Friday, 29 March 2019

Lobby Lounge – The Sakura Afternoon Tea [MEDIA INVITE]

Sakura Afternoon Tea

From Now until 12 May 2019, Lobby Lounge at Conrad Centennial Singapore invites you to experience the unique Afternoon Tea menu, inspired by the dainty Sakura for this cherry blossom season.

Sakura Afternoon Tea Sweet Treats and Savoury Delights

For weekdays, the afternoon tea will consist of:

Sweet Treats: Cherry Blossom Panna Cotta with Sakura Jelly, Sakura Mont Blanc, Sakura Cake, Lychee Sakura Mousse Cake and Sakura Rose and Raspberry Velvet

Sakura Cake & Sakura Rose and Raspberry Velvet

The flavours of the Sakura are very delicate in the sweet treats. The Sakura Mont Blanc has a lovely crumbly pastry base, topped good balance of sweet and tanginess in the toppings. Meanwhile, the Sakura cake has the outlook like sticky date pudding, topped with cream and jam on top.

Sakura Mont Blanc

Best of all is the Cherry Blossom Panna Cotta with Sakura Jelly. The jelly is so delicate, making it feels like we are devouring in Sakura Bird Nest.

Cherry Blossom Panna Cotta with Sakura Jelly

Savoury Delights: Crabmeat Rillettes and Ikura Roe, Chorizo Pate Toast, Egg Roasted Tomato and Horseradish Cream and Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Chorizo Pate Toast,  Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Crabmeat Rillettes and Ikura Roe is definitely my pick for the savoury menu. The combination of the sweet crabmeat, follow with the sea water saltiness burst from the Ikura roe tasted like a party in your mouth. My second pick is the Chorizo Pate Toast, which has a spicy and smoky bold flavour that nicely offset the overwhelming flavour from the sweet Sakura.

Crabmeat Rillettes and Ikura Roe, Egg Roasted Tomato and Horseradish Cream

Scones: Plain and Sakura Scones, served with Wild Berry Jam, Dragon Fruit and Raspberry Jam, Clotted Cream

The Pink Sakura Scones absolutely catch our attention. Pink in colour, a dainty touch of Sakura sweetness, followed with crisp and crumbly scones texture. Definitely, showcase the skills of the chef to create these photogenic scones. The selection of homemade jams and clotted cream nicely complemented the Pink Scones and the raisin scones as well.

Plain and Sakura Scones, served with Wild Berry Jam, Dragon Fruit and Raspberry Jam, Clotted Cream

Drinks selection will include a glass of Nino Franco Faive Rose, Brazilian Coffee and Ronnefeldt Tea.

Drinks Menu

Meanwhile, Weekend Afternoon Tea will include Seafood Platter on Ice (Poached Boston Lobster, Prawns and Irish Oysters) and Cheese Board (Brie, Chaume and Tomme De Savoie).

Seafood Platter on Ice (Poached Boston Lobster, Prawns and Irish Oysters)

The seafood platter is paired with a glass of Nino Franco Faive Rose. The lobster and prawns are fresh and springy, while the Irish oysters are briny and sweet. The vinegar dressing is a perfect companion to lighten up the rich seafood and tasted especially good when you mixed it with lime.

Seafood Platter on Ice (Poached Boston Lobster, Prawns and Irish Oysters)

Fourth Course, Cheese Board, Brie Cheese, Chaumes and Tomme de Savoie. A nice ending to the meal, where the savoury and saltiness from the cheese helps to balance the overwhelming sweetness from the second and third course.

Cheese Board, Brie Cheese, Chaumes and Tomme de Savoie.

As I did not drink alcohol, my tea selections are Iced Soft Peach (no sugar) for the seafood, Milky Oolong for the sweet treats, savoury delights and scones, and Superior Oolong with the cheese board. The Milky Oolong really surprised me. Although the colour of the tea is a clear light brown colour, the flavour exudes the creamy milkiness in the tea.

Iced Soft Peach

Milky Oolong

Overall, it was definitely an extremely delightful experience spending the afternoon away from the scorching heat and savour the Sakura Weekend Afternoon Tea. Without a doubt, one of the afternoon tea experience that you must try before 12 May 2019.

Thank you very much to Conrad Centennial Singapore and Lobby Lounge Team for the tasting invitation and the experience.

Giant Size Sakura Conrad Bear

The Sakura Afternoon Tea

Day
Time
Price
Monday - Friday
3.00pm – 6.00pm
S$32++ per person
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
1.00pm – 5.00pm
S$68++ per person
Includes seafood and cheese platters

Where: Lobby Lounge, Conrad Centennial Singapore.
For more information on Sakura Afternoon Tea, visit http://www.connoisseur.sg/the-sakura-afternoon-tea/

Food: 8.5/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50, $51 - $80

Lobby Lounge @Conrad
2 Temasek Boulevard
Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial Singapore
Singapore 038982

T: +65 6432 7483
OH:
Sun - Thu: 07:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 07:00 - 01:00
Daily Afternoon Tea: 13.00 – 17.00


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