Cucina, the Forbes Travel Guide 4-star restaurant at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, collaborates with Australia natural and organic aromatherapy skincare brand CANVAS to present a “Multi-scent-sory Afternoon Tea, combining food and aromatherapy to boost your mood and energise your body and mind.
Inspired by the renowned CANVAS Pure Essential Oil collection, Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno meticulously crafts an array of sweet and savoury petite treats that are beautifully showcased in a half-metre-tall golden hot air balloon tray, making for a sophisticated and truly photogenic afternoon tea. Each set also includes a voucher for a complimentary Rose Otto Pampering Set as well as special shopping privileges from CANVAS.
Consisting of savoury bites and sweet treats, the afternoon tea blends scents and ingredients from the CANVAS Pure Essential Oil collection. The Hokkaido Scallop, Apple & Crab Meat, Caviar, Bergamot features organic bergamot non-phototoxic oil, which is usually used for relieving anxiety. Chef Andrea’s idea of spraying edible bergamot oil on the scallop brings a hint of tanginess to this delicate dish.
Offering an herbaceous aroma, basil sweet oil is good for calming and balancing and basil is also a key ingredient of the classic Italian antipasto of Bruschetta with Tomato, Basil, Red Onion. Meanwhile, guests can also add a touch of spice to their savoury delights with the Fennel and Black Pepper Paste presented in a tube packaging. Other flavoursome delicacies include Mushrooms & Leek, Truffle Mascarpone, Mini Cone; Duck Liver Terrine, Mango Jelly; and Chicken Puff.
Desserts is “stressed” spelled backwards, and just like aromatherapy, they always help to reverse and relieve stress. A fabulous range of confections, such as Lavender Panna Cotta; Madeleine with Chamomile; Lime Basil Strawberry Mousse with Rose Foam; and Rose Cheesecake, incorporate aromatic plants such as lavender, chamomile, basil and rose to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. The delicious Raspberry Lollipop, Macaron with Matcha with a printed CANVAS logo and the classic Raisin Scones are also not-to-be-missed items.
Cucina’s Multi-scent-sory Afternoon Tea comes with your choice of drinks or beverages inspired by CANVAS Essential Oils, including the