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Friday, 19 October 2007

High Tea at the Intercontinental



Sometimes you need a little indulgence... Inspired by Anna's account of High Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel, my dear friend Nora from Life's Smorgasbord and I went there, too. We hadn't been able to meet for quite a while so there was a lot of news to catch up on. And what's better than doing this with a nice pot of tea and some sweet little treats! The Intercontinental Hotel was the perfect backdrop for a cozy yet elegant afternoon and thanks to the Good Food Month we could sample a High Tea tasting plate including a hot beverage for the very reasonable price of 15 bucks.

In comparison to Anna's photo you'll see that they more than doubled the amount of vanilla sauce to go with the muesli slice. Good idea, otherwise it would have been a pretty dry experience. Flavour wise, my favourite was the praline stick (according to Nora, it reminded her of Nutella which I like quite a lot) and the sauces were pretty nice as well. Although I can't say that the sweets blew me away, they served a decent cuppa and the atmosphere in the courtyard was just perfect. We spent a wonderful afternoon and I hope to do something like this again in the near future!

Wanna know more about what's going on during the Good Food Month in Sydney? Check out Anna's round-ups of week one and week two and share the experiences of other food bloggers! Some time this weekend, another summary of the third week will be available at Morsels&Musings.

6 comments:

Anna said...

i know what you mean about the desserts. they were all very nice but nothing spectacular.
but good value for $15.

Eva said...

Yes, I think it's a good alternative to the sugar hit. I feel kinda stingy but 20 bucks just for dessert seemed to be a bit too much for me...

Christina said...

Hi,

I just came across you blog and got caught in your sourdough adventure. You seem to be baking a lot of bread, something I enjoy as well. Being a Swede currently living in the US, I quickly realized I had to bake my own in order to get a slice of rye or at least a bread that isn't just a sponge of air.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to check our more of your site.

Christina
www.ramblemagazine.com

Eva said...

Thanks for stopping by, Christina! Can't call myself a pro yet but I'm working on it..;-) In terms of bread, moving from Sweden to the US must be pretty hard. Here in Sydney, one can get decent bread but it's quite expensive and no one makes rye bread. I'll have to check out your bread adventures, too!

Nora B. said...

Hi Eva,
It was great that we could catch up over tea and sweets. Too bad that the Good Food month is almost over and I didn't get a to do a few things that I planned to, like the lunch deals. And if I had more money to spare, I would have loved to go for the hats off dinner.

Eva said...

Yes, it was wonderful! Unfortunately, I didn't do as many things as I would have loved to - but one month somehow seems too short...