A haven from the shopping chaos of the CBD, High Tea Society had the pleasure of experiencing Swissotel Sydney’s weekend afternoon offering of an indulgent high tea buffet.
Taking pride of place in the middle of the lobby, the weekend afternoon tea buffet is indeed an overflowing and colourful sight with Executive Chef Justin Zammit and his team delighting guests with new treats weekly.
The light and airy space is filled with the relaxing sounds of a pianist whilst you discover the long table of savouries, sweets and desserts awaiting your afternoon pleasure. From pinwheel sandwiches to freshly baked scones, crème brulee to petit cakes there is something here for every high tea connoisseur but it is the Lindt chocolate fountain in both milk and white chocolate that has pride of place. A large selection of T2 teas is made available and guests may also opt to enjoy their high tea with a flute of Moet & Chandon champagne.
With a buffet so enticing it is hard to know where to start follow the table from top to bottom and you will be reminded of the design of a tiered high tea. Starting with savoury sandwiches of smoked salmon and crème cheese, egg cress and organic chicken a pot of Earl Grey tea soon accompanied a plate of petit cakes including lemon mirange, raspberry delight and macaroons. To lighten the palate, fruit skewers dipped in Lindt chocolate provided the perfect prelude to freshly baked scones with jam and whipped cream.
Swissotel Afternoon High Tea Menu
Afternoon tea sandwiches:
- Smoked salmon, lemon and capers
- Cucumber and cream cheese fingers
- Double smoked ham pin wheels
- Mediterranean vegetables in sour dough
- Chicken breast in tarragon mayonnaise
- Vegetarian quiche
- Bacon and gruyere
- Goats cheese marshmallows, confit lemon
- Lindt chocolate espresso tartlets
- Macarons filled with”Noir de domaine” ganash
- Madeira cake
- Gin and tonic lolli pops
- Profiteroles filled with chocolate and vanilla bean custard
- Lindt chocolate crème brulée
- Mini Pavlova with yoghurt cream, seasonal berries
- Basil cake with picked strawberries
- Petit meringue with citrus curd
- Jellies rolled in sherbet
- Seasonal berry tartlets filled with custard
- Tiramisu with a double shot
- Gateaux opera
- Lindt chocolate fountain with skewered fruits, triple choc brownie and marshmallows
- Just baked scone, Preserves and whipped cream
Suitable for large groups and available for Kitchen Teas, Bridal Showers and Baby Showers, Swissotel’s Crossroad’s Bar is family friendly with a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Children are made to feel very welcome, the petit cakes and chocolate fountain proving a hit, and the large seating areas are perfect for post-shopping trips for ladies laden with bags. This no-fuss buffet lets the pastries do the talking and is the perfect city antidote for weary parents and children.