The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s Lobby Lounge just got more exciting with the introduction of its Fire & Ice Afternoon Tea, making every session now also one of hot versus cold, classic vs contemporary.
Nibble your way to an idle afternoon of relaxation with offerings of sweet and savoury morsels across 5 courses with tea pairing which now come laced with odes to the hotel’s signature cocktail, Plantation 1840, with special creations inspired by its flavour profile and unique make centralising rum.
Fire & Ice Afternoon Tea
The first course presents Smoked Haddock dressed with mentaiko emulsion on a puffed rice cracker, Bacon Cheese Quiche and Chicken Rice Arancini with chilli sauce. Brightening up the flavours is a No.10 Tea, an aromatic green tea with notes of bright chamomile and heather along with wild honey to lengthen the fruity aftertaste.
The second course serves a Smoked Salmon Focaccia layered with pistachio cream cheese, Cucumber Finger Sandwiches with dill crème fraiche and Pulled Chicken Croissant with egg mayonnaise. The richness is matched with a Tie Guan Yin superior oolong tea of flowery fragrance and light astringent infusion.
The third course offers the quintessential afternoon tea Scones of classic and cranberry renditions. Served with passionfruit chocolate spread, clotted cream, berry jam and a Purple Buds Chinese Oolong Tea, carefully blended to release the best notes of citrus astringency.
The Intermezzo brings the Ice element of the experience with a fresh raspberry sorbet and a side of sparkling wine.
The fourth course introduces the fire, with a Baba Au Rhum, the hotel’s twist to the classic rum baba by incorporating flavours of its signature cocktail, the Plantation 1840. A light and airy yeast cake soaked in syrup made from the cocktail is lit in fire for a fiery dessert that pairs exceptionally well with The Bellini, a warm black tea blended with Autumn nuts, peach and fire-red blossoms.
The fifth and last course entices with all things sweet like Chocolate Marzipan Cake, Citrus Meringue Tart, Plum Streusel and Strawberry Cheesecake, all well matched with the White Sky Tea, a union of the Majestic Yin Zhen white tea leaves, which lend a crystalline flavour, and ylang ylang flowers, which impart a fragrant oil to the fruity blend.
Be whisked away to an enchanting experience where you can expect a hot and cold experience of sensorial satisfaction with a unique take on classic and contemporary creations that pay homage to the DNA of the hotel. Visual and sensorial satisfaction is guaranteed with items personifying fire, like a lit Baba Au Rhum, and ice, like a raspberry sorbet and sparkling wine, for an afternoon tea to remember.
Step back in leisurely time every 2.30pm to 5pm at the Lobby Lounge, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. The high tea set is priced at $58++ per person with tea pairing, add $20++ for two glasses of champagne.
Lobby Lounge, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Phone: +65 6715 6871
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm to 5pm