Picture-Perfect Moment at Vincent van Gogh Inspired Afternoon Tea

ARTiSTORY, the National Gallery, London and Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore are proud to present ‘Season of Impressionists’ – a sunflower-themed afternoon tea inspired by the works of Post-Impressionist Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. From 3 March 2023 to 1 May 2023, art lovers and foodies alike can experience an exciting visual and culinary feast. Executive Pastry Chef Yong Ming Choong and Senior Sous Chef Jacky Lai have reimagined Van Gogh’s masterpiece Sunflowers as food art with a series of delectable treats. Let’s take a closer look.

Fine Art and Deliciously Decorative Treats 

You will be seated in an exquisite atmosphere, surrounded by sunflower-themed ornaments, assorted fresh flowers, and a framed replica of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, with ample opportunities to capture and indulge in this artistic dining experience.

Interior of Anti:dote
Afternoon Tea
Season of Impressionists Afternoon Tea

From its incredible palette and textures to miniature re-creations of vibrant sunflowers with delicate petals, the exquisite dishes and desserts draw inspiration from the popular Sunflowers painting.

The Smoked Salmon Sandwich with blueberry crème fraiche is served on a yellow-tinged saffron brioche which gives it a vivid hue, and the blueberry crème fraiche adds an element of sourness while introducing new flavour dimensions. Encased in a green tea bun, the White Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich topped with black truffle gel and flower petals is a refined elevation of the classic sandwich. The Duck Rillette, served between lemon blinis and sprinkled with mustard seeds, is a new rendition of Anti:dote’s signature dish. The traditional Pork Bulgogi Sandwich is uplifted with velvety parmesan mash and maltosec for a contrasting crumbly texture. The crowd-pleaser Sous Vide Lobster, is topped with lemon confit and nestled between sunflower seed bread.

The stunning desserts are delicate works of art. Designed as a miniature potted sunflower, the Sunflower Praline Pot comprises a sunflower sorbet on chocolate oat milk cream with orange marmalade and a chocolate sponge base. The Vanilla Cheesecake with a graham cracker base draped in an intricately painted yuzu-marshmallow cloth brings an elevation to the classic cheesecake. The flower-shaped Hazelnut Praline Sable is coated with a layer of Nespresso chocolate ganache, giving an extra depth to its rich buttery flavour and crisp texture.

Colourful Yellow and Bulb Fields

You can also take your afternoon tea experience to the next level with a specially handcrafted cocktail inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic Sunflowers painting. Colourful Yellow ($22++) is created using white rum, yellow Chartreuse and sunflower seeds infused with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur plus tropical fruits that beautifully recreate the three tints of yellows from his masterpiece. For a non-alcohol option, try Bulb Fields ($17++), a refreshing mocktail made up of roasted sunflower seeds, seedlip spice, elderflower cordial, yellow tropical fruits, lemon juice and chamomile tea.

With its eye-catching presentation that pays homage to Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting, Anti:dote’s Season of Impressionists Afternoon Tea is sure to be an unforgettable experience for art lovers, foodies, or travellers looking for something unique to do during their stay in Singapore. With its delicious pastries coupled with savoury bites that reflect Van Gogh’s iconic artwork – it promises to be one afternoon you won’t soon forget!

The Season of Impressionists Afternoon Tea runs daily from 12 pm to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm, from 3 March to 1 May 2023. It is priced at S$58++ per guest, S$70++ with the addition of one amuse bouche, and S$75++ for both. An option to further elevate the experience with free-flow tipples for two hours is available from S$75++ per guest for Laurent Perrier Brut or S$90++ per guest for Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.

For more information, visit Anti:dote’s website.

Anti:dote is located at: Level 1, Fairmont Singapore 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560

Nearest MRT: City Hall, Esplanade

Interested in seeing more from Vincent van Gogh? Check out the immersive pop-up experience with 360° projections happening at Resorts World Sentosa here.

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