Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis is always a good idea. The perfect way to catch up with friends or to avoid rush hour traffic. The grandeur of The Drawing Room is captivating. Floor to ceiling marble and a gargantuan sculpture of a black stallion commissioned by Columbian artist Fernando Botero sits in the centre of the room.
Expect only the best desserts and savouries from French Executive Pastry Chef Gael Moutet. The Afternoon Tea at The Drawing room is made to pamper. Don’t expect your typical egg cress and smoked salmon sandwiches. Instead, petit fours are delightfully curated. The menu includes mushroom quiche, foie gras and smoked salmon canapes, truffle egg mayo and cod caviar sandwiches. Petit fours are unlimited, so if you’re greedy you can have more than one plate, I was tempted.
The inspiration behind the menu was from the splendid balls held by Mrs Astor. There was a special perfume the ‘Caroline 400’ designed by Carlos Huber who captured the notes of the actual flowers used around her residence at the corner of 350th Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street. From the exotic woods of the ballroom to the potted palms and apple blossoms that lined the hallways to the light crisp essence of champagne wafting through the crowds. Chef Moutet captured each of these notes in his exquisite dessert creations.
Chef Moutet is notably among the best pastry chef this city has to offer. His Afternoon Tea menu includes La Rose, La Pomme, La Cerise, New York Cheesecake and Chocolate Praline. His carefully selected menu is fit for every palate. To take home we recommend The Drawing Room Éclair Collection. A box of four with opera, vanilla, strawberry and dark chocolate flavours priced at MYR 108.
The Drawing Room Afternoon Tea is available daily. Bookings are highly recommended. The Afternoon Tea is priced at MYR148.00+ per person and MYR238.00+ per person with a glass of Delamotte Champagne.