Mandarin Oriental Presents A Luxury Taste of Fruits
The beginning of a new season is always the best time to tempt our taste buds with some special culinary offerings. While the summer is imminent, let us embrace the summer heat with an array of gastronomic delights made with tropical fruits at the following Mandarin Oriental hotels in Asia.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Inspired by the Pacific Ocean and rich culture of Asia’s ports, MO Bar presents a vibrant experience that celebrates the flavours and aromas of the region. The majestic signature cocktail, Sarimanok is a grand orchestration of croissant fat-washed rum, mango, peach and kombucha. Artfully presented by the talented team, it is inspired by the mythical rooster in Lanao, Philippines, atop this modern interpretation of a daiquiri sits a canvas of bold colours made of edible rice paper perfumed with vodka spritz.
A tiki-styled tipple Rubi is a velvety combination of creamy pineapple, whisky and toddy. Enhanced further with a unique profile of dark coconut rum, chilli and a zing of citrus, it will whisk the guests’ taste buds to tropical paradise.
MO Bar is bestowed with the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award and is named as one of the region’s best bars from the Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Go tropical this season with a fruity Afternoon Tea “Exotic” at Oriental Lounge of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Sweets and savouries made with colourful tropical fruits include Corn Polenta with Squid and Mango, Lemon Scone and Pistachio-Coconut Financier, Meringue with Mango Mousse and Ginger Cream, and Vanilla and Kiwi Tart. Located on the 38th floor of the hotel, the lounge offers picturesque views of Nihonbashi elevating the dining experience.
In addition, the signature KUMO® now in mango flavour is available at Gourmet Shop this summer. Crafted by Executive Patisserie Chef Stephane Tranchet, this signature cake changes its flavour based on the season. Coated in crisp white chocolate, the cake is filled with plenty of mango mousse. Guests would be impressed by the texture of fresh mango and mango jelly, and the acidity of passion fruit and ginger cream inside the cake. Mango Maritozzo curated by Head Baker Tomohiko Nakamura will be the alternative of guests, which is a brioche dough with mango creams and the mango on top.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Bamboo Bar is an iconic spot of Bangkok, being the city’s first jazz venue which still retains a sensual, 1950s ambiance. The award-winning mixologist team continues to create exquisite cocktails with progressive techniques and has crafted a fruity cocktail Aggy Aggy, which features watermelon, Salak and Yira leaf and draws inspiration from the north-east region of Thailand.
Bamboo Bar is one of the top-rated bars in Bangkok. It is ranked No. 11 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 and No. 35 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2020.
Mandarin Oriental, Wangfujing, Beijing
The elegant and sophisticated Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Themed Afternoon Tea “Joyful by Nature” is now served in the classy surroundings of Café Zi. Presenting in delicate pastel colours, the fruit-inspired treats include Honey Ham and Watermelon with Pistachio Crumble, Lemon Yoghurt Shortbread, Jasmine Strawberry Tart, and Melon Yuzu Éclair. Tropical mocktails including Purple Fantasy, made with purple grape, green grape and honey, and Pomelo Ginger Tea, with pomelo, ginger ale and honey, are ready to whet appetites of guests. The restaurant is also open onto an expansive rooftop garden terrace overlooking city landmarks such as The Forbidden City, which offers a perfect picture-taking environment.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is now celebrating the season with a playful Gardener’s Spring Brunch, a new brunch formula highlighting fruits & flowers and bespoke Belvedere cocktails. The refreshing Rootssini, portraying a spring garden in a glass, is a bubbly cocktail with a concoction of rhubarb, strawberry, ginger, lemon juice, Moët & Chandon Champagne NV and Belvedere vodka. Another irresistible pick Fortunella is infused with Belvedere vodka, carrot juice, kumquat and lemon, which is an ideal drink for the sunny spring weather that leaves guests yearning for more.