Together with LINDT, Swissôtel Al Ghurair launches a Festive Afternoon Tea
This Festive Season, try an indulgent afternoon at Yasmine Lounge
Dubai, UAE, November 2021 – Introducing for the very first time in the heart of the Swissotel Al Ghurair lobby, Yasmine Lounge, “LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea”, in collaboration with LINDT chocolates, an elegant afternoon tea experience inspired by flavours of the Festive season, starting from 28th November.
LINDT’s Master Swiss Chocolatier Matthew Müller teaming up with the Swissotel chefs, has reimagined the traditional afternoon tea experience, inspired by various notes of LINDT chocolates, curating a delicate experience that celebrates the flavours of Christmas along with the Swiss heritage.
Embark on the afternoon tea experience with welcome drinks of Mistletoe Mint Chocolate Martini, a drink with liquid LINDT Chocolate blended with mint and cinnamon, topped up with whipped cream and LINDT-ccino for the children, a hot-chocolate drink with LINDT chocolate and smoked marshmallows.
A beautiful Christmas tree inspired afternoon tea rack is then presented, adorned with bauble-like Lindor balls and LINDT Santa chocolate, as guests relish delicate savoury bites of candied bacon-wrapped figs with LINDT chocolate dip, pomegranate pistachio with cream cheese & LINDT dark chocolate crostini’s, LINDT dark chocolate crusted Chicken Terrine with grape chutney, Steak Au Poivre skewers, and Parmesan-crusted Brussel sprouts with creamy chestnut puree dip. Indulge the sweet tooth with LINDT 70% Dark chocolate tarts with raspberry pureé, LINDT white chocolate truffles, LINDT milk chocolate Swiss Rolls.
Complementing the experience is a collection of free-flowing Nespresso coffee and Swissôtel’s signature infused tea collection of Green Tea with Mint and Cinnamon, Earl Grey with Ginger and Lime and Chamomile Tea with garlic infused honey.
While adults enjoy the experience, the “Little Explorers” are presented with a treasure box, filled with festive snacks, treats and macaroons.
Matthew has been a resident Master Chocolatier for LINDT in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent Region since 2012. He is a passionate ambassador, who has been instrumental in creating recipes, curating various exclusive events, and who has inspired many to with the stories of the evolution of Lindt Chocolate, and how it can be seamlessly applied in our household kitchens.
“It is an honour to be able to introduce an immersive culinary experience to the guests. Welcome to LINDT chocolate, where we have combined the right notes of flavours, textures and temperatures, to create an afternoon tea experience that affirms festivity in every bite and sip. I invite guests and residents of Dubai to come and try this experience”,
says Matthew Müller.
Dominic Arel, General Manager at Swissotel Al Ghurair says, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with LINDT to create this unique experience, highlighting the Swiss heritage and culminating it with Festive indulgence. We hope to bring children, families and Dubai residents together to share the spirit of the season and are delighted to introduce a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea experience with a unique twist. We look forward to welcoming our guests to experience traditional Swiss hospitality while cherishing nostalgic memories this season.”
The LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea is served daily from 28th November until 7th January at Yasmine Lounge from 12 pm to 6 pm and is priced at AED 135 for two adults and one child up to 12 years and AED 39 for additional children.
Accor ALL members can avail of up to a 15% discount on the LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea experience.
On the 8th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December, families can combine the Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea experience with Gingerbread house making workshop at 2 pm and 4 pm priced at AED 175 for two adults and one child, and AED 75 per additional child. On booking this experience on 8th December, guests can also enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the hotel starting from 6pm.
In the spirit of giving, Swissotel Al Ghurair promises to match the donation of AED 10 per LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea set sold to Al Jalila Foundation.
One of the best-known Swiss brands in the world, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts offers contemporary hotels infused with the freshness and vitality of alpine energy, rooted in the tradition of Swiss hospitality. Respected for its intelligent design, quality craftsmanship and mindful approach to sustainability, Swissôtel gives its guests peace of mind to explore the world, discover life’s true rewards and embrace opportunities to ‘live it well’. The Swissôtel brand was founded in 1980 and today numbers more than 30 hotels globally including flagship properties such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, Swissôtel Chicago and Swissôtel Jakarta Pik Avenue. Swissôtel is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.