To celebrate the successful return of Crealto, the Nespresso Grand Cru, Island Shangri-La, HongKong has partnered with Nespresso for an exclusive pre-launch of this limited-edition coffee from 1 Septemberto 14September 2013.
During the two-week promotion, guests will be able to enjoy the coffee both in its original form andwhen transformed into scrumptious dishes and delectable chocolate treats.At Restaurant Petrus on Level 56, Chef Frederic Chabbert, Chef de Cuisine and Chef Claude Guerin, Chef Patissier – inspired by Crealto – have come up with special recipes for guests to savour.
“I love coffee. We have been working very closely with Nespresso to come up with these distinctive coffee dishes for our guests, taking French dining experience to a new level. Guests will be able to experience how coffee can complement and give special character to the dishes.” said Chef Chabbert.
Fifty-one floors below, Area Pastry Chef Alain Guilleton Level 5has created a selection of chocolate treatsusing Crealto coffee, which are available for sale at Island Gourmet, including the ‘Crealto macaroon’, the ‘Chocolate, Crealto and hazelnut crunch’ and the ‘Crealto chocolate stick combination’. For the Crealto chocolate stick, guests can choose from the four flavours below:
- Anis and Crealto coffee chocolate stick
- Crunchy almond praline, Crealto coffee chocolate stick
- Crealtocoffee orange chocolate stick
- Crealtocoffee almond chocolate stick
“Having the characteristics of the Crealtocoffee flavour in mind, I came up with different ideas to combine it with chocolate that would bring the most out of this special ingredient. The distinct flavour of anis, the sourness of orange, and different textures of praline, ganache and crunch.” Chef Alain said.
The dishes served at Restaurant Petrus include ‘Crealto duck foiegras, fresh sauteed cherry, rhubarb/coffee sauce’;‘Roasted duck breast à la Crealto, coffee/caramelized almond’ and ‘Café Au Lait, textures of Crealto coffee and milk’priced at HK$380*, HK$640* and HK$160*, respectively. At Island Gourmet, the Crealto macaroon, the Chocolate, Crealto and hazelnut crunch are available for sale at HK$20 per piece and the Crealto chocolate stick combination are available for sale in a box of twelvefor HK$360or at HK$30 per piece.
*Subject to 10% service charge
The Lobby Lounge on Level 7 and Restaurant Petrus on Level 56 will serveCrealto in its drink form during the promotional period. For reservations and enquiries, please contact:
(852) 2820 8590
(852) 2877 3838
(852) 2820 8550
The name Crealto stems from the combination of “createur” and “alto,” in reference toaltacucina (high gastronomy). Sealed in a white capsule marbled with brown streaks – reminiscent of the way chefs decorate their creations – Crealto’s packaging reflects its refined character. With an intensity of 8 on a scale of 1-10and blended entirely from washed Arabicas. The blend uses Arabica coffees from South and Central America and Indonesia - coffee varieties that could support the long roasting technique without becoming over-roasted. The unique character of Crealto allows its rich aroma to be fully appreciated. Its long roasting time cooks all the notes harmoniously, allowing it to develop round roasted notes that are longlasting.Crealto is best served as an espresso (40 ml), but mayalso be enjoyed as a milk recipe. Adding a drop of milk to Crealto will release subtle nutty aromas. For those who prefer cappuccino, notes of wild nuts are revealed.
The Nespresso story began with a simple, but revolutionary idea: to enable anyone to create the perfect cup of coffee like a skilled barista. From this beginning, Nespresso redefined and revolutionised the way coffee lovers around the world enjoy their coffee, through a unique combination of the highest quality Grand Cru blends, smart and stylish machines and exceptional customer service.Nespresso is not just coffee, it is a sensory experience that combines perfection and pleasure, simplicity and aesthetics. Nespresso has evolved from pioneer to trendsetter in the portioned premium coffee market with a singular focus on delivering the ultimate taste experience to its customers, cup after cup. Nespresso has over 200 outlets in more than 50 countries and territories across the globe.For more information, visit www.nespresso.com.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com