Date: 3 December - February
Venue: Vista Lounge at One&Only, Cape Town
Tea at One&Only Cape Town has always been a year-round, supremely decadent affair and now themed Afternoon Teas are available on the first Saturday of each month as well as a new offering of Morning Tea has been added to the mix on weekends.
At One&Only Cape Town, in the Vista Lounge, the classic custom of Afternoon Tea is observed daily, albeit in a thoroughly modern manner. The resort’s master patissier Kyle Hickman and his team work tirelessly to create a series of inspired sweet and savoury spoils that change with the seasons and which reflect local flavours and celebratory days. Kyle combines a love for old school classics with a passion for new and interesting flavour marriages and the result is a beautiful Afternoon Tea buffet table dressed in a myriad mouth-watering edible offerings and decorative details.
From koeksisters and mini milk tarts to homemade marshmallows and passion fruit flavoured macaroons, there is a cornucopia of delicately flavoured and prepared offerings waiting to be enjoyed. Of course there are always savoury surprises too – from homemade sausage rolls enveloped in puff pastry to perfectly prepared sandwiches cut into equally perfect triangles.
Always one step ahead of the culinary curve, Kyle and his team are among the first in the city to be sharing the latest pastry trend – the gourmet éclair.
“It’s choux time”, laughs Kyle, adding “éclairs are the new cupcake and aside from delicious sweet variations, we are also experimenting with savoury versions too”. Guests can expect to find éclairs with a myriad of different fillings in the coming months.
If you can’t wait for the afternoon for your tea and pastries fix, the good news is that One&Only Cape Town has now extended their gourmet tea offering to weekend mornings. Available from 9am to 12pm for R195 per person, it’s an excellent and oh-so-stylish way to while away a few hours with friends and family.
AFTERNOON TEAS WITH A THEME:
'Tis the Season: Saturday, 3 December 2016
From the beautifully dressed Christmas tree in the Vista Lounge to the outstanding festive dining and accommodation specials, the resort ensures that their guests, young and old are filled with the joy and wonder of the season from their moment of arrival. The Afternoon Tea (and Morning Tea too) is suitably themed with a magnificent variety of festive indulgences. A perfect way to celebrate the season, entertain clients and celebrate special relationships – be sure to book your Christmas tea table now.
Nostalgic Niceties: Saturday, 7 January 2017
Chef Kyle has an impressive repertoire of time honoured recipes, many of which were gleaned from his childhood years spent baking in his grandmother’s kitchen. This month’s menu is a nod to the timeless charm of old-school baked treats – with a modern twist of course!
Love & Loose Leaf Tea: Saturday, 4 February 2017
There are 28 days this month to celebrate the one you love – why not make a suitably stellar impression by booking an Afternoon at Cape Town’s most stylish hotel? The menu this month features a variety of creations designed to pair with the loose leaf teas on offer. Of course, some of the buffet delicacies will feature teas too – think Earl Grey Milk Tart or Chai cream éclairs.
What better way to celebrate a special occasion, be it a birthday, bookclub get together or a long overdue catch up with a friend than with a themed Afternoon Tea or Morning Tea session at One&Only Cape Town?
Time: Afternoon Tea from 2.30pm – 5.30pm daily
Price: R295 per person for Afternoon Tea and Themed Teas. Morning Tea is served Saturdays and Sundays and is R195 per person. Children between the ages of 4 – 12 years old pay half price.
To Book: Call 021 431 4511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org