Tuesday, September 25, 2012

French Hi-Tea @ Cosmo Lounge, Hilton KL

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.

Mille feuille


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 5 rounds. ;) For full list of items available at the French Hi-Tea, click here.

Canapes - everything beautifully laid out

Smoked salmon and creme fraiche with caviar

Fish Platter with Condiments


More canapes

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


Strawberry fraisier

 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


Paris Breast


Madeleines




Chocolate Fountain - a kid's favorite!


Tiramisu


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. 

Pork-free.

Price: RM109++ per person.

Location: Cosmo Lounge, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603 2264 2592/2596

Website: http://life.hiltonkl.com/

*This is an invited review.

*This post was featured on DailyBuzz Luxury's Top 9 - High Tea on 6 October 2012.

38 comments:

  1. Ooo.. looks like a worthy feast!! I like:D

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    1. Definitely worthy.. Too bad the champagne wasn't free flow ;p

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  2. Oh wow. A dream place! Though I doubt I can find anyone who is willing to fork tat kind of money to eat desserts with me :(

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    1. Price is a bit high but the food was really of high quality and ambiance is nice for a relaxing afternoon.

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    2. Went today but selection was a bit different from what you had. although it was not bad, not sure if it was worth 109RM. there were esp. too many mousse cakes *shrugs* and overall, savoury (non dessert stufs? like the crepes) were better than most of the sweet stuffs :(

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  3. Ooo....nice spread...but a bit too expensive for me lar! :P

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  4. Looks so good, its a dessert lover's paradise!!

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    1. You can say that again. I was in heaven that afternoon for sure.

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  5. Everything looks yum. Don't know how you can maintain that figure!

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    1. Hmmm I think I've put on a lot of weight lately! It was very hard to resist all the lovely sweets here!

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  6. *drools*
    damn it looks so good...

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  7. Ahh this places certainly looks so much better compared to the other place we went last time :P But of course, at a much higher price! Let's see, even after converting, it's around AUD40!

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    1. Haha not comparable at all! The pastries here were really good... when u think of how expensive a slice of good cake costs, it's not that expensive lah. Still OK for an indulgent tai-tai weekend :D

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  8. wow look at the delicious dessert...
    I am craving for some now... :)

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    1. Everything was so good.. hard to choose which one to have... so just try them all! Hehe.

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  9. Very nice!! But a bit mahal le... even with the discount.

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    1. Yea.. I also felt it was expensive when I first saw the price. But after doing the maths (2 pots of tea and at least 7 slices of cake), not bad at all! Haha.

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  10. Yen, only a week ago I saw an Australia lifestyle show that showed how to make ice-cream by the use of nitrogen, it is amazing, isn't it, like magic?

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    1. Yeah, they just pour it onto the cream and instantly it becomes ice cream! So cool! It's quite a trend in KL now.

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  11. what more can a girl ask for... Bollinger Champagne & Nitrogen Ice Cream.... fu yoh....

    plus I have never seen so many colors of madelines... :D

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    1. I know!! Feast for the eyes, right? Everything was just soooo pretty!

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  12. a very worthwhile spread indeed! too bad there isn't an option to have free-flow champagne, heh. and wheeee, i have a cimb card, so i won't have to pay the govt tax/service charge amount for this high tea, heh :D

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    1. Hehe maybe someone shd suggest it to them...

      An option with free flow champagne would definitely appeal to you, right?

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  13. Oh! Hilton!!! No wonder everything looks ultra-classy! Pastry and everything else look superb!!! I'd stick to the savoury though - tempting though they may be, I will just have to resist all those sweet stuff.

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    1. Quite a lot of nice savoury stuff, but I have a sweet tooth lah. I go weak when I see pretty desserts like this. Hehe.

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  14. You're making me want to revisit this weekend! :-)

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    1. I don't blame you, I would want to go back again too!

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  15. such a wide variety of food! Looks like the place for one with sweet tooth.

    oh do I see them making the ice cream on the spot with what seems like nitrogen gas?!!

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    1. Yeah they use liquid nitrogen to make the instant ice cream!

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  16. Wow that range is enormous! :o And I love that praline cream cake-so pretty! :D

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    1. The praline cake stayed untouched until 5pm! It would be a crime not to eat it so I had a slice, then everyone else followed suit! Haha.

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  17. I just joined as a member not long ago, yay for 20% discount! Should go and visit soon. :)

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    1. Hehe, you shd try it! Esp since u love desserts. A nice way to spend the afternoon.

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  18. Hi Baby Sumo, wow.... hungry lorr... I will indulge in the Tiramisu first. LOL
    Everything look so delicious and delectable. And all your pictures are very well taken.

    Have a nice day ahead.

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  19. Ok la...can use the CIMB Infinite Card. Hehe. Good selections! :)

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  20. This is such an awesome feast...I wanna pen in to check this out!

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