The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has found a wonderful way to raise awareness to the important role global bee population play in our environment and the threat it face due to Colony Collapse Disorder. In partnership with Hong Kong’s only organic bee farm, Bee’s Nest Pure Honey, Ritz-Carlton has introduced a new line of honey-based gourmet treats and spa treatments. Both the Honey Bee Afternoon Tea, and Milk and Honey Urban Spa Body Treatment are launching in June. Those who want to observe honey harvesting and other beekeeping activities get the opportunity to visit Bee’s Nest bee farm, with one of the founders on hand to show you around.
To help increase environmental awareness Ritz-Carlton has adopted a beehive. Honey used to create delicious afternoon treats belong to the first batch of honey from this beehive. Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long-designed tea menu has substituted sugar with honey, a much better healthy alternative. By the looks of it Chef Long has not spared a single item on the menu, he used honey on each and every one of delectable desserts and savories. The Honey Scones are served with honey and clotted cream, then there are chocolate-honey ganache filled Longan Flower Honey Praline, a warm Bee Sting Cake, Native Ivy Flower Honey Custard cake and a Steamed Milk Custard topped with honey jelly.
On the savory side they have two honey-flavored items, the Honey and Yogurt Seafood Salad Sandwich and the Honey Blue Cheese Tart with Glazed Walnut. Pricing for the Honey Bee Afternoon Tea experience is set at HK$378 ($48) for one or HK$618 ($79) for two from Monday to Thursdays and HK$398 ($51) for one or HK$648 ($83) for two from Friday to Sunday. Served during the months of June and July at The Lounge & Bar. For reservations call (852) 2263 2270 or email.
Guests who want to enjoy a bit more than honey-infused mouthwatering afternoon tea treats can make a stop at the Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA. They offer a unique 80-minute Honey and Milk Urban Spa Body Treatment. The treatment begins with a warm milk foot bath to soften the skin and relieve sore feet. Then the body will be given a honey scrub massage to restore a fresh healthy glow to dry, tired skin. The therapist then apply Longan Honey Sugar Scrub to remove dead skin cells, revealing soft and smooth skin underneath. The honey-based treatment is also recommended for mom-to-bes as a prenatal indulgence, so this is not just for anyone looking to get pampered. The treatment is priced at HK$1,750 ($225) from Monday to Thursday and HK$1,850 ($238) on Friday to Sunday and public holidays.
Source: Luxury Launches