire Michaud

      If you visit us, I will prepare a whole plate of chocolate and praline bar just for you! :)
      Merci Colette!

      • Milaine Espino

        We had them yesterday afternoon and they were divine! :-)

        • Gregoire Michaud

          Thank you Milaine and Vance! :-)

  • Milaine Espino

    Yum! Looking forward to flying in to have afternoon tea there again! three more weeks! :-)

    • Gregoire Michaud

      yay! It will still be on our menu when you visit! :-))

      • Milaine Espino

        My husband and i would love to meet you in person. What would be a good day between Jan 7-11? Thanks! We are fans. Haha! :-)

        • Gregoire Michaud

          Bonjour Milaine! :)

          Any day is good! I will be at work every day from 8:30am until very late…

          Just ask our service colleagues to call me and I will come to meet you!

          • Milaine Espino

            Excellent! We are flying in on Monday and we hope to see you very soon! Merci!

          • Milaine Espino

            Finally, my husband Vance and I met you yesterday afternoon! Thanks for coming out of the kitchen to meet us. We had excellent afternoon tea and will always come back to The Lounge whenever we visit HK!

          • Gregoire Michaud

            Thank you ever so much for your visit, I was really touched by your kindness and your appreciation of our work – this made my whole day worth of work! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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