Its a brand new month and I tried a brand new afternoon tea this month. I’ve always been a big fan of afternoon tea. Many of the Dubai hotels offer afternoon tea, but the afternoon tea I had at Raffles Dubai really stood out.
The sublime setting of Raffles Salon is the venue for The Collection-Afternoon Tea by Raffles. And this time they have joined forces with Forever Rose, the most exclusive floristry and rose retailer in the UAE, to launch the very first floral afternoon tea in the country.
This afternoon tea was launched on January 22nd and it is on till 30th June 2018 daily from 2pm-7pm in Raffles Salon. The prices start from AED 290 for two.
This is what the team behind this afternoon tea concept at Raffles has to say:
This season is all about new tastes, new looks and blossoming experiences as Raffles Salon launches an exclusive afternoon tea inspired by Forever Rose. Enjoy an elegant Floral Afternoon Tea adorned in a Victorian styled gold stand display of dainty sweet and savoury pastries, themselves delicately crafted with flower essence. Grand and delicious, this indulging experience is impossible to resist.
The Raffles Salon is an elegant and classy space that is situated in the lobby of the hotel. In the sublime settings of Raffles Salon, Victorian styled gold stands with Forever Rose’s signature Bella Rose welcomed us to the venue.
The afternoon tea menu incorporated the essence of flowers in their sweet and savoury treats. Their themed menu goes perfectly well with the floral theme of the afternoon tea.
We tried two of their teas- Mango & Strawberry Tea, a refreshing herbal tea with an intense summery aftertaste and their signature Persian Rose Tea, a unique floral tea made with whole Iranian rose buds that had a subtle rose petal aroma.
We liked both of them, our favorite was the Persian Rose Tea. Their menu offers a wide range of tea and there is something for everyone.
On Victorian styled gold stands we were served bite-sized sweet and savoury treats. The savoury treats included Rose Shaped Brie Mousse with edible flowers, pine nuts and fig compote on pumpernickel bread, Hibiscus Cured Salmon, Chilled Herb Poached Prawn Salad, Wagyu Beef Slider, Jasmine Tea Infused Chicken Roulade and Crostini.
The sweet selection consisted of Macaroons, Mint and Chocolate Bar, Orange Lollipop, Golden Chocolate Pyramid, Lemon Custard Tart, Financier Infused with Chamomile, Jasmine flavored Chocolate Ganache and Scones.
Both the savoury and sweet selection were fresh, delightful, delicately handcrafted, delicious and super indulgent.
We enjoyed our afternoon tea experience at Raffles Salon and we will be back soon.
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