Savoring Chinese tea delicacies is the highest form of sophistication. From the creation, the presentation to the taste, it is a complete gastronomic experience. Renowned for the finest level of craftsmanship complemented by the highest service levels in culinary excellence, Lai Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau presents a series of exquisite Chinese tea dishes from now to May 31, 2016 to tantalize your taste buds and heighten your gastronomic experience.
The thoughtfully prepared tea delicacies allow guests to discover how tea creates additional depth and tones. Fusing aromatic tea leaves and fresh ingredients with classic Cantonese cooking techniques, this harmonious trinity results in the most unexpected pairings in Cantonese cuisine. Tea dishes also lend balance and nourishment for the overall wellness, especially for busy working executives.
Dragon Well – Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Lily Bulb and Egg White
DINE AMONG THE CLOUDS AT MACAU’S HIGHEST CHINESE RESTAURANT
At Lai Heen, only superior premium grade tea leaves are selected for the preparation of the tea-infused dishes, including Huangjingui, Daguling Oolong and an artisanal blend Budding Romance consisting of rose and jasmine. Dragon Well – Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Lily Bulb and Egg White is meticulously prepared by gently cooking the egg white at a low temperature in order to shape and retain the texture, before soaking in the highest grade West Lake Dragon Well tea. The skin of the shrimp dumpling is also individually handcrafted by the artisans in the kitchen to allow the goodness of the tea to permeate the entire dish. On the other hand, the Daguling Oolong – Wok-fried French Brittany Blue Lobster with Thailand Kale is put through a strong heat so that the lobster retains its springy texture and delicate sweetness. This impeccable pairing with Oolong also helps to bring out its flavour profile in its entirety.
The tea sommelier at Lai Heen will offer tea pairing recommendations from an extensive selection of premium gourmet tea to enhance the intuitive and crafted dining experience for every guest.
Budding Romance – Flavoured Bean Curd Jelly
Intimacy, exclusivity, and personalized attention to detail are hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton standards of hospitality. Lai Heen proves no exception in meeting stringent standards of culinary excellence – whether it is from the back of the house in terms of technique, flair, or the quality of ingredients chosen, to the front of house in terms of ambiance, consistency of service and the dining experience.