Lancome x Joel Robuchon Afternoon Tea

This is a quick (and yet another long overdue) post about our experience at the Lancôme x Joël Robuchon afternoon tea event, back in November 2015. I can’t remember how I came across this event – it was either somewhere online or in a magazine. (Not particularly helpful there, oops. :x)

   20151108 Tea Set

Et voilà! C’est très mignon, non?

20151108 Close Up

A close-up of some of the items. And in case you want an even closer look…

20151108 Crab Roll

Crab meat roll with piquillo pepper.

20151108 Foie Gras Jelly

Foie gras and berries jelly.

20151108 French Beans

French green beans with smoked duck breast.

20151108 Smoked Salmon

Scottish smoked salmon with caviar.

20151108 Squid Ink Toast

Squid ink toast with sardine tartare. This was one of my favourites!

20151108 Mini Croissant

How adorable is this mini croissant?

20151108 Rose

Cassis mousse with the Lancôme rose printed on white chocolate.

20151108 Lipstick

Raspberry “lipstick”. Pretty themed desserts get me every time.

That’s all for the photos. I didn’t take photos of all the desserts because our plates were too dirty towards the end. In any case, they weren’t spectacular. The scones in particular were really dry and tough. I also didn’t think it was necessary to put gold leaf on everything. Is that how they justify the cost?

In general, the savoury items fared better than the desserts. I’ve been finding this to be the case for a number of afternoon tea sets. For some reason, none of the desserts have impressed me. I should just give them up and do tapas instead. Maybe we’ll do that for Valentine’s Day?

By the way, the afternoon tea set also came with two mini Lancôme gift bags. Each contained little samples of day cream, night cream, and eye cream from their Absolue line, as well as 1.5ml of Trésor Midnight Rose l’eau de parfum, which was a nice touch.

Who says food and beauty don’t go together?

Le Café de Joël Robuchon
Shop 2608, 2/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城港威商場2樓2608號舖
Tel: 2327 5711

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