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Chocolate and Tea experience at Capella Singapore

Capella Singapore Presents the Sweetest Partnership featuring Valrhona Chocolate and the Gryphon Tea Company

Singapore, 29 October 2014 – Enjoy Singapore’s most tempting chocolate and tea experience at The Knolls at Capella Singapore. Guests are invited to feast their senses on a concert of flavours and embark on an unforgettable sensory journey as Capella Singapore announces a decadent collaboration between Valrhona – world renowned French chocolate confectioner – and the Gryphon Tea Company – Singapore’s leading tea purveyor.

Available every Friday at The Knolls, guests will be charmed by a range of delectable delights that include selecting their preferred tea blend with a Gryphon tea sommelier to discovering the intricacies of the finest dark, milk and while chocolate varieties with a Valrhona Chocolatier.

The Chocolate and Tea Experience will feature an extravagant array of innovative pastries, tarts and cakes that have been brought to life by Capella’s talented team of Pastry Chefs. Signature highlights include Green tea chocolate cakes made with Gryphon Jasmine tea pearls, Black magic chocolate fudge featuring Tainori dark chocolate as well as Cognac Guanaja dark chocolate bunyols, among others.

Capella Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Chek Yong Sam comments, “At Capella Singapore, we make a commitment to offer unique experiences for all our guests. In order to fulfill this, it is thus imperative that we seek to work with brands who are the best in their field. It is an honour to present this partnership between Valrhona Chocolate and Gryphon Tea for the Chocolate and Tea Experience. This weekly affair promises to be a multi-sensory experience, from the aromatic teas and chocolaty nuances in the confectionary.”

Connoisseurs and novices alike can discover the complexity of Valrhona’s chocolate profiles while understanding the commitment that goes beyond producing the world’s highest quality cocoa. During this intimate epicurean affair, guests will also have the opportunity to preview their two holiday lines: Macae, a dark chocolate characterised by its exceptional melting smoothness with its woody, peppery and toasted aromas as well as the Bahibe, a milk chocolate that tributes a cactus flower in the Dominican Republic that offers intense notes of cocoa before revealing a fruity tanginess. In addition, Gryphon Tea will also be launching three limited-edition festive flavours which include the Winter Love black tea featuring generous notes of forest berries, nutmeg, blue flowers and vanilla, a Strawberry Champagne fruit tisane with an irresistible sweet temptation of sparkling champagne, as well as a Chocolate Gingerbread rooibos tea that blends pure cacao, ginger and a hint of creamy caramel to create a velvet finish.

The Chocolate and Tea Experience will take place every Friday evening at The Knolls for six weeks, starting 21 November 2014 through 29 May 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Priced at $48++ per person, Capella’s Chocolate and Tea Experience will include a welcome Gryphon tea-infused cocktail or mocktail, chocolate dessert buffet, free flow of tea as well as a take-home memory bag.

For more information and reservations, please contact The Knolls at +65 6591 5046 / knolls.singapore@capellahotels.com.

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 Valrhona
Created in 1922 in the Rhone Valley region of France by a pastry chef for pastry chefs, Valrhona has remained a chef driven company that values working in partnership with culinary professionals. The brand of choice for the world's most demanding pastry professionals and chocolatiers, Valrhona is committed to the creation of unique artisan quality chocolates with complex and balanced flavors. Its tradition of creativity, expertise in taste, and a strict adherence to traditional chocolate-making methods make it the standard bearer in the industry. The pillars of Valrhona’s philosophy are the uncompromising commitment to quality, taste, innovation as well as community, environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices. As an owner of 2 plantations, Valrhona is literally the source of fine chocolate as they plant, discover, select, and blend fine and rare cocoa beans.

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.

CAPELLA SINGAPORE:
Singapore
Sarah Tan
Capella Singapore
+65 6591 5016
sarah.tan@capellahotels.com

Alison Kwee
Capella Singapore
+65 6591 5018
alison.kwee@capellahotels.com

Hong Kong & China
Wong Wye Leng
Leap Marketing Asia
+ 65 9826 4097
wyeleng@leapmarketingasia.com

GRYPHON TEA COMPANY:
Singapore
Nuha MK
Gryphon Tea
+65 9693 8575
nuha@gryphontea.com
http://gryphontea.com/

VALRHONE CHOCOLATE:
Singapore
Jeremy Guioth
Valrhona
+65 9636 1439
jeremy.guioth@valrhona.fr
http://www.valrhona-chocolate.com/

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