InterContinental Hong Kong is partnering with the French luxury brand Repetto to present a ballet themed Afternoon Tea Set (available from March 1 through April 30). Inspired by the grace and beauty of a staged dance performance, exquisite savoury nibbles and delicate pastries take centre-stage in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, with panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour as the dramatic backdrop.
Repetto is a French fashion brand that has been producing exquisite ballet-wear for over 70 years. Since 1947, ballet dancers from all over the world have been astounded by the delicacy and comfort of the brand’s dancewear and footwear with its unique fabrication process, entitled ‘stitch and return’. Today, Repetto is also a name recognised for the luxurious comfort of its city shoes and leather bags, with fashion fans all over the world.
To pay homage to the brand’s signature ‘stitch and return’ craftsmanship, InterContinental Hong Kong’s Executive Chef Maxime Luvara and Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier have selected special ingredients, including rocamadour cheese, walnuts and truffles, from the area nearby the Repetto Factory located in Saint Medard d’Excideuil in Dordogne, France.
The Repetto Tea Set includes:
Savoury Items by Executive Chef Maxime Luvara
Crumbed Snails, Rocamadour Cheese and Light Garlic Dressing
Homemade Gravlax Salmon, Walnut Cream and Kaluga Caviar
Duck Foie Gras Cake, Strawberry Jelly
Chilled French Onion Soup with Truffle Flavoured, Onion Marmalade Baguette
Pastries by Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier
Ispahan Cake, Raspberry and Rose Water Essence
Passion Fruit and Mango Macaron
Blueberry and Cream Cheese Tartlet
Chocolate Truffle, Gianduja and Coffee Mousse
Citrus Panna Cotta, Pink Pomelo Syrup
Plain and Raisin Scones, served with Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jelly and Mandarin Jam.
The Tea Set is served with a selection of Fine Mariage Frères Tea or Coffee.
The Afternoon Tea Set is available Monday-Friday: 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
HK$688 for two persons +10% service charge, plus 2 Repetto Gift Pouches.
After clearing the stage-inspired tea set filled with Repetto Afternoon Tea delicacies, each guest will receive a “Dance with Repetto” perfume (2ml), plus a Gift Card with the following benefits:
- One HK$300 Repetto Gift Card
- When you scan the QR code on the Gift Card and visit the Repetto mini-website to register, you can enjoy the following additional benefits:
- Silver VIP membership with a welcome gift (a Repetto Zizi Key Chain) upon any purchase; or
- Gold VIP membership upon a HK$7,000 net purchase with a welcome gift
(a miniature of an iconic Repetto shoe which can be used as a keychain or handbag charm)
The Gift Card is valid through May 31, 2019.
Simply scan the QR code to access the Repetto mini-website. After filling in the form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Simply show the e-mail at any Repetto concept stores in Hong Kong to enjoy the above VIP membership benefits.
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About Repetto and its Cendrillon Ballerina
The story begins in 1947. Heeding the advice of her son Roland Petit, who was a dancer and later became a French ballet company director and choreographer, Rose Repetto started to design her first ballet shoes in a tiny workshop located very close to the National Opera of Paris where her son trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet School.
While making ballet shoes for her son, Rose Repetto came up with the idea of a unique manufacturing process: “stitch and return”. The sole is sewn inside out “before being turned out”, which results in an unmatched comfort and flexibility. Soon many dancers began to order her high quality ballet shoes. The legend of Repetto was born.
In 1956, upon the request of movie star and trained dancer Brigitte Bardot, the first Repetto flat ballerinas were designed according to the “stitch and return” technique used for the ballet shoes.
Brigit Bardot immortalised the Repetto carmin red flat ballerinas, named “Cendrillon”, in the movie “And God Created Women” (“Et Dieu créa la femme”) with Roger Vadim in 1956. Since then, the Cendrillon is the iconic shoe of Repetto. Soon, many women, including numerous stars, couldn’t resist the appeal.
For over 70 years, Repetto is a name synonymous with luxurious comfort for not only ballet dancers, but also active “fashionados” all over the world who seek style and the ease of movement inspired by dancers and are also interested in the inspiration behind the design.
Repetto Hong Kong Shops for Gift Redemption
Ocean Terminal: Shop 303A, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2521 2078
Elements: Shop 2078, Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2677 0855
Pacific Place: Shop 133, L1, Pacific Place, Admiralty
+852 2918 1889
Festival Walk: Shop LG2-19, Level LG2, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong
+852 2869 9468
Times Square: Shop 405, L4, Times Square, Causeway Bay
+852 2506 1093
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2721 1211 Fax: (852) 2739 4546 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website at www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
For further information, please call (852) 2313 2323 or e-mail: email@example.com
Please note that the Lobby Lounge does not accept reservations.