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SHOE pastry, anyone? Something Choo-ey? The puns are inevitable as the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong prepares to launch a fashion tea in collaboration with shoe and handbag design supremo Jimmy Choo. On weekdays from 3pm to 5.30pm from April 2 to May 5, the hotel’s groovy MOBar will be the setting for the themed tea, which takes inspiration from Choo’s spring and summer 2013 collections and ‘‘the haute gypsy glamour of the late 1960s and early 70s’’. Executive chef Sidney Schutte and his team have come up with savouries such as Thumbelina-sized foie-gras high heels on brioche, and smoked salmon, cucumber and cream sandwiches folded to resemble Choo’s signature Cayla clutch bags, plus dainty sweet treats such as white chocolate leopard-print handbags filled with lychee, rose and raspberry mousse, and milk chocolate stilettos. There’s also a package with top suite accommodation, MOBar’s Jimmy Choo afternoon tea for two and a pair of shoes to the value of $HK5000 ($620) from the Jimmy Choo boutique in the adjoining Landmark mall. The tea is $HK260 a person; add 10 per cent service charge. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is the sister property to the nearby Mandarin Oriental, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. More: +852 2132 0077; mandarinoriental.com/landmark.