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Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan

Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan

Discover the Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan created by Pastry Chef Michaël Bartocetti, a guilty pleasure both sweet and savoury to be enjoyed without further ado.

Following the “Green” wave so dear to Shangri-La Hotel, Paris with the “100% Green Dinners” or the vegetalised terrace at La 8 Iéna for summer ’17, the “Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan” quickly became the unmissable teatime rendezvous since its creation in September 2015.

An ethical and ‘entirely green’ approach 

Chefs Moret and Bartocetti are loyal to a form of cuisine deeply rooted in nature and, in keeping with the seasons, have therefore quite naturally chosen to ensure that their afternoon tea is in tune with values dear to their heart: fresh products produced locally in a transparent and ethical way. They chose to do away with all traces of animal fat and protein without forsaking the creativity and gourmet pleasure associated with the pastries served at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. In agreement with the Chef’s values, Chef Bartocetti took his idea one step further and proposed a “Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan”.

Five o’clock tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is the vegan, natural and gourmet afternoon tea in the capital. 

At a time when everyone would like to adopt a healthier and more reasonable way of eating, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris has quite logically refined its approach based on buying products directly from producers. With pastries, as with other forms of cuisine, “the product is everything” and Chef Bartocetti draws inspiration mainly from seasonal products.

United by the same enthusiasm, both Chefs were keen to preserve the nature of fruits and flavours as much as possible: using vegetable proteins – subtler, easier to digest and less allergenic – and non-refined sugars, in particular, such as coconut flower, panela (rapadura) and maple syrup. Fruit and natural flavours have therefore reclaimed their rightful position at the heart of each delicacy.

Varied creations 

As a result, the Chefs’ pastries are lighter and have greater personality: no lactose whatsoever, less cholesterol (saturated fats, such as cooked butter…), but virgin coconut oil, pureed almonds, a wide range of cereals (buckwheat, sunflower seeds, Khorasan wheat…), oleaginous products (walnuts, flaxseed…) and homemade vegetable milks (almond, soya…), all of which are easily assimilable and used in a subtle way.

Basing their work on the expertise and sourcing skills of Bernadette Combette, their research and trials lasted close to three months before they came up with a varied menu of some ten pastries. Alternating between the simplicity of a tart or shortcrust pastry and the sophistication of great classics, such as Mont-Blanc and Calisson – and not forgetting the essential British tradition of scones and shortbreads – these pastries will make even the greatest gourmets melt with pleasure.

A veritable horn of plenty filled with delicious delights to suit all manner of tastes, the afternoon tea takes pleasure further still.

The Afternoon Tea 100% Vegan includes ten pastries and savoury mini sandwiches. It is available at the Lounges at 45 € per person (80 € for two) every day from 3pm to 6pm.

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