After our amazing staycation at the Ritz Carlton Singapore, we were invited to Chihuly Lounge for the media’s preview of the Spring Weekend Afternoon Tea!
And boy did we have a classy afternoon!
The Spring Weekend Afternoon Tea at Chihuly , Ritz Carlton has an emphasis on CHEESES this time round! Sure there are savoury dishes and all. BUT for desserts, cheeses range from ricotta to parmesan to mozzarella to feta and even goat cheese! Cheeses take centre stage!
We started off with the savoury dishes…
There’s a great selection of sandwiches (including beef pastrami, smoked chicken and smoked salmon), canapes (smoked duck, scallops, salmon and eringi mushroom) and savoury dishes such as the steamed scallop siew mai, glazed wagyu beef ball with smoked garlic as well as the panko prawn with wasabi mayonnaise!
Our favourite from this selection has got to be the scallop and salmon! Both the salmon and scallop were VERY FRESH and the taste was very refreshing as well! The salmon roe really brought out the sweetness of salmon!
The wagyu beef ball and scallop siew mai should not be missed! Full flavoured beef infused with the smoky garlic makes this a must-try! The “white upon white” (scallop and white meat) steamed combination, also made this dish a favourite.
Highlight of the Spring Weekend Afternoon Tea @ Chihuly Lounge, Ritz Carlton Singapore
The highlight for the day has got to be the desserts!
There were so many choices of desserts! The ingenuity of the chefs to include cheeses into the various desserts also made the afternoon tea an unique experience! Desserts included
1. Ricotta Cheese Pudding
2. Coffee and Soft Guanaja Mascarpone Cream
3. Parmesan Macaroon
4. Citrus Cream Cheese Rolls
5. Fontainebleau with Berry Compote
6. Goat Cheese Crème Brûlée
7. Baked Vanilla Camembert Cheese Cake
8. Baked Apple with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Feta Cheese Almond Mousse and Lemon Jelly
9. Mozzarella Cheese with Tomato Raspberry and Brioche Toast
10. Honey Cheese Mousse with Apricot Rosemary Jelly
11. Blueberry Cheese Tart
12. Selection of Cheese with Crackers
Sounds yummy doesnt it? But you wouldnt have guessed that the hot seller is this…
Yes, the mouse is the hot seller! And it’s used as a decoration with all other desserts as well! Each time they appear on the trays, they’d be gone almost instantly!
The mouse is actually the Parmesan Macaroon! The ingenious combination made this dish delectable, refreshing and highly sought after!
It’s small little things like this that makes the afternoon tea an enjoyable one. Even if the ice melts, the taste does not get diluted because the ice is made of the same tea!
How much is the Weekend Afternoon Tea at Chihuly Lounge , Ritz Carlton Singapore?
The price is for the afternoon tea is $52++. A little bit on the high side. However, the quality of the food that you’d be enjoying, more than made up for the price. Not to mention, the exquisite presentation of the desserts!
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Coupled with the classy ambience at Chihuly Lounge (high glass ceiling, classy beige/gold setting) and the piano background music accompaniment, the Spring Afternoon Tea at Chihuly Lounge, Ritz Carlton is definitely a must-visit for you afternoon high tea lovers out there!
**Special thanks to the great people @ Ritz Carlton Singapore for making this preview possible!