From Vienna, With Love
The latest big-name collaboration from the Mandarin Oriental (5 Connaught Rd., Central, 2522-0111) has our sweet tooth fired up—a partnership with the world-famous Café Central in Vienna to bring over traditional Viennese cakes and pastries, alongside premium coffee from Austrian specialty roaster Julius Meinl. From now until June 20, guests at the Clipper Lounge and Café Causette can savor the best of Café Central’s artisanal pastries, from an almond-filled mohr im hemd cake to the famed sachertorte, guaranteed to induce chocolate-related euphoria. Barista Wolfgang Eisler from Julius Meinl has also brought over a sampling of traditional Viennese coffees (from $68)—giving our customary afternoon “tea” a European twist. Prefer to indulge in private? Order takeaway slices ($48) or whole cakes ($888 for 3lb) from the Mandarin Cake Shop.