If you’re looking for the royal treatment look no further than high tea at the Shangri-La. In addition to their traditional high tea menu, the Shangri-La also presents seasonal high tea experiences that are truly exquisite. From February 16th to March 2nd the Shangri-La has been celebrating Chinese New Year in style. Lunar New Year is a special Chinese festival and this year it marked the initiation of the year of the Dog. Historically, Chinese New Year was a time to honour deities and ancestors, however contemporary festivities are all about family, decoration, happiness, good fortune…and of course a lot of amazing food! The Shangri-La’s Chinese New Year High Tea fulfilled all of the above and more!
The Chinese New Year High Tea is served in the Shangri-La‘s chic lobby lounge and consists of four main parts. To start, guests are poured a glass of La Gioiosa Prosecco, garnished with mixed berries, in order to toast the year of the Dog. Guests have the chance to select from an impressive range of speciality Black, Green and Oolong Chinese teas. After enjoying your first sip of tea it is time for treats!
The food begins with a basket of traditional Chinese delights including warm barbeque buns sandwiching pieces of slow cooked barbecue pork and a mouthwatering selection of pork, scallop and shrimp Dim Sum. Each of these traditional Chinese snacks is perfectly prepared in order to ensure you will savour every last bite.The next course is served on a beautiful three tiered tea tray. Say hello to the most incredible arrangement of sandwiches, pastries and desserts you have ever seen! Everything is created with subtle flavours that tickle your tastebuds and bring a smile to your face. Standout delicacies included the pineapple & Yuzu Tarts, red bean, matcha and sable Tofu Cheesecake and Spiced Mousse & Candied Macadamia Milk Chocolate Creameux. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?
In one word the Shangri-La’s Chinese New Year High Tea experience is simply decadent. There is nothing more fun than having the chance to celebrate a special event from another culture…especially when it means an excuse for high tea in one of Toronto’s most illustrious hotels. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the wonder of lunar new year high tea…make you reservation online and get ready for all your wishes to come true! If you’re looking for more incredible fine dining experiences at the Shangri-La be sure to take a look at Brunch at Bosk.