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High tea with a Karen Walker twist

Limited edition high tea at Cordis celebrating Karen Walker Atelier

Karen Walker chose Cordis Auckland for the global launch of her new bridal collection Karen Walker Atelier and to celebrate Cordis executive chef Volker Marecek created a stunning bespoke high tea modelled after and inspired by her jewellery collection.

Now you can experience this super special high tea yourself, for a limited time. 

‘’We are thrilled to be partnering with world-renowned Karen Walker on this unique collaboration and our debut designer High Tea by Cordis, which will provide a bespoke and elegant experience for our guests. Our guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind sensory experience,” commented Alex Blanco, Director of Marketing.

Karen Walker says, “I’ve always loved a grand hotel high tea whether it be in London, New York or right here in Auckland and I’m so excited about how Chef Volker’s brought his creativity to this High Tea by Cordis menu celebrating our Atelier collection.”

From Monday 19 August – Saturday 8 September, guests will be able to experience the Karen Walker High Tea by Cordis. The menu has been carefully curated by Executive Chef Volker Marecek and his pastry team. The savoury menu includes a tasty fermented orange, whipped ricotta, walnut butter and radicchio salad, and a carrot explosion on Swiss chard. This is followed by delicate sandwiches filled with cured egg, cured cucumber and Champagne ham. The sweet menu is indulgent cherry and white chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie and peanut butter and dark chocolate ganache tart, caramel mousse dome to name a few.

“Designing the menu with Karen Walker Atelier jewellery in mind has been a great opportunity to explore unique flavours, shapes and colours. Every item is inspired by, and named after, rings in the collection and are all crafted in-house, using only sustainable and locally sourced ingredients that sing with flavour,” adds Executive Chef, Volker Marecek.

For something extra special to conclude the high tea experience, guests will be presented with the Runaway Flowerpot – made with smoky chocolate honey ganache, mandarin cardamom curd, guava dome and warm spiced crisps. The ingredients are inspired by the smoky, warm spices and cardamom notes of Karen Walker’s Runaway Azure Eau de Parfum     

The Karen Walker High Tea by Cordis is available from $59 per adult and $38 per child during the week, $69 per adult and $48 per child during the weekend and public holidays. Bookings are essential. Guests can enjoy High Tea by Cordis with tea or take things up a notch with a flute of Champagne.  

High Tea by Cordis is served at the Lobby Lounge in Cordis Hotel and is available at two seating times during the week, 11:30am and 2:30pm with an additional seating at 4:30pm during the weekend.

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