Sunday, 21 June 2015

Mad Hatter High Tea - The Westin, Sydney CBD

I find during a rainy winter afternoon, there's nothing better than spending time indoors, enjoying a leisurely afternoon tea. The Bar Lobby and Lounge at The Westin has a Mad Hatter High tea which looks rather adorable. 

"The Mad Hatter is having afternoon tea 
We welcome you to share in his glee 
A curious menu, under our clock chime 
From noon to 6 daily, do be on time"

A girlfriend and I opt for the Mad Tea Party comes with a choice of tea or coffee. There's also the sparkling or cocktail options too.

Savoury tier

The savoury tier consists of the following:

Tweedledee & Tweedledum; roasted beef and fresh asparagus roulade on mini laugen 
Caterpillar; cherry bocconcini & tomato on fresh green salad boat 
Alice in Wonderland; Alaskan crabmeat salad on double bread wrapped in cucumber

I love the different savoury options; a nice twist on the usual traditional finger sandwiches. 

Sweet tier

The sweet selection looks impressive and fits with the Alice in Wonderland theme perfectly!

The Mad Hatter’s Hat; rich dark chocolate mud cake encased in chocolate icing 
The White Rabbit's Pocket Watch; purple macaroon with a blueberry cream filling 
The Queen of Hearts; layers of raspberry buttercream, chocolate ganache and raspberry jelly

Scones with jam and cream

I like the mini sized scones, which come out nice, warm and not too dry at all, which can be a disadvantage when it comes to the smaller sized scones.

Taste wise, it's pretty standard high tea fare; nothing jumps out in particular. It's not quite a 'fancy' setting for a high tea as it's just served in the hotel lobby; the service is quick and attentive.

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1 comment :

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

The Mad Hatter themed desserts are so cute!