The Sky-High Afternoon Tea featuring three tiers of tea sandwiches and dessert options, by Shangri-La Toronto and Cathay Pacific

Press Release: Shangri-La Toronto, Cathay unveil Sky-High afternoon tea


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueShangri-La Toronto and Cathay Pacific are excited to announce a Sky-High afternoon tea launching on June 13 to celebrate Shangri-la Toronto’s culinary artistry and 30 years of Cathay Pacific connecting Toronto and Hong Kong. This exclusive collaboration marks a significant anniversary and showcases both Shangri-La Toronto and Cathay Pacific’s shared Asian heritage and commitment to delivering unparalleled luxury and hospitality.

From June 13 to August 31, the decadent tea showcasing Shangri-La Toronto’s exquisite culinary creations will give guests a taste of a Cathay Pacific journey on the ground. The menu offers a sophisticated blend of tradition and modern elegance, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages and palates. Guests will have the chance to enter an exciting giveaway featuring round-trip Business class flights and a stay at the Island Shangri-la, the brand’s flagship Hong Kong hotel. The official contest rules will be available on site at the Shangri-La Toronto starting on June 13, 2024.

Guests are invited to savour the succulent flavours of Bulgogi Croquette, featuring tender braised beef cheek complemented by Asian pear, panko, sesame, and a hint of chili. Then, dive into the vegetarian offering of the Golden Crescent Chana Delight, where chickpea coconut curry meets tamarind and mint yogurt for a burst of exotic flavours. The Lobster Bao is as luxurious as it sounds, showcasing East Coast lobster with a black bean glaze and kohlrabi. The savoury notes of the Negima Yakitori, featuring marinated chicken skewers with scallion, sweet soy tare, and a touch of sake are set to be a guest favourite. Be sure to try the signature Shangri-La Scone paired with a Five Spice Chinese Sausage Scone for a unique twist on tradition.

Various tea sandwiches and dessert options for the Sky-High Afternoon Tea, by Shangri-La Toronto and Cathay Pacific

Sweet lovers can enjoy the classic Hong Kong Custard Tart, boasting egg custard and flakey pastry and the Cathay Pacific Trifle, featuring vanilla custard, mango yuzu pudding, and red currant. The Eton Mess, a British favourite, widely enjoyed in Hong Kong, is delightful chaos and combines rhubarb, matcha cream, and brown sugar meringue. Bringing a touch of summer to the palate is the Victoria Sponge, layered with wild strawberry, lychee, and buttermilk sponge. Guests are invited to end on a luxurious note with the Millionaire Shortbread, featuring caramel, dark chocolate ganache, and black sesame.

Close up of nibbles as part of the Sky-High Afternoon Tea by Shangri-La Toronto and Cathay Pacific

As part of the afternoon tea offerings, guests may complement their culinary journey with a selection of teas, a glass of prosecco, or a Cathay Delight, Cathay Pacific’s signature non-alcoholic kiwi-based beverage available in Business and First Class.

By attending the afternoon tea, patrons will have the chance to win an exclusive prize package that includes:

  • 2 Round Trip Cathay Pacific Business Class Tickets (YYZ to HKG)
  • 2-Night Stay at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  • 3-day all-inclusive passes for two for a Hong Kong adventure

Afternoon tea is priced at $98 per person excluding applicable taxes and fees | Available from June 13 until August 31, 2024 | This offer is available from Thursdays to Sundays | First seating at noon and last seating at 4 p.m.

FOR CONTESTING NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of Canada who are 18 years of age or older & age of majority. Begins 12:00 p.m. ET on 6/13/24; ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/31/24 . Official Rules will be available on site at Shangri-La Toronto starting 6/13.


About Shangri-La Toronto 

Located in the heart of the city, Shangri-La Toronto is an elegant sanctuary, nestled between the bustling business and entertainment districts. With the city’s best shopping, sports, live theatre, and cultural venues just a stroll away, guests enjoy unparalleled access to Toronto’s vibrant offerings.

Shangri-La Toronto offers the most spacious guest rooms in the city, boasting stylishly appointed accommodations with oversized bathrooms and suites, providing expansive and elegant living spaces. With 202 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, guests are treated to spectacular views of the city, plush bedding, smart TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, and luxurious en-suite bathrooms with premium toiletries.

Indulge in culinary delights at the Lobby Lounge, known as Toronto’s urban living room, where guests can savor seasonally inspired Afternoon Tea, innovative cocktails, a curated collection of wines and spirits, and daily live music. Meanwhile, bosk, the hotel’s signature restaurant, presents a refined symphony of Northern Italian flavors, rooted in nature, and crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. From express lunches to elevated dinners and late-night cocktails, bosk offers diverse dining options to suit every palate.

For wellness enthusiasts, Shangri-La Toronto boasts a state-of-the-art Health Club and Miraj Hammam Spa. Guests can rejuvenate at the 24-hour fitness center, yoga studio, steam rooms, and infrared sauna, or unwind in the pool area featuring cascading water columns, a luxurious hot tub, and private cabanas complete with televisions. The Miraj Hammam Spa, located on the same floor, offers a sensory journey inspired by authentic traditions of the Middle East, ensuring a holistic wellness experience for every guest. On the third floor, almost 15,000 square feet of event and meeting space is set across four areas and includes two large ballrooms—one with a garden terrace (complete with apiary) and the other, a two-storey glass box overlooking University Avenue set with 13 Italian crystal chandeliers. A sumptuous 42-seat screening room can be booked for films, junkets and events.

About Shangri-La  

Shangri-La, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, puts heartfelt service at the core of its distinctive Asian hospitality experience. Through imaginative and nature-inspired design, delightful culinary and cultural experiences, and its authentic and thoughtful service, the brand enables guests to realise their own moments of Shangri-La. 

Today, the brand experience is brought to life in over 90 deluxe hotels and resorts at destinations around the world, including Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  

About Shangri-La Circle

Built on the idea that life is meant to be fun, limitless, and full of possibilities, Shangri-La Circle is a contemporary Asian travel lifestyle platform offering members a world of enhanced benefits at every point of their journey at over 100 Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN by Shangri-La, and Traders properties worldwide, along with the Group’s portfolio of restaurants, wellness facilities, and family experiences. Details of these benefits can be found here.

About Cathay

Cathay is a premium travel lifestyle brand that brings together all that we love about travel with everyday lifestyle. The range of products and services includes flights, holidays, shopping, dining, wellness and payment. All our travel lifestyle offerings are designed to bring customers exciting offers, rewards, experiences and hand-picked partners.

Flights are provided by Cathay Pacific, the home airline of Hong Kong and a founding member of the oneworld global alliance. The Cathay Group also comprises low-cost carrier HK Express, express all-cargo carrier Air Hong Kong and various subsidiaries. We are a member of the Swire Group and are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) as a public company.

For more than seven decades, Cathay Pacific has been connecting our home city of Hong Kong to the world. Now we’re bringing that connection to more of our customers’ lives. The new era of Cathay elevates their every bite, tap, step, stay and flight to greater heights.

All images credited to Shangri-La Toronto