Goose-foot chocolate and cherry cakes, Somloi Galuska trifles, Kecskemet apricot licquor pudding, yogurt bramble eclairs; the romanticism of White Valentine’s day has not yet dissipated.
From now on, Park Hotel under the flagship of Jin Jiang International Hotels has joined hands with the Hungarian Consulate General to hold a “Hungarian Dessert Festival.” During this warm hearted season, they will offer the sweet gift of flavor for those dessert-loving diners.
“Hudec” Design, Hungarian Style
This dessert festival is located in the lobby bar of the Park Hotel. In order to celebrate authentic Hungarian coffee and dessert culture in this hotel designed by renowned Hungarian architect Laszlo Ede Hudec, the hotel has obtained support from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Economy and Affairs and the Consulate General inShanghai. They’ve also invited a pastry chef, barista, and a pianist from the famous Gerbeaud Cafe in Budapest. With acclaimed Hungarian cakes, top-notch coffee, and a piano playing, diners will be able to truly experience an authentic dessert culture.
Famous Hungarian Cafe Scene Reproduced
Hungarian dessert culture has always been an important part of the country’s local cuisine, with the tradition passed on for several generations. Many well-known pastry chefs and their delicious cakes enjoy an international reputation. Those most famous cakes are named after their creators, such as Henrik Kugler. Gerbeaud followed in creator Kugler’s footsteps as a figure who profoundly impacted Hungarian dessert culture. After he created Gerbeaud Slices, he released various enduring signature candies, such as chocolate balls, cherry rum chocolate balls, and “langue de chat” cat tongue chocolate brands.
Gerbeaud Cafe has a long history dating back to 1858. When Henrik Kugler, from the third generation of the dessert era, was still an apprentice, he stayed in 11 major European cities, including Paris, perfecting his artistic expertise and knowledge. Kugler opened his first cafe with an elegant style, serving specialty Chinese and Russian teas and the finest ice cream found in Perth — it quickly became a well-known gathering place.
Hungarian Dessert Festival
Time: March 15th – March 25th, every day from 13:00-20:00
Address: Shanghai Park Hotel Lobby Bar, No. 170 West Nanjing Road
About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.
Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels) has a portfolio of over 126 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 36,000 hotel rooms spread across 79 cities inChina. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star luxury properties and four star business properties.
Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of hotels inChina. Overall, the Group owns and operates a collection of over 1,767 hotels globally, and has a total room inventory in excess of 258, 000. Amongst them, 1,339 distinctive hotels and inns are located in more than 310 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China.
Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.
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