Rosewood Bangkok Launches Afternoon Tea In Tribute To Love And Diversity
Vipoo Srivilasa lived with his husband for over 20 years, but they could only get married in the last few years. The life of the Thai-born, Australia-based artist, curator and art activist would have been very different if he were to be living in a country that does not acknowledge same-sex marriage, such as Thailand. Recognising that equality in marriage, along with other social rights, can no longer be swept under the rug, the Rosewood Bangkok has aligned with Vipoo to amplify the message in a creative collaboration.
The hotel’s first Art Afternoon Tea at Lakorn European Brasserie is dedicated to Vipoo’s The Marriage of Sang Thong exhibition. Inspired by the Thai folktale of Sang Thong, this sculptural collection narrates its message of diversity through a multitude of mixed materials, such as glass, metal and wood. As with all the works of art being showcased at the Art Connection space at the Rosewood's third floor, this one is also curated by Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri, director of Subhashok The Arts Centre, as the hotel's partner.
Also joining forces in this collaboration is the executive pastry chef, Florian Couteau, of Lakorn European Brasserie. The project having being planned for almost a year, chef Couteau has worked meticulously with Vipoo to create the first Art Afternoon Tea. Adhering to the theme of diversity, the tea set's bites are vibrant not only with their colours but also with all the different tastes and smells.
Each of the six main dishes created represents the colours of the Pride flag. Red and green, for instance, are presented with the savoury Jambon Iberico and tomato brioche and the green peas, burrata and mint tartlet. Yellow is lemon white chocolate ganache, and orange is a Viennois biscuit with mandarin and pink pepper jelly.
Blue is the delicious blueberry cheesecake cream choux puff, and purple is the mint white chocolate whipped ganache ball with blackberry marmalade.
The Art Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2:30pm until 5pm at Lakorn European Brasserie throughout November. For 1,299 baht per person, each pastry set comes with a complimentary glass of champagne. For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com, or call 02-080-0088 to book a table.
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