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SKAI Presents a Katsushika Hokusai-Inspired High Tea Experience

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In partnership with ARTiSTORY and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, SKAI introduces “Gathering of The Greats, A Wave from The East”; a bespoke high tea experience inspired by the renowned print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”.

SKAI, in collaboration with ARTiSTORY and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, unveils the second chapter of a four-part art-inspired afternoon tea series. Titled “Gathering of The Greats, A Wave from The East,” this immersive experience takes guests on a culinary journey through Katsushika Hokusai’s renowned woodblock print series, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.”

From June 2nd to July 31st, 2023, SKAI invites you to indulge in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience. This high tea promises to tantalize your taste buds with epicurean delights inspired by Hokusai’s art, while captivating your eyes with the restaurant’s unparalleled city views. Offered daily from 3pm to 5pm on Level 70 of Swissôtel The Stamford, this is a must-try for art and food enthusiasts alike.

Following the success of the first edition featuring Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at ANTI:DOTE, William J. Haandrikman, Managing Director at Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford, expresses his enthusiasm for this new collaboration. He highlights SKAI’s breathtaking views and exquisite Japanese-influenced cuisine as the perfect setting for this unique high tea.

Debra LaKind, Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Business Development at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, emphasizes the museum’s commitment to sharing their collections through innovative experiences. She views this partnership with SKAI as a way to bring the beauty of Hokusai’s art to life and inspire restaurant patrons. She also mentions the ongoing “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” exhibition at the museum in Boston for those seeking to further explore the artist’s work.

Yizan He, Founder and CEO of ARTiSTORY, concludes the press release by expressing his delight in this collaboration. He promises a “feast for the senses” with food, drinks, and decor meticulously crafted to reflect the elegance of Hokusai’s paintings. He emphasizes the power of art IP licensing to create immersive experiences that resonate with a global audience.

Get ready for an immersive experience! SKAI will be transformed into an art gallery showcasing Katsushika Hokusai’s biography and iconic woodblock prints from his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. This isn’t just about admiring masterpieces – you’ll also learn about the intricate techniques behind these timeless artworks. Even the hotel lobby and SKAI’s staircase will be decorated with the famous “Under the Wave off Kanagawa,” creating Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.

Prepare to be wowed by a specially crafted menu designed by Senior Executive Sous Chef Paul Hallett and Executive Pastry Chef Yong Ming Choong. Each exquisite treat boasts delicate Japanese accents and draws inspiration from Hokusai’s prints. SKAI’s commitment to Japanese ingredients, presentation, and techniques elevates the flavors, making each bite an artistic journey.

The savory highlights are largely inspired by Hokusai’s floral prints. Duck is artfully presented to resemble petals and infused with chrysanthemum flavors, reminiscent of “Chrysanthemum and Horsefly.” Celeriac gets a creative makeover: beetroot shards, whole grain mustard, and sourdough bread evoke the majestic Mount Fuji from “Rainstorm beneath the Summit.” For seafood lovers, Chef Paul’s Salmon takes inspiration from the “Blackberry Lily,” with vibrant colors and a touch of citrus. Even desserts are artistic – “Peonies and Butterfly” inspires a tart-based eel morsel with piped hummus, olive oil caviar, and green peas mimicking leaves.

Don’t miss the exquisite dessert selection inspired by Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”! The “Chocolate Fuji” stuns with its white chocolate shell and mango passion coulis center, a perfect replica of the iconic mountain. Delicate “Vanilla Cloud Mousse” evokes the wispy clouds in Hokusai’s prints, while the “Sudaichi Macaron” highlights the citrusy Sudachi fruit and birds from “Umezawa Manor in Sagami Province.” Chef Ming truly outdoes himself with three additional pastries inspired by “Chrysanthemum and Horsefly”: a Yuzu Crémeux tart with a floral sable and sea salt, a rose grapefruit mascarpone cream puff resembling a chrysanthemum, and a matcha, lemon, and grapefruit “Matcha Sando Sandwich” representing the leaves.

Dive deeper into Hokusai’s world with two handcrafted drinks inspired by “Under the Wave off Kanagawa”! The Umi No Kisu Latte ($10++) is a visual masterpiece – coconut foam as Mount Fuji, ice cubes as boats, and layered colors mimicking waves. Delicate sakura and butterfly pea flower flavors complement the nutty coconut, perfect hot or cold. The Horizon Gaze ($22++/$15++ mocktail) honors those captivated by Hokusai’s work. A blend of passion fruit, citrus, and blue pea flower creates a mesmerizing magenta hue, reminiscent of the breathtaking scene beyond the horizon.

Guests who reserve their high tea spot online at are automatically entered to win a luxurious two-night stay! The prize includes a Swiss Executive Room with breakfast for two and access to the Table36 club lounge at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka. The winner will be announced by email after the high tea promotion concludes.

The “Gathering of The Greats” high tea is priced at $68++ per adult and $34++ per child (6-12 years old). Upgrade your experience with free-flow champagne for 1.5 hours: Henriot Brut Souverain for $75++ or Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial for $90++ per guest. Reservations can be made at +65 6431 6156, email at or book online at

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