Of the numerous afternoon tea events taking place this summer, one of them caters to vegans in an incredibly aesthetically pleasing way. The Floating Garden Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is scheduled to run from June 1st until August 31st, and it features a 100% plant based menu designed with earth, water, and sky in mind.
The sweets plate in particular looks just like a real succulent garden, with edible elements designed to emulate the look of moss and stone. Some of the highlights include the edamame and matcha tart which is reminiscent of a cactus, and a cherry cake topped with fresh berries. Scones served with a variety of jams are also part of the sweets selection, and they are made gluten-free by utilizing rice flour instead of standard wheat flour.
The "water" element of the afternoon tea menu is the soy milk and coconut pannacotta, and the "sky" element is the savory plate which uses dry ice to create a cloud-like appearance around the veggie-filled dishes.
The Floating Garden Vegan Afternoon Tea is priced at ¥7000 per head, and reservations are required by at least 5 pm on the day prior to your intended visit. These can be arranged via the hotel's website, or by phone on 03-5400-1195 between the hours of 10 am and 5.30 pm.