A lavish weekend affair...
Hilton KL has recently introduced a luxurious French high tea, featuring a lavish selection of delectable dessert and pastries, savouries as well as a fine selection of Ronnefeldt tea. If you have a sweet tooth, like me, you will LOVE what's on offer here.
Cosmo Lounge, located at the hotel lobby - well suited for people watching
Indulge in all things nice..
The French Hi-Tea is available every Saturday and Sunday, at the Cosmo Lounge from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Yup, that's 3 whole hours of indulging in one all the lovely food on display for RM109++ per person. Instead of the 3-tier afternoon tea (which is still available on weekdays here), the food is a la buffet style hence you can help yourself to as many rounds as you like. And note that this is a French hi-tea hence you won't find your noodles or nasi lemak here.
What you will find is a fine selection of sandwiches, canapes, crepes, ice cream (instant ones made by liquid nitrogen!), cakes, pastries and macarons. The quality of the food was really good, I enjoyed everything that I tried BUT if I was to choose my favorite section, it would definitely be the pastries! One round of savouries and I'm on sweets for the next
Canapes - everything beautifully laid out
Smoked salmon and creme fraiche with caviar
Fish Platter with Condiments
Other savoury offerings include traditional French favorites such as smoked duck rillette ala crouton, chicken terrine in sage jelly and finger sandwiches made with freshly baked breads.
Sourdough bread with roast beef
Smoked salmon baps
And moving on to my favorites... the sweets! The team of expert patissier chefs led by Executive Chef Benoit Chargy created many delicious and pretty desserts which I loved. My favorites were the mille feuille, apple tart tatin, hazelnut cream eclairs, strawberry fraisier and Paris breast, just to name a few.
Pretty and delicate desserts
Macaron tower with flavours such as pistachio, chocolate and raspberry. Pretty to look at but a little too crunchy for my liking.
Petit fours - love these! The problem is they're a convenient size for popping into your mouth and you just can't seem to stop! :P
Manjari chocolate mousse cake
Praline Cream Cake - so pretty, noone wanted to take the first piece! Well, I did!
Lemon Butter Cake with Citron Creme
Apple Tart Tatin with edible gold leaf
Chocolate Fountain - a kid's favorite!
Freshly baked bread
A great selection of cheese - Brie, St. Paulin, Blue Cheese, Brillat Savarin, and Port Salut
Diners can choose from a selection of savoury and sweet fillings for their crepes, these will be made at a live cooking station. Chef Michael Elfwing made me a delicious wild sauteed mushroom and cheese crepe ;D
Chef Michael Elfwing making Crepe Suzette
Savoury fillings - Ham and cheese / Tomato & mozzarella
Berries - raspberry and blackberries
Hubby's - crepe with tomato mozzarella with pesto sauce
Instant ice-cream - made with liquid nitrogen!
Vanilla ice cream topped on a chocolate fondant
Over 25 types of Ronnefeldt tea is included in the French hi-tea, including signature black teas like Earl Grey, Black Assam, Orange Pekoe and Lapsang, as well as fruit teas, green teas and herbal infusions. I tried two fruity teas - the Strawberry & Crisp, as well as Raspberry Royal, both which I liked very much and felt went well with all the sweet pastries. Hubby had the Tarry Lapsang, a tea which he likes for its smoky qualities.
Bollinger champagne is also available, at an additional cost. Special price for Bollinger Rose Champagne RM 465++ per bottle (NP: RM 560++)
Champagne anybody? Yes, please!
Chef Michael Elfwing smiles for the camera!
The French Hi-Tea is available on Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at RM109++ per person. Hilton Premier Club Cardholders enjoy discounts of 20% of total food bill, CIMB World MasterCard, Visa Infinite and Visa Signature, CIMB Platinum, Gold and Classic Cardholders are entitled to a 15% discount off total food bill.
Full set of photos can be viewed on my Faceebook page here.
Price: RM109++ per person.
Location: Cosmo Lounge, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2264 2592/2596
*This is an invited review.
*This post was featured on DailyBuzz Luxury's Top 9 - High Tea on 6 October 2012.