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)
Et voilà! C’est très mignon, non?
A close-up of some of the items. And in case you want an even closer look…
Crab meat roll with piquillo pepper.
Foie gras and berries jelly.
French green beans with smoked duck breast.
Scottish smoked salmon with caviar.
Squid ink toast with sardine tartare. This was one of my favourites!
How adorable is this mini croissant?
Cassis mousse with the Lancôme rose printed on white chocolate.
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
Tel: 2327 5711