Van Gogh SENSES is the world’s first Van Gogh Concept Store and a multi-sensory space where Van Gogh pilgrims could immerse themselves in Van Gogh’s masterpieces and vitalize their senses in the unique, stimulating Van Gogh experience. Since its opening in August 2017, Van Gogh SENSES has been receiving increasing attention from many locals and art lovers from around the world.
Van Gogh has an eye for sunflowers and created 11 unique sunflower art pieces in his later period. From the letter he wrote to his brother Theodorus Van Gogh, he said, “The sunflower is me, in a way.” To Van Gogh, sunflower is not just a flower, but the symbol of passion, both colorful and vibrant. Inspired by Van Gogh’s great masterpiece, Van Gogh SENSES introduced its first sunflower-themed afternoon tea set in late September. Macy Lai, Executive Chef of Van Gogh SENSES, hopes to share Van Gogh’s passion for sunflowers with guests and take them on a gastronomic adventure in a relaxing afternoon.
Served on a two-tiered cake stand, the “Sunflower Afternoon Tea Set” comes with eight sweet and savory delights, all delicately crafted by our talented chefs.
Sea Salt Scone with Smoked Foie Gras Pâté: Best served warm, English scone is a classic in traditional afternoon tea. Bite into a flaky, buttery scone that is slathered with smoky duck liver pâté and a lovely touch of sea salt on the top.
Mimosa Egg with Caviar: Fragrant, crispy bite-sized toast with egg yolk filling is topped with precious Sturgeon caviar, and the richness adds a uniqueness to our palate.
Picked Pumpkin & Beetroot on Sunflower Bruschetta: A slice of crunchy sunflower bruschetta is paired with light, sweet pumpkin purée and a refreshing pickled pumpkin and beetroot shaped like a flower.
Scottish Salmon Arancini: Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Fresh salmon is marinated with light, refreshing beetroot. This bold combination is stuffed in a crispy rice ball.
Lemon tart: The baked lemon tart is a timeless classic. Tangy lemon matches with heavenly light shortcrust pastry.
Van Gogh Macarons: Light and chewy, Van Gogh SENSES is known for its selection of savory macarons.
Mango Sphere & Coconut Meringue: Fresh tropical mango is made into a smooth jelly with a mousse consistency, and sits atop a light, crunchy coconut meringue that will definitely stirs your palate.
Sunflower Bloody Orange Cake: Light, fluffy sponge cake decorated with a thinly sliced dried bloody orange on top, as if you are getting a warm hug.
Guest can also enjoy Van Gogh-themed coffee.
While enjoying the palatable afternoon tea set, you will also find yourself indulging in an array of sunflowers and falling in love with the relaxing ambience. The hanging sunflowers overhead looks like as if an energetic youth is waving at you passionately.
Van Gogh is known for his bold, dramatic brush strokes and bright contrast painting style. Art zealots must also visit The Sunflower replica placed at the center of the concept store for this is a great opportunity to see the work in fine detail and interpret his thoughts and feelings. While walking down the corridor, you will also see a wide range of books related to Van Gogh. Every corner of the concept store is thoughtfully designed to exhibit the spirit of Van Gogh.
Each guest will receive an exclusive “The Sunflowers” postcard upon patronage. During promotional period, there will be discount for purchasing “The Sunflowers” products. Van Gogh SENSES will launch other afternoon tea sets with different themes regularly in the future. Stay tuned!
For reservations and enquiries, please call (852) 2622 2887. All items are subject to 10% service charge.