Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Afternoon Tea @ OneSixFive, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

During my birthday week, Hubby planned to bring me for an afternoon tea session. The invite from InterContinental KL to sample their new afternoon tea at the revamped OneSixFive lobby lounge couldn't have been timed any better.

The renovated OneSixFive lounge is gorgeous, it reflects the same modern yet elegant design of the new Lobby influenced by the geometric shape and sparkle of jewels. The lounge also underwent a concept change and now offers an all-new dining and lounging experience including afternoon tea, tapas and evening cocktails.

I really like the jewel influence in the design


Stylish and elegant


A nice selection of cakes, chocolates and macarons


We picked a spot by the large floor-to-ceiling window with a view of the greenery, koi pond and man-made waterfall. For two hours we felt as though we were transported to an oasis of calm.

My favorite kind of afternoon tea is the three-tier kind - there is something extremely refined about enjoying tiny treats and sipping a cup of tea. The new afternoon tea at OneSixFive will showcase the savoir-faire of the hotel’s new Executive Chef Darrell O’Neill. Guests can choose from two inspiring sets: the Royal Afternoon Tea or for those who want that local flair, try the ‘Selera’ Malaysian Afternoon Tea. The afternoon tea set is priced at RM75 per person, including a pot of tea.

It was really hard to pick a favorite set, since both were extremely good. Everything on the tiers were well-thought out and nothing too samey, so each bite was pure pleasure. Usually the scones and sweets would be my favorites, but the savouries were just as good. All the buns and breads which was used for the savouries all tasted fresh and soft. The presentation is also exquisite.

Selera Malaysian Afternoon Tea


Tuna and avocado pai tee, butter prawn saffron roll, lamb samosa and mango chutney - love them all, both taste and presentation wise


Mini beef rendang burger


Pretty pai tee



The sweets off the Selera Afternoon Set was great. I liked the durian eclair, not too overpowering so anyone can still enjoy this. The red bean and chocolate opera cake had the unique "Asian" twist. But my favorite sweet from this set has to be the mango panna cotta with sago.. really delectable.

Red bean and chocolate opera, durian eclair, Egg tart with pineapple carpaccio


Kuih lapis lamington, mango panna cotta wth coconut sago


Hubby had the lemon verbena which has a refreshing lemon aroma, while I had the Shanghai Rose which was fragrant from the rose and lychee


The Royal Afternoon Tea was very good too. I like the scones in both sets, and they come served with a deliciously rich Australian clotted cream. I enjoyed the savouries, particularly the Peking duck roll, wagyu beef tartare with wasabi and brioche, as well as the crab remoulade roll. You won't the regular (boring) finger sandwiches here, but instead these beautiful creations takes its place.



Lobster and asparagus bagel

Smoked salmon and caviar crostini


Wagyu beef tartare with wasabi and brioche


There were no pastries on this set that I didn't like. The green tea creme brulee was silky smooth, caramel eclair oozing with pleasure, and this also marks my first time eating a tonka bean macaron. You can also read more about their macarons here.


Pretty lemon meringue tart, chocolate and pistachio opera


Raisin scones with clotted cream

We also got to try their special hot chocolate which is interactive and fun at the same time. You can choose to have milk, dark or white chocolate. A hot glass of milk is served, and you dip the chocolate inside and remove it when it has reaches the intensity that you like.



Chef Darrell’s decadent new afternoon teatime pastries can also be ordered in full sized portions from the Lounge Menu. Chef Darrell unveils his palatable snack menu comprising of his creative signature highlights such as mini lobster and mango taco, mini Wagyu sliders with Gruyère Cheese and the Lobster Club. Hubby and I would probably come back to try their tapas offerings soon.

Chef Darrell also let us try another one of his tonka bean creation, the luscious tonka bean panna cotta, served with fresh berries and mango. 



Cool coffee maker


Verdict: Definitely one of the most enjoyable afternoon teas in KL. Plus it has a lovely ambiance. 

Afternoon tea is served between 2.00pm to 5.00pm daily. It is priced at RM75 per person (per set).


Location: OneSixFive, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +60 3 2782 6168

Website: http://www.intercontinental-kl.com.my/dining_lobby_longue.asp

28 comments:

  1. Yummmm!!! So elegant, so classy...

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  2. Such a beautiful place to have tea... food looks dainty and delicious too.

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    1. Yeah it has everything - good food and nice ambiance ;)

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  3. Good job! That's an Afternoon Tea the British would be proud of :)

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  4. Yen, this is a very pretty classy place to hang out with some special people!

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    1. Yeah I can imagine lots of tai tais enjoying their afternoon here!

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  5. really different from all the other afternoon teas in town! and the pai tee is practically a work of art! :D

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    1. I like how Chef Darrell gave a unique twist to most of the items, and it all worked out GREAT!

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  6. hehe.. happy le ..
    got so many good food during your birthday..

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  7. I like how they've used Malaysian ingredients in the afternoon tea! It sounds intriguing! :D

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    1. Usually I don't like the Malaysian version of afternoon tea in many hotels cos they just throw in the traditional kuih but I like how innovative they are here.

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  8. Happy belated birthday, Yen!

    My kind of food... Will visit this place when I'm in KL.

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    1. Thanks Alvin! Let me know if u ever need more recommendations on places to dine in KL!

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  9. yummmmyyyy!
    hi tea, i am coming to you very soon!

    www.ivyaiwei.com

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    1. Hehe! I know how much you and your girls love afternoon tea too.

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  10. My goodness, all that fine food you've consumed, where did they all go? How do you stay soooo slim?

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday , Yen ! What a wonderful place to celebrate you big day :D So much delectable food to choose from ! I can only sigh at that coffee urn ! lol

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday! What a wonderful afternoon tea time, so romantic! Everything looks so good! I'm eyeing the special hot chocolate, sounds yummy!

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  13. Better than the Fairmont high tea in Bermuda, lucky you!

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  14. Dear Baby Sumo,

    This high tea looks good but your hubby is lucky that you would accept a freebie being counted as a birthday treat. I have tried that trick without any success :(

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  15. The place looks nice and a lot of dessert! I also want that for my birthday! Hehehe.

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  16. Hi Baby Sumo, very classy restaurant. The food look very deletable and divine.

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  18. can i know is it one sixe five dessert is a buffet style ?

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    1. Hi there. Its a 3-tier afternoon tea.

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