Capella Singapore's Collection for Culinary Connoisseurs
Capella Singapore raises the bar with its own chocolates and bespoke tea
Singapore, 15 June 2012 – Anticipated to be the most exclusive indulgences in the island nation, Capella Singapore announces the launch of the Capella Collection Chocolate and the Capella Constellation Tea.
The Capella Chocolate Collection
Available only in Singapore, the Capella Chocolate Collection features six unique flavours that have been carefully paired and hand-crafted, offering connoisseurs an epicurean experience through the use of the finest cocoa and natural ingredients.
The Capella Chocolate Collection is comprised of 24-pieces of handmade, preservative-free, chocolate Bon Bons nestled in an elegant re-useable custom-designed case, resembling that of an ornate jewellery box. To ensure absolute freshness, each and every piece of the collection is created only on receipt of order by Capella’s pastry team.
“At Capella, we believe in offering our guests only the highest quality services and facilities. With the launch of the Capella Chocolate Collection and the Capella Constellation Tea, we hope to offer guests a truly holistic luxury lifestyle – bringing a piece of the Capella experience home with them,” Executive Chef Jakob Esko shares.
More than 20 different varieties of ingredients and blends of the finest chocolates were meticulously tasted and tested in combination with fresh fruit and natural essences to create Capella Chocolates.
Intrinsically Singaporean flavours have been used such as Kueh Lapis Spice with Coffee & Prune Jelly, Raspberry Lemongrass with Chili Padi and Kalamansi Manjari Ganache to bring you on a sensorial journey through post-colonial Singapore. The rich flavours of our Kueh Lapis Bon Bon are reminiscent of the aromatic confectionary created in the large homes of Singapore’s own Straits-born Chinese, the Peranakan. Similarly, the light tangy blend of the Raspberry Lemongrass with Chili Padi Bon Bon evokes memories of the rich spicy flavours of Malay heritage cooking. The Kalamansi Manjari Ganache, Kalamansi meaning lime, is light and refreshing to the palate, as a tall glass of minuman kalamansi (lime juice) is on a warm tropical day.
Perfectly complementing the Kalamansi Manjari Ganache is Capella’s own bespoke blend of tea, Constellation Tea, created by the gourmet tea purveyor, Gryphon Tea Company.
A box from the Capella Chocolate Collection is available for purchase from S$128++ from the Capella Singapore dining page from 10 July 2012 onwards. http://www.capellahotels.com/singapore/dining-en.html
Exclusively crafted by master tea blender and founder of Gryphon Tea Company, Mr Lim Tian Wee, the Capella Constellation Tea comprises a delicate blend of Darjeeling white tea with rosehips, grapes and a sprinkle of gold dust.
Prized for its rarity, the white tea is sourced from only the highest-grown plantation in Darjeeling, India, ensuring not only the highest quality of the tea leaves but also a sweet, smoother finish to the tea. Muscat grapes were specially selected to deliver a long and sweet finish while the blend of rose hips and orange blossoms pack a subtle tartness.
The Capella Constellation Tea is a true experience for all the senses. The bespoke tea emanates a delicate refreshing fruity aroma and is visually appealing with a sprinkling of edible gold dust, inspired by the Auriga constellation of which the Capella star is the brightest.
“The Constellation Tea marks yet another milestone in the long standing relationship between Capella and Gryphon Tea Company,” says Mr Lim. “With a name synonymous with luxury as Capella's, it is only fitting that the tea drinking experience is as elegant as the hotel and its surrounds.”
The Capella Constellation Tea is available for order from Cassia, The Knolls and Bob’s Bar at S$14++ per pot, per person from 10 July 2012 onwards.
About Capella Singapore:
Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts. The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms. In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore. These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools. For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com
About Capella Hotels and Resorts:
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); Capella Telluride (Telluride, Colorado). Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan) and The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel (New York City). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.
About Gryphon Tea Company
Founded in 2006, Gryphon Tea Company is a Singaporean tea brand under Lim Lam Thye whose roots in the tea industry dates back to the early 1900s. Its expertise in importing quality leaves and herbs has formed Gryphon Tea's foundation in providing gourmet teas to consumers. Gryphon Tea's signature twist of using Asian inspired ingredients to showcase its local roots, has attracted fans both domestically and internationally. The company has been recognized with local and international accolades from prestigious judging committees such as the Packaging Star Award, the Great Taste Award and the Monde Selection.
Learn more at: www.gryphontea.com