Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea

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A white plate with lots of small pastries, scones and ribbon sandwiches on it
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Time Out says

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a special afternoon tea at Hotel Windsor

Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor is celebrating Lunar New Year the best way it knows how: with a dainty afternoon tea. 

Hotel Windsor is well known for its afternoon tea offering, a traditional three-tiered stand affair replete with ribbon sandwiches, French pastries and fluffy scones. For Lunar New Year the hotel is giving its tea a seasonal twist, drawing inspiration from Chinese cuisine to update the menu.

The Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea features savouries like mushroom XO tarts and scallop toast; ribbon sandwiches with fillings like confit duck, five-spice pork and egg yolk jam; sweets such as peanut cookies, matcha financiers and pineapple tarts; and orange peel (or traditional) scones served with double cream and marmalade. 

The special high tea is available for three weeks starting Monday, January 20. Lunar New Year itself falls on Saturday, January 25 and guests dining on this day will also get to see a traditional lion dance (kicking off at midday).

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