Poem Patisserie to be stage for sweet evolution

Chef Vicky Lau has just launched Poem Patisserie, on street level below her flagship restaurant Tate Dining Room & Bar in Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.

Working with pastry chef Nocar Lo, Lau will use Poem Patisserie as a stage for a continuous evolution of sweet treats. Like her menu at Tate, the creations will be presented thematically and constantly evolve, writes Hong Kong Tatler.

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For its first iteration, Poem will celebrate the iconography and flavours of the city with Chapter 1: Capture Hong Kong. This takes inspiration from the tastes of her upbringing, with nostalgic elements and local classics such as Chinese sweet soups and dim sum providing a springboard for new flavour combinations. Red date and urban honey are two such inspiration points, and there are cakes with a visual take on ink painting and calligraphy.

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Display towers echoing dim-sum steamers and frames that follow the curves and corners of the iconic local pawn shop sign are a few more elements that pay homage to Hong Kong heritage.

As well as cakes and pastries, Poem also offers eco-friendly bottled water, cold-brew coffee and tea, and seasonal mocktails.

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