Cassia Restaurant at Capella Presents An Exquisite Tea-Inspired Menu

Singapore, 20 September 2011 – Tea has long been a popular drink of choice for many since ancient times due to its pleasing taste and increasingly recognised medicinal values.  Paying tribute to this classic brew, Capella Singapore’s Chinese restaurant, Cassia, has innovatively incorporated the essence of this humble drink into an inspired five course tea-infused menu.

Cassia’s tea-infused menu harmonises the characteristics of each different tea with its respective course. Commencing the meal with the Combination of Suckling Pig with Shrimp Paste and Dragon Well Tea, Smoked Duck Breast with Fragrant Tea and Radish Puff with Oolong Tea starter dish, the menu also includes the restaurant’s signature dish, Poached Lobster with Wild Mushrooms, Iron Goddess Tea and Superior Stock. The full-bodied and flavoursome blend of Iron Goddess Tea and Superior Stock is served in a teapot and poured on-the-spot to the dish upon the second course, yielding a fresh and satisfying savour.

The meal goes on to delight guests with authentic offerings such as the Steamed/Baked Chilean Sea Bass with Tea Leaf and Combination of Marinated Soya Chicken with Supreme Tea and Fragrant White Rice. In addition, guests will also be delighted with the refreshing Double-boiled Young Apple with Jasmine Tea, Hasma and Snow Fungus dessert that helps to lower blood cholesterol. The meticulously conceptualised menu concludes with a Rose Tea with Honey which leaves diners a sweet and light after-meal refreshment.

Flavours and health benefits are abundant with this new tea-infused menu at Cassia. The selection of teas that form part of the menu includes a fine assembly of handpicked Jasmine tea, Oolong tea, Iron Goddess tea, Chrysanthemum tea, Supreme tea and Rose tea. After a tedious two-months of research work, the team at Cassia has singled out Jasmine tea for its myriad of health-enhancing antioxidants (catechins and antigens) which help in the reduction of inflammatory conditions; Oolong tea for its high content of antioxidants and slimming benefits; Chrysanthemum tea for its benefits as a natural coolant as well as its high Vitamin A content which addresses skin ailments, boosts immunity and keeps advancing blindness risks and age-related eye issues at bay; and finally, Rose tea was chosen to conclude the meal due to its ability to help build a strong immune system and strengthen the digestive system.

Artfully prepared by Chef Lee Hyun Ngai and his team, this tea-inspired menu pampers diners and tea connoisseurs with the delightful goodness of tea while paying tribute to Cassia’s dedication to traditional preparation methods of Cantonese dishes.

“This tea infused menu is my way of telling my guests that I care about them,” shared Chef Lee Hyun Ngai,  “As a tea lover, I wanted to share a healthy and harmonious cooking approach of infusing tea into the dishes to produce light yet delicious and indulgent food. We have put a lot of effort and detail into this menu to select the right tea and pairing ingredients and I hope this innovative concept of pairing traditional Cantonese fare with teas will help enhance the health of my diners.”

Apart from the notable health and beauty benefits, this exquisite tea-infused five course menu at Cassia packed with refreshing and aromatic flavours is available only from 26 September to 30 November 2011 and starts at S$128++ per guest.

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Pre-Meal drink

Chilled Chrysanthemum Tea

Lunch & Dinner Menu

特色拼盘

龙井百花乳猪件,是果茶香美国鸭胸,乌龙茶皇萝卜酥

Combination of

Suckling Pig with Shrimp Paste and Dragon Well Tea,

Smoked Duck Breast with Fragrant Tea and Radish Puff with Oolong Tea

过桥野山菌龙虾

Poached Lobster with Wild Mushrooms, Iron Goddess Tea and Superior Stock

茶皇蒸 / 燻智利鳕鱼

Steamed / Baked Chilean Sea Bass with Tea Leaf

凯嘉茶皇油鸡配丝苗

Combination of

Marinated Soya Chicken with Supreme Tea and Fragrant White Rice

茉莉花双雪炖南非小平果

Double-boiled Young Apple with Jasmine Tea, Hasma and Snow Fungus

After-Meal drink

玫瑰麦卡尼密茶

Rose Tea with Honey

 

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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

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