We selected our teas while browsing the menus, wondering what to drink and eat, excited for our high tea session to kick start. The seats were very comfortable, no doubt - vintage, cushy couches and soft piano music floated through the air melodiously, setting the perfect ambience for catching up and lazing around on a hot, bright Sunday afternoon. We were also offered the magnificent views of Marina Bay Sands area, so while the mouth feasted, so did the eyes.
The ala carte buffet-concept high tea goodies were served to us on a three-tiered tray. The drinks menu consisted of a rather wide assortment of TWG teas, coffees and other beverages. As for the buffet items, there were mouth-watering savoury bites and sweetly-sensational pastries, all available for more helpings when the service crew walks about with their refill trays.
On the top tier, stacked neatly, are two each of Caramel-sea salt Chocolate Tarts and Creme Brulee Tarts in Chocolate Crusts.
The Caramel-sea salt Chocolate Tartlets were rich, thick and an exotic blend of sweet-salty taste - I loved the sticky bittersweetness of the chocolate lava within a solid chocolatey crust.
The Creme Brulee Tartlets consisted of the same solid chocolatey crusts and the golden center consisted of soft, butter-smooth egg-custard like filling and the aroma of vanilla-caramel blend. It was rather tasty if a tad sweet, but no worries, I have a sweet tooth.
The middle tier consisted of the savoury nibbles. Cucumber and Ikura Sandwiches - crisp, light and delicious; Truffle Egg Mayo Sandwiches - velvety smooth and served on crunchy French baguette slice; Smoked Salmon on Rye - everyone loves salmon on healthy bread, dont we all? Prosciutto Ham Mini Bagel - a tantalizing saltish sandwich balanced by the bagel's gentle sweetness; Aged Brie and Fruit Jam on Wheat Cracker - another savoury meets saccharine delicacy.
The favorite that we kept refilling - Boston Lobster in Conelets - crispy, delicious and light, it was easy to keep popping this into the mouth. Next, Mini Quiches - cheesy and flakey comfort food; and Duck Confit Crepe Rolls - the good old Western version of the Peking Duck in crepes - always a taste-seducer.
Finally, we attacked the bottom rung, consisting of more sweet pastries.
Chocolate Canales - tasted like chocolate sponge cake respledent of burned caramel's fragrance; tiny slices of Prune Kueh Lapis (thousand-layered cakes) - delicate and lovely with sour-sweet prunes; Chocolate Eclairs - one could never go wrong with the hardened fudge atop the pastry squirting rich cream when bitten into; and Lemon Tartlets - a solid yet flakey crust filled with fluffy, smooth citrusy-curd center. The latter was very refreshing, especially having consumed lots of salty and overly-sweet stuffs.
We enjoyed every minute of this high tea session, even though we spent a whopping SGD$55.00 per person. But it was well worth it, and I would not mind coming back here again.