Cordis Auckland is launching a bespoke high tea experience. The High Tea by Cordis celebrates the launch of the Karen Walker Atelier jewellery collection, an expansive collection of wedding jewellery and outfits made specifically for the client by appointment.

‘’We are thrilled to be partnering with world-renowned Karen Walker on this unique
collaboration and our debut designer High Tea by Cordis, which will provide a bespoke and elegant experience for our guests," said director of marketing Alex Blanco. "Our guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind sensory experience."

Running from Monday 19 August - Saturday 8 September, the menu has been curated by executive chef Volker Marececk and his pastry team. The savoury menu includes a fermented orange, whipped ricotta, walnut butter, and radicchio salad, and a carrot explosion on Swiss chard.

This is followed by sandwiches filled with cured egg, cured cucumber, and champagne Ham. The sweet menu features cherry and white chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie with peanut butter and dark chocolate ganache tart, and caramel mousse dome.

“Designing the menu with Karen Walker Atelier jewellery in mind has been a great
opportunity to explore unique flavours, shapes and colours. Every item is inspired by, and named after, rings in the collection and are all crafted in-house, using only
sustainable and locally sourced ingredients that sing with flavour," said Marecek.

Guests will be presented with the Runaway Flowerpot to conclude the experience. Made with smoky chocolate honey ganache, mandarin cardamom curd, guava dome and warm spiced crisps. The ingredients are inspired by the notes of Karen Walker's Runaway Azure Eau de Parfum.

Karen Walker said, “I’ve always loved a grand hotel high tea whether it be in London,
New York or right here in Auckland and I’m so excited about how Chef Volker’s brought his creativity to this High Tea by Cordis menu celebrating our Atelier collection.”