High tea. Something I love but I don’t do it too often. Nothing beats sitting around a table of delicious sweets and savouries, sipping on champagne or tea, chatting with a group of your closest girlfriends! I was lucky enough to be invited by Q Strategies to the Lobby Lounge at The Westin for their Eclair Affair with Daisy & Agnes!
There are two options available for this delicious high tea. $49 per person is served with Vittoria coffee, hot chocolate or a selection of Jing Tea. $59 per person includes 1 glass of Domaine Chandon and also with coffee, tea or hot chocolate!
As I couldn’t have the champagne, I decided to order a fruit tea to accompany the 3 tiered spread we were having! I love the different selection of teas there are. There’s black, green, white and fruity! (:
And what’s special about this high tea you ask? It’s served with a range of both savoury and sweet eclairs and also some scones! Choux pastry is something I love, especially when it’s thin and buttery. I actually prefer the savoury eclairs more than the sweet ones!
The savoury eclairs include :
Mushroom pate with pickled shemiji
Hame, comte cheese, confit tomato and grainy Dijon aioli
Smoked duck, gorgonzola, pear, caramelised walnut and rocket
Prawn, avocado and sweet chilli jam
Goat cheese with pesto
My favourite was the prawn and avocado with the slight kick of the sweet chilli jam. A really good balance of sweet, salty and creamy! YUMMO!
The sweet eclairs include :
Strawberry & Lime
Passionfruit and White Chocolate
Pistachio and Fig
Chocolate & Caramel
I was really excited when I heard about the pistachio and fig, but sadly the one I had wasn’t filled! But I did enjoy the chocolate and caramel one the most! hehe It’s one of my favourite combinations, so definitely can’t go wrong! hehe
Last but definitely not the least, scones! It wouldn’t be high tea without scones, in my opinion! There’s a serve of vanilla scones and fruit scones! I actually love vanilla scones more with a dollop of cream and jam! Till now, I’m not sure what the right way of having scones. Cream first or jam first? hehe I mix them around and is different every time I have it! hehe
So if you’re looking for something different from the usual high tea, so head to the Westin to give this a go! With really comfy sofa seats and a beautiful ambience, it’s definitely somewhere you can consider going with your girlfriends or loved ones! But be quick cause this is only till the 30th of June!
Eclairs are definitely the new cupcakes and macarons! So get in quick! hehe
Disclaimer : I was invited to the Eclair Affair by the Westin and Q Strategies. All thoughts and opinions are based on my experience at the time of the visit. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience and opportunity!
6 thoughts on “Eclair Affair”
scones are a must at high tea! i add jam on one half and cream on the other half to avoid controversy!
hehe absolutely! Scones are a must! hehe I usually do each combination on one side of the scone hahah (:
Not a big éclair fan in general, but I love fresh takes on afternoon tea & that does look very intriguing!
I think spreading the cream first makes sense, because its texture is higher-density than the jam so it’ll be difficult to spread it over the jam, right? Personally, I always “spread” each bite, putting first a knife tip of clotted cream & then a tip of jam onto the scone. A method requiring ample amounts of both & all the more delicious!
hehe I am totally with you on the more cream and jam, the more delicious!! (: Can’t get enough of it! hehe
High tea is amazing and I’m sorry I missed out on this. There was a house to move into 🙂 This looked great!
hehe Can’t get enough of high tea to be honest! hehe no worries! Moving is a huge thing! hehe x