High Tea is a fine art at The Maslow Sandton where there this centuries-old tradition receives new vigor, with a modern-day twist. Decadent treats have been carefully paired with handpicked specialty teas in a delightful five-stage journey.
“We are inspired by the burgeoning diversity locally produced, specialty teas and how their flavours and aromas can enhance those of food. Tea and cake has been done for years, but now, with the ever widening choice of teas, we can really explore how they can be paired to enhance the experience of taking afternoon tea,” says The Maslow’s Executive Chef, Justin Jonah.
In the comfort of enveloping arm chairs, overlooking the hotel’s exquisite oasis garden, guests can enjoy a sumptuous selection gorgeous treats paired with some of the most perfect teas available in this country. Course one features vanilla bean scones with cape fig jam; cucumber and cottage cheese knots; caramelized tomato and onion quiche, and strawberry frangipan complemented by Rooibos vanilla tea.
In the cast of the second stage are lemon meringue tartlets, salmon and lemon aioli on brioche, egg mayo and water cress and decadent choux, paired with lemon fresh tea.
The third stage is a meander of textures, with green tea mousse with mango salsa; orange and almond cake; bitter chocolate tartlet with Turkish delight, and sushi. The tea chosen to enhance this diverse set of textures and flavours is Green Tea Morgentau.
The fourth stage has a decidedly South African feel, with traditional treats like curried mince vetkoek and koeksisters paired with carefully brewed black tea.
The final course provides a colourful and vibrant conclusion to the Pairing High Tea experience. Sweet berries tea is fittingly paired with cheerful desserts like red velvet opera, berry tartlets, rainbow cake and chocolate friandees.
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is defined by its luxuriousness and exclusivity – and the Maslow’s characteristic contemporary personality.
“This is a proper afternoon tea in every sense. We have redefined this age-old custom for today’s discerning afternoon tea enthusiast to combine the essences of then and now for the ultimate experience.”
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is served every Saturday between 08h00 and 17h00. The cost per adult is R320 and R160 for kids under 12. To book, contact Lacuna Bistro: email@example.com or 010 226 4652