Doha, Qatar – 2 February 2023: In the heart of the Pearl Island, Corinthia Yacht Club launches its first ever afternoon tea – available for both members and non-members— allowing guests to revel in luxurious surroundings whilst enjoying an exquisite, quintessentially British ritual.
“Corinthia’s flagship hotel in London is famed for its afternoon tea service, and we are excited about launching this delightful ritual for guests to enjoy. We are confident that our tea ceremony, which has been crafted to exacting standards, competes on a global scale in Qatar’s first and most exclusive Yacht Club.” Commented Matthew Dixon, Managing Director of Corinthia Doha.
Guests will experience a variety of elegant patisserie items created by a Michelin-trained Executive Pastry Chef, complimented by a sweeping selection of premium teas, served on exquisite 24 karat gold China. Savoury treats include classic finger sandwiches, on freshly baked breads, with fillings of Coronation Chicken; Roasted and Smoked Salmon with Dill, Crème Fraiche and Lemon; and Crab and Lobster with Tarragon Cream and Celery. Plain and fruited scones are served warm accompanied by Cornish clotted cream and seasonal jams.
The afternoon tea service includes a selection of sweet cakes using the finest seasonal ingredients, and exquisite flavour combinations, skilfully prepared by a dedicated team of pastry chefs. Pastries range from a Pistachio Éclair filled with White Chocolate Ganache; Praline and Milk Chocolate, Coconut Religieuse with Mango atop a Sablé Breton; Raspberry Tart topped with Vanilla Pastry Cream and fresh Raspberries; and the Classic Clubhouse Vanilla Cheesecake.
Corinthia Yacht Club has meticulously selected fine, and rare, loose-leaf teas to complement the food selection. Teas include Breakfast to Royal black tea; white tea from the sub-tropical Fujian mountains; Japanese Green Tea and matcha, Morocco mint leaves; herbal infusions from the flowers of France’s Maine-et Loire; and Rooibos from South Africa.
Tea is prepared and poured at guests’ table to their preferred strength, in French fine bone China handcrafted in Haviland. “Tea is a social occasion, and we have centred this quintessentially British ritual around our discerning guests' and members’ enjoyment. I am delighted to have introduced a more interactive service which encourages conversation and engagement.” commented Alexandru Avram, Club House Manager at Corinthia Yacht Club.
Members and non-members alike, can enjoy one of the city’s most exquisite afternoon tea services daily, from 14:00 till 18:00 at QAR350, based on two sharing. The tea ceremony is the perfect invitation for Qatar’s community to experience the Yacht Club’s exclusive offering, and renowned hospitality of the Corinthia brand.