Jade on 36 at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai presents its first ever Art Series Afternoon Tea, which adds cultural elements to an elegant afternoon tea set and aims at creating an artistic atmosphere that will take guests on an unforgettable, yet delectable discovery of artpieces.
The hotel’s talented pastry chefs have prepared an array of delicious afternoon delights, luring guests to try a slice of 17th and 18th century art served on artistic plates. The miniature sweet creations are inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and presented in a semi-open upper space in the restaurant, on a round table and inside British-style shelves by the wall. A painter’s palette, the Mona Lisa painting, pigment tubes and The Codex Hammer enhance the afternoon tea’s artistic ambience.
Over a dozen mini pastries in colourful designs with creative presentations are available on the table. The Mini Baked Cheese Balls are displayed in a hollow plate, with mango-flavoured yellow balls on one side and strawberry-flavoured red balls on the other. These delicious cheese balls incorporate a crispy cookie tartlet and are topped with beautiful edible flowers.
The Valhona Grand Cru Chocolate Mousse is an inspiring creation by Chef Beat. The right hand of Mona Lisa is considered “the most beautiful hand in art history” by many. The Chocolate Mousse bears crème brulee in the middle and is topped with a hand-shaped chocolate, tempting guests to indulge.
Mini Fruit Pavlovas are presented in a painter’s palette, filled with vanilla cream meringue and topped with fresh fruits such as kiwi, mango and raspberry.
The shelves present six finger sandwiches and mini burgers, including Honey-Glazed Ham with Vanilla Pineapple Compote, Smoked Duck Breast with Fig Chutney and Sour dough Bread, Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese and Ink Toast, Winter Truffle Egg Salad and Marble Toast, Foie Gras Parfait with Port Jelly and Apricot Chutney, and Summer Tomatoes with Fresh Basil on a Grilled Baguette.
Other highlights of the Art Series Afternoon Tea include the Strawberry Basket, a pink wave-shaped cookie base filled with vanilla cream and topped with fresh strawberry, and Mini Cones with Mascarpone Cream in five flavours including strawberry, pistachio, chocolate, coconut and green tea.
The offer is available from 2pm to 5pm every Saturday, from 19 March till the end of June. The Art Series Afternoon Tea is priced at RMB 248 per person. The price is subject to a 15% service charge, any government taxes and value-added tax (where applicable), payable on the price together with the service charge. For reservations, please call (86 21) 2828 6888.
Jade on 36 Restaurant is, like Shanghai, classic, yet contemporary. Featuring European fusion cuisine with a twist, the futuristic design of Adam D. Tihany and views of the city, Jade on 36 Restaurant captures the spirit of modern Shanghai.