A Merry High Tea

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A Merry High Tea at Sofitel Melbourne 2019
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Time Out says

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is serving up a series of “merry treats”, reinventing the nostalgic flavours of Christmas with a modern French twist

Every Monday to Friday from December 2 to December 31, Sofitel is hosting Christmas high tea that’ll satisfy your festive cravings while remaining anything but predictable. Incorporating familiar favourites with haute cuisine tweaks, guests can expect treats such as a layered gingerbread Jaconde and seasonal spiced mousse, topped with gold nuggets and Four Pillars Christmas Gin liqueur chocolate.

The menu for the Christmas-themed high tea has been created by pastry chef David Hann, and will be served on custom-made cake stands inspired by Escher’s “impossible objects”, created for the hotel’s Monochromatic High Tea.

A Merry High Tea starts from $55 per person with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Guests may also choose a glass of Taittinger for an additional $10 per person. For a further $15, you can receive replenished high tea sweets and savouries, and for $19, enjoy free-flowing La Bohème Cuvée. High tea is served between noon and 5pm. 

Also in the spirit of the season, Sofitel’s master mixologists have concocted a selection of festive cocktails, including a pink and white, candy cane-inspired special made with house-made peppermint, strawberry sorbet, green chartreuse liqueur, Kettle One vodka and a splash of sparkling rosé. There’s also a nativity-inspired Espresso Martini, Les Trois Mages (the Three Kings), made with Kraken rum, Tia Maria liqueur, Mozart Dark liqueur, a shot of espresso and a 24-karat yellow gold toasted marshmallow, fit for a king. 

Merry cocktails are priced from $24 and will be available at the Atrium Bar on 25 from December 2 until the end of December 2019.

By: Isla Sutherland

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