Kempinski Hotel

8 Jul 2022: Memorable Afternoon-Tea

Tue: tkx to Ivy for a fusion Botanical-inspired AfternoonTea@CapitolKempinski and that’s some memorable tea to write home about where every morsel scrumptiously complimenting for every mouth full with presentations to feast the eyes too – highly recommended.

First-Course: FjordTroutGravlax paired with pistachio cream cheese, rice cracker, keta roe&herbs
SmokedDuckRicePaperRoll accompanied by crystalline ice plant and raspberry vinaigrette
FoieGrasRocher with candied fruits, Valrhona chocolate&tree nuts
JamonIbericoDeBellota with wild rocket leaves, compressed cantaloupe and Taggiasca humid soil

Complimenting the food throughout the courses is a selection of curated teas – Jewel of AnxiTieGuanYin with red-dates, wolfberries&dried longan.

Second-Course: RoastedBlackAngusBeefSandwich with spicy perilla leaf kimchi&gochujang emulsion
SmashedAvocadoSourdough topped with bocconcini, sundried tomatoes, and balsamic pearls
BeechwoodSmokedChickenQuiche with Japanese fruit cherry and cheddar cheese
Chilled Chananmushi spicy century-egg emulsion, Tobito, pickled-ginger-root
(if you are a century-egg fan like I am, you will love this!)
AndraschkoCoffeeScone – with DulceDeLeche, StrawberryCompote, FloralHoneyYoghut, too sweet for me
and here is where butter is my preference on scones.

The tea pairing for this course ExquisiteEarlGrey

Third-Course: refreshing palate cleanser of FrozenKyuriCucumberYuzuLemonade with dry sparking Prosecco. Fourth-Course: Forest Berries&PlumPudding flambéed with CapitolKempinskiHotel’s signature Plantation1840Rum

Fifth-Course: PandanEmeraldTart with tropical flavour that includes coconut chantilly&green moss
LemonBergamotCake – Marigold
IvoryMoussePebblescassis crémeux
Financier Griottines Cocoa Sand
Profiteroles – raspberry cream

The sweets are paired with a refreshing cold Imperial Yunnan Pu Er with French Rose

Appropriate halo around our Irish friend who has lived in SIN as long as since I returned to work here, ie 20+yrs! Appreciations to Carmel for crossing my path who just informed me that she has lived here for 28yrs!

This is how I will travel in my next life, stay in places like the Kempinski, eat like this every weekend and on roads where there is no traffic – if that is what Heaven is about, get me there now – hahaha!

There is a moment when your dreams and your memories merge together and form a perfect world. That is heaven, and each heaven is unique. It is the world of you. The land is filled with all you will do, and the sky is your imagination – 

Thu: the motor-bike with the side-car got me dreaming&imagining how I would like to travel again if  there are no concerns about finance&health! Dreams&memories can be so pleasurable and best of all, they are free – digging into some old pix, visually revisiting the countries I have lived in with fun&good memories.

Sep2019 solo drive: CnoicDhoireBheatha=DerryveaghMt, Errigal/751m County Donegal, Ireland. Lived in Dublin from 1965-1974.
Sep2012 with KK&PP: Atlanterhavsvegen=AtlanticRd, Norway. Lived in Olso&Tromsø from 1974-1985.
Oct2012 with Glenda&Franklin: BlueRidgeParkwayMilepost 304.4 – LinnCoveViaduct, NC/USA, not sure what the reflection was about and how it got there?? Lived in CA&FL from 1985-2000.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference – RobertFrost

Fri: oh wow! indoor summer+all year round skiing now in Norway. Their relationship with winters explains how the Norwegians win most medals for the WinterOlympics! Another must try for me when back in Norway – pix downloaded.

Snø, Løreskog/Norway: world’s biggest indoor ski slope.
The ski slope is 500m long fitted with modern lifts able to move 5000 people per hour.
There is also 1000m long cross-country ski slope hanging of the roof of the arena.

Looks like #1, 2&6 (pix credits to Linn) are having a blast. Could do with a dose of the snow here, the heat&humidity have been rather oppressive the past few days, thank goodness for AC.

There is no bad weather, only bad clothing – Norwegian Saying

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