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The House Collective unveils decadent teatime treats with “diptyque La Collection 34” Afternoon Tea

Swire Hotels The House Collective afternoon tea
Swire Hotels reunites with leading French perfumer diptyque, to launch the ultimate afternoon treat at two of its sophisticated urban hotels from The House Collective. The “diptyque La Collection 34” Afternoon Tea will be available exclusively at award-winning restaurants Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House in Hong Kong, and Sureño at The Opposite House in Beijing, from mid-September until the end of October.

Transforming the afternoon tea experience into an indulgence for the senses, the “diptyque La Collection 34” Afternoon Tea presents a luxurious selection of miniatures from diptyque’s signature collection, alongside a medley of sweet and savoury delicacies specially created by the chefs at Café Gray Deluxe and Sureño.

Each order of the tea set comes with Art of Body Care discovery set which includes three pampering body care that takes you on an olfactory sensual journey and one invitation can offer additional fragrance sample kits in diptyque boutique.

While taking in the heady scents of their new luxury find, guests at Café Gray Deluxe in Hong Kong will be tempted with original creations that celebrate both Eastern and Western flavours, from the savoury Cedar Wood Smoked Salmon Quiche, Toast Skagen of Icelandic Shrimp on Toasted Brioche and Peking Duck Cone, to irresistible sweets including the Jasmine and Mango Coupe, Orange Blossom-Mandarin Cheese Cake, Red Velvet Roll with Rose and Raspberries, Basil and Lime Macaroons, and Chocolate-Balsamic Crème Aux.

Meanwhile, Sureño in Beijing will present an elegant continental selection, with savoury Ahi Tuna and Classic Tartar in a Seaweed Cone, Brioche with Roasted Peach, Pecan and Prosciutto, and Ciabattina with Truffle Mayo, Baby Arugula, Shaved Rib Eye and Forest Berry Compote, served alongside the Valrhona Azélia Chocolate standing Macaroon, Orange Blossom Tea Cake, White Chocolate and Jasmine Crème, Mix Berry and Mint Salad Glass with Tahitian Vanilla Foam, and Lychee Raspberry Tartlet that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

In addition, both restaurants will also offer a selection of Madeleines in Cinnamon, Clove and Honey flavours, a classic fruit scone served with home-made preserves, honey and Devonshire clotted cream along with a choice of freshly brewed coffee or fine tea.

“We are delighted to launch this special afternoon tea with diptyque, a brand that truly reflects the lifestyle essence of The House Collective. Following our previous successful collaboration, we believe this will definitely become the talk of the town and will be perfect for those who are keen to explore the love of fragrances and experience exclusive indulgence,” comments Marcel Thoma, General Manager of The Upper House.

“The collaboration perfectly combines The House Collective’s philosophies and diptyque’s beliefs on providing quality, luxury and personalised product and service. So sit back, relax and let us take you on a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea journey,” says Peter Wynne, Area General Manager of Swire Hotels Beijing and General Manager of The Opposite House.

The “diptyque La Collection 34” Afternoon Tea is offered at HK$290 (approx. £24) for one guest or $530 (approx. £44) for two (subject to 10% service charge) at Café Gray Deluxe, or RMB208 (approx. £21) per set with 15% service charge at Sureño from 17 September - 31 October 2015.

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