The Lobby Lounge at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai diversifies its afternoon tea offerings by launching The Experience Afternoon Tea - a signature blend of the East and West, adding a new option to its afternoon tea scene with five ladies playing classical music with string instrument on site.
The Experience Afternoon Tea borrows traditional French fine-dining concept by introducing six courses into afternoon tea servings. Moreover, the creative twist and combination of signature petit fours from both East and West enrich the afternoon tea offerings and enable guests to enjoy diversified items at the same time.
Upon being seated, guests will be presented with Amuse Bouche which includes three Chinese Petit Fours, namely Pork Fillet Puff, Red Bean Flower and Sesame Ball. The first serving starts with Seasonal Berry Mille Feuille and the second continues with Crispy Peking Duck with Traditional Condiments in gueridon service. The Cloud Tea with Dry Ice Effect will be served as the third cleanser course to refresh the taste buds.
The fourth service will be presented in Golden Cage Afternoon Tea settings with the cage stand hanging on the side of the table. The three tiers in the cage display sweets, savoury items and finger sandwiches respectively. The three layers of delights include traditional items, such as Pink Peppercorn and Rose Mousse, Individual Vanilla Crème Brulee and locally inspired flavours, such as Chicken Char Sui and Crab, Lemongrass, Chili and Kaffir Lime Sandwich. In addition to the myriad of sweet mini pastries and sandwich rolls, new creative savoury snacks have been added, such as Petit Cones and Honey Glazed Duck on Mini Truffled Egg Sandwich.
Guests are then presented the fifth hot course of Individual Melting Heart Chocolate Cake and Tonka Bean Ice-Cream. Finally, rounding off the Experience Afternoon Tea spread are some house-made traditional and raisin scones.
The Golden Cage Afternoon Tea is currently available at Lobby Lounge. A few new items have also been added to the offerings. Guests can choose from two menus – Asian and Western. The three tiers in the cage display sweets, finger sandwiches and house-made scones. The Western menu highlights Golden Passion fruit Mini Cronut and Tuna Mayonnaise with Apple and Jalapeño in Squid Ink Bread, while the Asian menu presents Sesame and Quinoa Vietnamese Rice Paper Wrap and Miso Salmon Hand Roll.
Available from 2 to 6 p.m. daily from March till end of the year, the Experience Afternoon Tea is priced at Rmb328 and the Golden Cage Afternoon Tea is at Rmb228 plus 15 per cent surcharge per person. For reservations, please call (86 21) 6882 6888.
Located on level one of the River Wing, the Lobby Lounge is renowned for its gracious and impeccable service and comfortable environment. Committed to offering guests the best service and facilities, the Lobby Lounge underwent redecoration in early 2012 and reopened in April 2012.
The renewed Lobby Lounge looks more atmospheric, modern and luxurious. The grand marble columns and magnificent chandeliers have been retained and, with new furniture, the lounge exudes a sense of classic elegance. The Bund can be seen through the full-length glass walls, which allow natural sunlight to filter through the entire lobby, creating a warm radiance.
Accommodating up to 100 guests, the Lobby Lounge atmosphere is enhanced with the presence of a pianist from Mondays to Saturdays.