Scones and Elegance: Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong

Few things recall the elegance of old Hong Kong like tea in the lobby of the Peninsula Hotel. Each afternoon, hotel guests and visitors line up to experience bow-tied waiters, a string quartet (whose setlist on this afternoon alternates between the works of Handel and the greatest hits of Elton John), perfectly poured cups of tea and triple-tiered plates of sumptuous pastries and finger sandwiches by Chef François Delaire, the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, and Andy Cheng, Chef de Cuisine.