It's Cla's birthday high tea!
The Sofitel Lounge serves daily high tea, with cakes, pastries, and desserts from France's renowned Lenôtre Patisserie.
Time : 2pm
No. of victims (whoops, I mean guests): 6
Teas ordered: Darjeeling Springtime, Classic English Tea, Green Yin Long, Pai Mu Tan. All from Ronnefeldt (Apparently, they used to serve teas from Mariage Freres. Wonder why they switched to Ronnefeldt).
Plus a skim latte for a jolly fellow (not pictured).
-> Chocolate cone filled with chunky strawberry coulis, topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. A favorite of Ms. Chng's.
-> Buttery-crumbed tart filled with lemon and almond cream and topped with lemon meringue.
-> Very nice, moist yet fluffy scones. The jam is delightful.
-> An English touch in a French high tea, I see. (L-R): Cucumber and Dill Sandwich, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Egg Salad Sandwich. The Cucumber Dill is my favorite. All the sandwiches are really nice, and they very, very lightly toasted the bread just so it's a tad dry and rough on the outside, which made these sandwiches doubly delicious.
-> My absolute favorite. Very delightful layers of chocolate sponge marzipan, dark & milk chocolate mousse, and topped with chantily cream (which is basically just a fancy French vanilla whipped cream). I also found a delightful surprise on the top of the cake: a shaving of hazelnut praline! My favorite kind of chocolate in the whole world!