Sunday, 9 August 2015

High Tea at The Hotel Windsor

Last month I celebrated my thirtieth birthday... Unlike most people who perhaps may dread the thought of turning a whole decade older, I was euphoric as I was very glad to say goodbye to my twenties after spending most of my twenties in chronic pain. This year I have FINALLY become 100% pain free which goes to show that you should never give up hope. I was very fortunate to have the love and support (and humour!) of my wonderful mother and grandparents through this difficult time who helped me through multiple surgeries and frequent visits to the emergency department. Thus, I eagerly look forward to the decade ahead and to make the most of the fantastic opportunities that present themselves.

On my birthday, my Mum treated me to a High Tea at The Hotel Windsor. This was the beginning of a weekend of celebrations with family and friends. The Hotel Windsor has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. On the weekend, a dessert buffet and chocolate fountain is added to the High Tea. We were welcomed by the friendly and super efficient staff and seated at our table. We were poured a glass of French Sparkling wine on arrival. 

We were presented with three tiers of tempting delights. On the lowest tier were the ribbon sandwiches. A choice of three fillings which included ‘Chicken, celery, apple and lemon thyme’, ‘Egg mayonnaise, cornichons, Dijon and dill’ and ‘Smoked salmon, cucumber and caraway cream cheese’.

The top tier contained the savoury items. This included an ‘Éclair of porcini mushroom, mascarpone cheese and winter herbs’ and a ‘Cheddar cheese scone, smoked pork, tarragon and grain mustard’.

On the middle tier were the sweet pastries. This included a ‘Honey and Sesame Pannacotta - Spiced quince, cashew and sesame brittle’, ‘Heart of Gold - Passionfruit cream, mandarin jelly lemon scented olive oil cake, juniper sable’, ‘Snickers Cream Puff - Caramelia mousse, peanut dacquoise salted caramel, milk chocolate, gold’.

Later on in the afternoon tea we were provided with The Hotel Windsor’s Famous Traditional & Sultana Scones. We were provided with bowls of clotted cream, lemon curd and Windsor jam to accompany our scones.

Our tea was habitually replenished throughout the High Tea. I found ‘The Hotel Windsor Afternoon Blend Tea’ was very delicious.

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed some very scrumptious food. I would highly recommend the Hotel Windsor for your next important celebration...

Trying to decide what tea to order...

To find out more about the Hotel Windsor’s Afternoon Tea, check out their website...

Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC

Phone: 03 9633 6004

Tea Sittings:
Mon - Tues: 12 noon | $69 per person, children aged 3-6 years $25, aged 7-12 years $40
Wed - Frid: 12 noon & 2:30pm | $69 per person, children aged 3-6 years $25, aged 7-12 years $40
Sat - Sun: 12 noon & 3:00pm | $89 per person (includes an indulgent dessert buffet) children aged 3-6 years $30, aged 7-12 years $50

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P.S. Other eateries nearby are Terra Rossa and Chin Chin...


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