There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter.
You need to book at least a couple of days in advance in order for them to prepare and reserve a seat for you. I booked this high tea to celebrate my 20th birthday :) I decided to celebrate my birthday in style :P My friend and I arrived at The Westin at 3pm and we got a little bit lost inside the lobby at first but we finally found the lounge and bar where the high tea was to be served (straight from the entrance). At first our reserved seats was at the open space under the glass roof however it was quite hot that day and we felt that we were sitting in a sauna... luckily after asking the staff if we could move we were able to sit at the sofa bar area. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful :)
The Mad Hatters High Tea comes with unlimited tea or coffee, this was the first thing that was introduced to us (there is a wide selection of tea to choose from). Shortly after we were served our tea the head waiter came to introduce herself to us, she definitely took care of us throughout the afternoon- big thumbs to her for the great service!
Soon enough the high tea set came up and boy did it look good! For picture sake it looked perfect :) On the top layer was the dessert and bottom layer was the savoury food. There was 2 of each item for my friend and I to try.
Now to the food.....
Roasted beef and fresh asparagus roulade on mini laugen
The 'Roasted beef and fresh asparagus roulade on mini laugen' was a very refreshing cold dish, the crunch of the asparagus complimented very well with the chewy laugen (bread roll) and the soft roasted beef. I'm not the biggest fan of asparagus but I really enjoyed this dish because of how fresh it was, so it was definitely a nice cleanse to the palette.
Alaskan crabmeat salad on double bread
Cherry, bocconcini and tomato on a fresh green salad boat
Queen of Hearts | Layers of raspberry buttercream, chocolate ganache and raspberry jelly
The 'Queen of Hearts' cake had three layers- raspberry buttercream, chocolate ganache and raspberry jelly. The raspberry jelly on top gave the cake a sour taste but it was perfectly balanced with the chocolate ganache and buttercream. As soon as you put the cake in your mouth each layer just slowly melts in your mouth and the mixture of flavours combines the sour raspberry jelly and chocolate ganache to create a balanced and smooth texturing in your mouth.
Purple macaroon with a blueberry cream filling
Dark chocolate mud cake encased in chocolate icing
Scones with homemade strawberry jam, raspberry chocolate jam and clotted cream
Lemongrass and ginger tea
Left: Chai tea | Right: Blackcurrant and hibiscus tea
I highly recommend this place for a good high tea experience and I think the price of it was very reasonable- I will definitely be back to try the other high tea sets :)
Happy eating x