I‘m back at The Treasury Lounge and Bar in the heart of Perth for their Afternoon Tea and given my three amazing visits previously, I had lofty expectations and they delivered yet again with their Spring menu.
I opted for the Signature Afternoon Tea that includes a glass of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV which was the perfect accompaniment to the three savoury goodies nestled beautifully on the bottom level of the two-tiered stand before me.
I started with (unbeknownst to me at the time) savoury of the day, the Shark Bay prawn and cucumber on rye bread. This cucumber finger open sandwich showcased the prawn to perfection, I could’ve dined on those alone all day. The traditional egg sandwich with chives that followed was a charming take on the norm. The creamy egg centre and pillow soft white bread was a delight on the palette. I finished up the savouries with the pulled pork slider with BBQ sauce and pickled red onions. The strong smoky flavour and pickled onions made it a cut above your average slider, and then some.
It was then time to order my hibiscus berry green tea courtesy of the neighbouring teahouse, Teassential Tea Store & Brew Bar. The crimson red ‘cuppa’ was the perfect partner to my fruit and plain scones which like my previous outings, were lovingly wrapped in a white napkin and served with pots of housemade jam and cream. The plain scone was anything but however, the fruit scone was outstanding making it one of the best I’ve ever had thanks to the abundance of fruit, toasty outer crust and fluffy, light centre.
The three desserts on the top tier that followed all featured white chocolate and were pretty as a picture (as always) so it was hard to decide what to try first. I eventually settled on the macadamia and dulcey tartlet. The caramel and white chocolate ganache was to die for and the lightly candied macadamia and wedged caramel buttons was the metaphorical cherry on top. Throw in the added hint of orange and this made for a dessert that was going to be hard to beat.
Never judge a book by its cover sprang to mind when I looked at the strawberry fraisier. It was a tower of epic proportions however it was the lightest dessert of the three and took out dessert of the day and here’s why. My fork glided effortlessly through the white chocolate mousse, strawberry crémeux and raspberry gelée and together they were the perfect marriage of flavours.
I rounded out the afternoon with THE dessert to have with a coffee, the opera cube. It comprised of a hazelnut biscuit base which supported two coffee mousse cubes. It was then finished off with a thin wafer of chocolate and edible gold foil, simply stunning!
The Treasury Lounge and Bar’s Afternoon Tea is simply a delight for the senses. It’s impossible to fault due to the amazing sweet and savoury treats, beautiful presentation, exemplary service and take-home booklet that shows off their use of local WA ingredients.
Their menu changes seasonally and they have three packages on offer; Classic ($65), Western Australian ($75) and Signature ($85). Available Wednesday to Sundays from 12.00pm to 5.00pm, you will need to book at least 24 hours in advance.
For an afternoon of sheer decadence on every level you can’t go past The Treasury Lounge and Bar’s Afternoon Tea.
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