• DATE BY TATE BY 2 MICHELIN-STARRED TATE DINING ROOM INTRODUCES NEW PASTRIES, GIFT SETS, AND CELEBRATION CAKES BY CHEF VICKY LAU AND HEAD PASTRY CHEF GRAF KWOK

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    <<29th March 2021 – Hong Kong >> In today’s ever-changing world, TATE Dining Room finds innovation in its culinary craft beyond the traditional dine-in restaurant experience. In July 2020, Chef & Owner Vicky Lau brought Date by TATE to life, a private home dining experience, online gourmet shopping platform, and a physical retail store all rolled into one.

     

    New Season, New Pastries & Celebration Cakes

    This season, Date by TATE unveils a series of new pastries and celebration cakes by Head Pastry Chef Graf Kwok for Hong Kong’s gourmets and sweet tooths.

     

    Delicate pastry creations include Local Honey & Strawberry Tart (HK$106, Box of 2) created with a mix of enticingly sweet Japanese and Korean strawberries, lemon sponge, strawberry compote, local honey diplomate cream, and a vanilla tart shell. For those who wish to enjoy an elevated breakfast or afternoon tea at home, take away the Date Tasting Box (HK$160) featuring the perfect combination of 2 Sheung Wan chocolate brioche, 2 slices of lemon pound cake, and 2 Chinese almond financiers.

     

    2-MICHELIN-starred TATE Dining Room’s ever-popular Fermented Tofu Butter + Brioche (HK$138) is also available to purchase exclusively at Date by TATE, including 8 Brioche cubes and 8 fermented tofu butter cubes. Light-as-air and baked daily, the new Madeleine Box (HK$108) is composed of 6 freshly baked madeleines made with Chinese almonds. Finally, spoil a loved one with Date by TATE’s aesthetic Pastry Gift Set (HK$535), delivered in a sustainable wooden box and wrapped with a special DATE scarf. The gift set includes 12 sesame rocher, 12 raspberry rocher, 6 sesame sable, 6 peanut sable, 3 red date chocolate financier, 3 Chinese almond financier, and 1 apple blossom verbena.

     

    The seasonal and highly sought-after Date by TATE Celebration Cakes are an homage to Chef Vicky’s previous life as a designer, showcasing edible works of art with French techniques and Chinese influences. New cakes include Ode to Lotus Pond (HK$420/280g, HK$820/780g), a cake made to look like a peaceful lotus pond with fondant lily pads floating on top, created with pistachio financier sponge, crunchy almond & pistachio, sour plum soup gel, and pistachio mousse. The second cake is the sophisticated Ode to Ginkgo (HK$420/290g, HK$820/650g) made with Valrhona dark chocolate mousse, red date paste, Chinese almond chocolate sponge, crunchy Praline and chocolate glaze.

     

    Current crowd-favorite Date by TATE cakes include Ode to Shan Shui (HK$380/260g, HK$780/590g) with marbled-top earl grey mousse and sponge, Osmanthus goji berry jelly, crunchy rice, tea sable, and white glaze; and the Fermented Tofu Cheesecake (HK$480/400g), made with a mix of premium cream cheeses such as Brillat-Savarin and fermented local tofu, baked to perfection with a traditional caramelized top.

     

    Date by TATE’s acclaimed Celebration Cakes require a two-days advance reservation and are available from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Delivery is available from 2:15pm-6:45pm and self pick-up is available from 1:15pm-6:15pm.

     

    About Graf Kwok, Head Pastry Chef at TATE Dining Room

    After graduating from London’s prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary institution in 2015, Graf Kwok pursued her passion for patisserie as Pastry Commis Chef at The Langham. There, she learned the foundations of creating showpiece-worthy pastries for the hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea. Graf moved on to Café Le Cordon Bleu London in 2016 for a four-year-long stint that saw her running the production of all of the café’s pastry items, and gaining experience in bakery including traditional French baguette and sourdough. After a brief tenure at Crystal Patisserie as Pastry Chef, she joined London’s Royal Automobile Club as Junior Sous Chef. There, she overlooked the creation of daily mis-en-place for junior staff and designed new seasonal menus alongside the Head Pastry Chef. In 2020, Graf joined 1-Michelin-starred Relais & Chateaux member TATE Dining Room as Head Pastry Chef, leading the production of delicate French pastries with TATE’s signature modern Chinese twist at gourmet & lifestyle shop, Date by TATE.

     

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    About Date by TATE

    Designed with the modern epicurean in mind, the newly opened Date by TATE shop offers a gourmet selection of Gastronomy Box sets, desserts for gifting, and seasonal ready-to-eat takeaway creations by 2-Michelin-starred TATE Dining Room. Other items on offer include beautiful, handpicked homeware and daily lifestyle accessories to enhance the stay-at-home dining experience.

     

    Shop Information

    Address: 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

    Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1130am – 730pm / Monday – Tuesday, closed

    Tel – (852) 6730-2494 or email reservation@datebytate.com

    Website – www.datebytate.com

    Social Media: @tatediningroom @chefvickylau @datebyTATE