Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gravity Bar Afternoon English High Tea

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Starting 27 February 2012, Carlton Hotel launches English High Tea at Gravity Bar. The elegant three-tier English High Tea features sandwiches, tart, madeleine, cheese cake and scones made specially by the hotel's new Executive Pastry Chef Alex Chou Tze Jen.
*Do note that the above picture shows 2 servings of the three-tier English High Tea set.

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The highlight of the high tea is the warm and delicious scones. Slightly crisp on the top and soft on the inside. It has a rich buttery smell and cake like texture as oppose to some others which crumbles easily. The scones are best eaten with Carlton's homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream.

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Pastries include the Pistachio Cherry Madeleine - moist pistachio cake with a dollop of sweet, fresh cream in the middle along with a cherry. This is my first time eating Madeleine this manner and the combination of pistachio, cream and cherry was really good. The cheese cake has a very smooth texture and a crumbly base. The blueberry fruit tart is not too be missed. Its crust is so thin and crisp and compliments well with vanilla custard cream and sweet, juicy blueberries.

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The third layer contains 4 different varieties of sandwiches made with fluffy white and whole meal bread. The 4 flavors are chicken, smoked salmon, tomato basil and egg mayo.

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Gravity Bar is a nice place for a laid back afternoon. The carpeted flooring and sofa seats gives it an additional homely feeling.

Last but not least, special thanks to Ms Leung Yi Wen, Marketing Communications Manager for the invite and warm hospitality.

Gravity Bar English Afternoon High Tea
Daily, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
$35++ per set
For a limit time only, each guest will receive a pair of complimentary mini scones to take home

Exclusive for Citibank and UOB Cardmembers
15% off English High Tea Set till 31 May 2012

Gravity Bar
76 Bras Brasah Road
Singapore 189558
Tel: 6311 8839
Website

5 comments:

Hovkonditorn said...

This sounds like a really nice place! I love scones with jam and clotted cream!

Fen said...

Yea, don't miss out on the scones, the home-made jam and the imported clotted cream. Compared to the scones I had from Fosters - An English Rose Cafe (within the same week), the scones offered at Gravity Bar is of no doubt more delicious.

The crisp crust, buttery interior, light strawberry jam and luxurious smooth clotted cream makes me want to take away more for breakfasts and high teas. =)

tocksuan said...

Scone is always like comfort food to me, but I like it with Bitter Marmalade ..

Meghu said...

High tea is english meal, it served with few cakes.High tea is a use for evening meal. In many restaurants serve the traditional high tea.Cream tea is a combination of scones, jam and clotted cream. There are diffrent type of tea which is very expensive as well as exclusive.For more details refer http://www.whatisall.com/food-and-beverages/what-is-high-tea.html

Fen said...

Hi Meghu,

Thank you for the information shared. Didn't realize that high tea was originally served to the laborious class. Guess the local hotels has repackaged it and make it more like a tai tai tea session.

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