Atlantis The Royal to host afternoon tea with Asia's Best Female Chef award winner

Atlantis The Royal to host afternoon tea with Asia's Best Female Chef award winner

Natsuko Shoji will join resident pastry chef Christophe Devoille 4 and 5 May  

In the first instalment of a series of culinary collaborations, Atlantis The Royal's executive pastry chef Christophe Devoille will work alongside visiting guest chef Natsuko Shoji, of Japan's lauded restaurant Été. The duo's high tea will be offered for two days only, on 4 and 5 May 2024.

Shoji was crowned Asia's Best Female Chef at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in 2022 for her show-stopping pastry dishes that draw inspiration from haute couture. 

After spending her formative years training under Hiroyasu Kawate of Florilège (ranked at number 27 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2023), Shoji opened her first cake laboratory in Tokyo in 2014 when she was just 24.

Natsuko Shoji

The collaborative high tea, titled 'The Taste of Summer', will be offered at The Royal Tea Room in Dubai's Atlantis The Royal, a World’s 50 Best Hotels winner.

Items on the menu include a caviar mille-feuille, followed by roasted dried aged beef tartare with sakura petals, black truffle finger sandwiches and a caramelised corn tart with date sauce. 

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Accompanying the savoury entries will be handcrafted pastries influenced by in-season fruits, such as feuillets de cerises, apricot tart with fresh almonds, a raspberry tartlet using locally produced Sidr honey, and an indulgent rhubarb pastry featuring poached, iced and crunchy rhubarb. To conclude the experience, guests will be served the fleur de meringue with wild strawberries.

Christophe Devoille x Natsuko Shoji will take place from 2pm to 5pm on both Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May. The experience costs AED650 for two. Early reservations are highly recommended. 

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