I simply adore high tea. I love the sense of occasion, getting dressed up, catching up with girlfriends and chatting away over deliciously decadent bites, while sipping on hot tea or champagne.
My girlfriends and I decided it was high time for a catch up, and what better way to catch up than with high tea! We headed to Rochelle Adonis in Brisbane Street, Perth where the studio is small and intimate. The feature wall is full of vintage mirrors, beautifully framed prints and photos. Crystal decanters, antique sugar bowls and beautiful blooms in vintage vases adorn the table. It’s a feast for the eyes even before the food arrives!
High tea is served in two stages; savoury first and then sweet. Our first course consisted of individual plates of four savoury treats, including a delicious bite size beef cheek creation and a perfect cucumber and cream cheese sandwich. In between courses we were served a gorgeous peach and apricot sorbet on an antique spoon, it looked like a beautiful flower sitting in the middle of the plate.
Then it was time for our second course, which was presented to us on a stunning vintage crystal cake stand – we initially thought it looked too beautiful to eat but quickly managed to get started! Dessert included a Rochelle Adonis sundae, popcorn ice cream and a delicious nectarine, blueberry and rose petal tart.
Accompanied with high tea is a great selection of tea, plunger coffee and hot chocolate (if yours is served with a raspberry marshmallow, it tastes like turkish delight!) and you can even BYO champagne (which of course we did!). We finished off our high tea sipping champagne and chatting away, planning to do it all again very soon.
For more details, you can find the Rochelle Adonis website here.
What is your favourite way to catch up with girlfriends?
Where do you love to go for high tea?0