High Tea at The Ritz Carlton Hotel
Posh peeps. If you like tea and you like towers of treats then I HIGHLY suggest you find your way to The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong for a seriously tasty High Tea spread! With a gorgeous view of the Victoria Harbour and perfectly manicured finger food you'll find yourself chattin', sippin' and of course nibblin'. With The Ritz Carlton holding the reputation that it does, I'll be the first to tell you that they don't JUST offer one type of High Tea. If looking to delve into a more traditional high tea set of both savory and sweet eats, go for the Afternoon Tea Set at Cafe 103. If lookin to get chocolate wasted, then you're gonna wanna go for the Godiva Chocolate High Tea served in the Lounge and Bar. Yes it is ALL CHOCOLATE TREATS.
Since we were going for the more traditional route, we choose to dine on the Spring Afternoon Tea Set at Cafe 103. Filled with delectable finger sandwiches, scones and killer pastries, it's safe to say, it was definitely worth the small fortune. (Thank you to my LOVELY father for spotting this bill ..... Trust me, he'll say it was worth it... I'm SURE!)
Cafe 103 Spring Afternoon Tea Set
Now I'm sure you're wondering, what EXACTLY is filling this divine triple tier platter? Well let me tell you! Starting from the top down we munched on smoked salmon pastry flowers, black truffle and egg finger sandwiches, semi dried tomato, walnut and cream cheese sandwiches, and macaroons from Pierre Herme paris. The middle row held apple caramel tarts, praline mille feuille and chocolate raspberry cake. On the bottom was plain & green tea raisin scones and coconut mango verrine. My favs of this glorious treat tower was definitely the mango verrine which is basically a mango pudding/custard topped with sweetened mangos and coconut cream , the raspberry chocolate cake and the scones accompanied with clotted cream and jam!
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
SO chocolately and filled with a type of raspberry coulis... What's not to love?
Praline Mille Feuille
Flaky, hazelnutty, creamy and yummy. Yes please.
This signature set goes for 398 HKD per person or 628 HKD for 2 people, and the Godiva chocolate High Tea goes at 428 HKD per person. Having gone for tea with both my mom and dad, we assumed that since there was three of us that one must order 3 tea sets... Not true. Even though it has a set price per person, you can choose how many sets you want to order. So if these price tags might break the bank, don't feel like you have to order equal sets to people ratio. BE that guy who shares a set for one. I'm all for saving money, not to mention the set can easily be shared between two people.
So Hong Kong, you stay hungry!
And remember, your diet starts tomorrow!