Alize in Las Vegas to Host Tea Pairing


Tea Next month, on June 16, Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort will host Las Vegas first tea pairing. The event will be hosted by Barbara Fairchild, former editor-in-chief, Bon Appétit. The night will be a mix of French cuisine and different flavors of tea. Executive chef Mark Purdy is teaming up with Seven Cups Fine Teas to create the full menu.

The multi-course meal will include the following menu items:

Amuse Bouche: Jin Guan Yin Anxi Wulong Tea

Chilled cucumber soup with cucumber terrine, carrots, pecans and dill

Calvisius Caviar with toasted brioche panna cotta and dill                        

First course: Lao Shu Hong Cha Old Tree Yunnan Black Tea

Angus beef Carpaccio with quail egg yolk, parmesan cheese, mustard sauce, pickled vegetables and beef tartar

Marinated heirloom tomatoes with rhubarb, pearl onions, sunflower shoots, balsamic vinegar and feta cheese

Second course: Bai Long Xu “White Dragon Whisker” Sheng Puer Tea

Foie gras terrine with smoked duck and artichoke crepe, orange marmalade, candied pecans and basil

Market green torchon, cucumber and herbs with white balsamic vinaigrette

Third course: Ming Qian Anji Bai Cha Green Tea

‘Nduja crusted scallop, butternut squash and roasted parsnip hash and an orange-amaretto veloute

Braised white asparagus, lemon-poppy crescenza cheese, toasted almonds and parsley oil

Fourth course: Que She “Sparrow’s Tongue” Wuyi Rock Wulong Tea

Tea Smoked duck breast, sautéed foie gras, gai-lan, crispy soba noodle cake, ginger confit and duck jus

Roasted Abalone Mushroom, garlic pastina galette, mango confiture and tamarind glaze

Fifth course: Junshan Yinzhen Yellow Tea

Veal Wellington with smoked prosciutto, mushroom duxelles, asparagus and truffle  shallot jus

Crispy Indonesian Samosa with pickled cucumbers, tomato reduction and  red peppers

Cheese course: Wang Zhe Zhi Xiang “Emperor’s Orchid” Flower Scented Tea

Tête de Moine with fennel marmalade, white balsamic vinegar and zucchini date bread

Apricot-Almond Torchon with port poached prunes, candied pistachios and rosemary raisin crisp

Seventh course: Yin Hao Long Zhu “Silver Dragon Jasmine Pearls” Flower Scented Tea

Myer lemon cheesecake, graham cracker crisp and blood orange sauce

Chocolate Soufflé with chocolate sauce

The event also includes an award ceremony, which celebrates the top people in tea industry. The World Tea Expo will take place in Las Vegas from June 13 through 17.

The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail reception  -- dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The tickets are $225 person and there is also a VIP reception for $3,000.  Took book tickets click here