This August and September, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong and Fresh, the skincare expert in pure beauty using natural ingredients, jointly present an exclusive Fresh Afternoon Tea Set and a selection of special concoctions. Inspired by Fresh’s Mask Menu of natural ingredients and presented by top culinary talents, the afternoon tea set and special drinks feature four natural ingredients used in the popular masks – brown sugar, rose, black tea and honey.
The hotel’s Area Pastry Chef Alain Guillet has created an array of delicious and nourishing delicacies that are also aesthetically pleasing for this first-ever collaboration with a renowned skincare brand.
A selection of savoury canapés is infused with black tea, which is a wonderful source of antioxidants. Honey is paired with Foie Gras Terrine to achieve a seamless balance on the palate. The sweet treats form a colourful medley of rose, honey and brown sugar; among them is an eye-catching White Chocolate Mousse in the shape of the iconic Fresh Blue Box. The chef meticulously crafted each item in the tea set with intricate artistry to bring aesthetic and gastronomic pleasure.
To perfect the afternoon tea experience, each diner enjoying the Fresh Afternoon Tea Set will receive a complimentary Fresh All-Natural Mask Trial Set to experience a refreshing journey inside and out (one set per person, while supplies last).
Apart from the delightful afternoon tea set, five specially concocted drinks inspired by the Mask Menu will be available at Lobby Lounge. Three chilled coolers are infused with brown sugar, rose and black tea, while two hot drinks are freshly brewed with honey and chamomile.
MASK MENU: A Fresh Way to Mask
Every one of Fresh’s renowned masks uses all-natural ingredients that have been time and laboratory tested to bring the utmost efficacy and ultimate sensorial experience. These include the exfoliating and refining Sugar Face Polish, the hydrating and soothing Rose Face Mask, the intense age-delaying and firming Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask and the one-of-a-kind nourishing and repairing treatment Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask.
To address each person’s different needs and preferences, Fresh pioneered its exclusive Mask Menu that customises treatments for different complexions, making a giant leap in skincare therapy. To get the best effect, one should start with the Prep Mask, followed by an Enhancing Mask for added nutrients that targets each person’s different skin composition. Finally, the Treatment Mask works in sync with the skin’s natural night-time recovery process to repair. These combined treatments transform everyday routines into sensorial rituals, immersing one in an indulgent spa-like journey.