It is so good to be back at Alibi, the chic and modern European bar. While serving not only bespoke cocktails and other Asian-inspired canape, they are launching a picnic-theme afternoon tea in collaboration with a Korean skincare brand – Belif HK this spring.
The afternoon tea set is served beautifully in a traditional wicker hamper that holds a favourable selection of delicacies, whilst many of them, especially the desserts, are infused with different floral ingredients. Starting from the “Belief in chamomile” for example, it is an iced mocktail made with chamomile tea, aromatic popcorn syrup, orange flower water and lemon juice for a refreshing kick.
My favourite savouries are the chamomile smoked salmon spread that is served with crunchy mini baguette; the finger-size crab croquette with a remarkably creamy and garlicky saffron aioli; not to mention the mixed green salad that has been served in an adorable plastic ornament ball, with simple vinaigrette on the side.
Follow by the floral-infused desserts, the chocolate flower pot is basically chocolate mousse with raspberry and elderflower jelly, topped with chocolate and nut crunch; I especially like the almond sponge sandwiched with pomegranate jelly and lemon curd and the French macaron with single origin dark chocolate and a deletable root beer filling. The chocolate praline is also exquisitely made with a cherry center, yet the violet jelly with Hokkaido milk custard is a bit too sweet for my liking.
This gloomy afternoon is completed with complimentary Belif Herbal Moisturizing Deluxe Set. So make sure you book ahead quick because it is limited to 10 sets a day only!
Alibi, Wine Dine Be Social
Belif Skin Care
Picnic In The Floral Garden
Alibi x Belif Afternoon Tea Set
Belif in Chamomile
Popcorn syrup, lemon juice, orange flower water, chamomile tea
Chamomile Smoked Salmon with Mini Baguette
Mini Floral Green Salad
Freshly Baked Scones,
Mini Crab Cromesquis with Saffron Aioli
Clotted Cream & Homemade Strawberry-Rose Hip Jam
Prawns with Sea Urchin Mayonnaise Ficoide Glacial Sandwich,
King Crab on Nori Puff Pastry
Violet Jelly with Chamomile infused Hokkaido Milk Custard,
Chocolate Flower Pots with Elderflowers
Almond Sponge Trikini Sandwich with Pomegranate,
Single Origin Dark Chocolate Cherry Macaron with Root Beer Filling,
“Cherry Blossom” Cherry infused Praline
Mini Chocolate Stone
White Chocolate with Gummy Candy
Belif Herbal Moisturizing Deluxe Set
Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social
Address: Level 5, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
Telephone: 3552 3028
Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 10:00-01:00am ; Fri-Sat 10:00-02:00
Website: http://www.cordishotels.com / https://www.facebook.com/cordishk