What better way to launch the Silver Jubilee Gourmet at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Hotel in Thailand, on 1st December 2016, than to do it with an Afternoon Tea event! Upon arrival, guests were welcomed with the rare Ceylon Silver Tips White Tea in champagne flutes, paired with fresh strawberries. Dieter Ruckenbauer- Director of Food and Beverage at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, gave the guests and invitees a speech to open the event. To present the Afternoon Tea was Robert Schinkel - award winning mixologist and Dilmah Brand Ambassador, Dilhan C. Fernando - Director of the School of Tea and son of Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando, and Khun Au- celebrated tea sommelier. Dilhan C. Fernando and Khun Au led the tea pairing session while Robert Schinkel led the mixology component. The Afternoon Tea menu included Dilmah’s transcendent Silver Jubilee collection of boutique teas and the highly exclusive and rare Uva Seasonal Flush of 2016, paired with what Dilmah Tea Gastronomy has always been known for- tea inspired delicacies. Guests enjoyed Natural Jasmine Green Tea paired with Lapsang tea-infused aspic of Jamon Iberico and pickled apple, a cucumber finger sandwich with salted lemon jam, and goat cheese praline with orange gel; Silver Jubilee Earl Grey Tea paired with lemon tea financier, blonde chocolate cream puff and a light cheesecake; The Pure Darjeeling Single Region paired with a pistachio éclair and strawberry macaroon; Organic Sencha paired with the hotel’s signature coconut cake; and the pièce de résistance- The Uva Seasonal Flush of 2016 paired with green olive stuffed with vermouth gel.Dieter Ruckenbauer said that, “I am very honored that Dilhan and his team came to Thailand to launch the Silver Jubilee Gourmet range in Marriott Marquis and into the Thailand market. So many parallels between our company and Dilmah, when you look at it from the business models and the Foundation, it’s fantastic to work together in a very great business relationship and also for a better cause at the end of the day.” The entire Silver Jubilee Gourmet collection is now available at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park till mid next year.

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