The Launch of the 137 Pillars Signature Afternoon Tea crafted by Legendary Michelin Star Pastry Chef Complete with “Louie the London Cab” Pick-up from Emquatier, Live Jazz and Classical Music Performance, and Sabered Champagne Option
BigNews.Biz - Apr 11,2017 - Bangkok, Thailand, April 2017 - 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts will launch their Signature Afternoon Tea in Bangkok from 13-16 April. The signature desserts menu has been designed by creative Legendary Michelin Star Pastry Chef Roger van Damme from Belgium who will be personally presenting his exquisite menu during the launch period. Following the launch, the signature menu will be available at weekends at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok and will also be served daily at sister property 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai as an additional option to their traditional afternoon tea.
For those wanting to meet Chef Roger and enjoy his afternoon tea from 13-16 April, the event will be held in the Hotel Lobby Lounge at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences at No 38, Soi Sukhumvit 39, from 3.00-5.30pm daily. The menu is priced at THB1,370 (USD 40.00 approx) per person for a set of the 137 Pillars Signature Afternoon Tea and 137 Pillars organic tea and coffee collection. For those wanting a glass of champagne, the price is THB1,890 (USD 55.00 approx) per person. The wine list is also available for those wanting a bottle of champagne or wine to accompany - with champagne being sabered in colonial style with a ceremonial sword. Prices are subject to applicable service charge and government taxes.
Afternoon tea guests can arrive in style in ‘Louie the London Cab’ which has been fully customized for the hotel, with scheduled pick up times from Promprong Bangkok Sky Train (BTS) Station/Emquartier Shopping area. To further enhance this elegant afternoon tea experience, live jazz and classical music will be performed by a local duo.
Menu highlights from Chef Roger’s signature menu include:
Pomme Pomme – a classic apple pie made of puff pastry with frangipane and Pink Lady apples, served with vanilla saucea, perfumed with Earl Grey Tea and finished with a Granny Smith apple
Lemon Squash – an exquisite dessert inspired by the classic lemon cake with a range of citrus flavours
Celebration – an irresistible milk chocolate mousse with blackcurrants and forest fruits, combined with raspberry, white chocolate and basil
Van Damme – a signature mousse of chocolate, spices and citrus together with candied apricots and coffee crème brulee
Chef Roger Van Damme
Roger van Damme is one of the world’s most experienced and innovative patissiers. In 2009, one of his desserts was elected THE greatest dessert in the World! One year later, Roger van Damme was elected Chef of the Year by Gault Millau.
Roger is also known as the godfather of molecular pastry and is known for his complex, intense, unforgettable desserts. As a child, he was fascinated with baking and often helped his great grandfather I his bakery. After finishing cooking school in Bruges, he fulfilled his dream and worked for Huize van Wely, one of the most famous dessert makers in Holland.
A few years later, Roger and his wife Cindy moved to Antwerp where he opened his first Het Gebaar tearoom. Later they moved their business