I’ve loved high tea for as long as I can remember. It’s so elegant and ladylike and the perfect chance to get dressed up, indulge in some deliciously decadent bites and catch up with friends or family, while sipping hot tea or champagne.
For my mums birthday this year we decided to head to our favourite spot for high tea, Rochelle Adonis. It’s a very small and intimate space with a feature wall full of beautifully hung antique forks and spoons and framed photos of Rochelle Adonis’s delectable creations. It’s the perfect backdrop for the table full of freshly cut roses, crystal decanters, antique sugar bowls and vintage tea cups.
Our savoury course consisted of cucumber and dill sandwiches, lamb bishilla, parmesan crumbed artichoke, prawns on toasted brioche and purple carrot soup with horseradish cream. I love the attention to detail at Rochelle Adonis, you can tell that everything is made and presented with passion – it makes the occasion even more special. This individual plate just looked so gorgeous, we all sat back and admired before we started to enjoy. Everything was just divine, but we all agreed the purple carrot soup was our favourite!
We were then served a gorgeous pear sorbet as a palate cleanser, it was so pear-fectly refreshing!
Dessert was presented on a crystal cake stand and was simply spectacular. We devoured the nut and salted caramel ice cream sundae (I am OBSESSED with salted caramel right now!) and then moved onto rice pudding with rhubarb and rose petals. By this stage we were enjoying our second cup of tea and decided that we couldn’t possibly eat another bite, and so decided to take our flourless orange cake and chocolate mousse wagon wheels home in goody bags to enjoy later.
A choice of ten different tea varieties is offered with high tea, including Parisian Rose and Apple and Cinnamon, along with hot chocolate and coffee served in a french press. You are even able to BYO champagne, which I highly recommend!
Me and my gorgeous new sister in law Jess, love her pink blazer!
For further details or to make a booking for high tea, head to the Rochelle Adonis Facebook page.
Happy high tea ladies!
What’s your favourite high tea destination?
How do you like to celebrate special occasions?0