On a lazy afternoon, how better to spend it than indulge in an afternoon tea experience at La Patisserie located in the lobby of the Sofitel Downtown – With a pretty theme of gold and shades of blue, the lobby lounge makes for a perfect and intimate space, with fresh orchid trees to enjoy a quiet moment with family and friends.
For a welcome treat, we were offered a glass of sparkling date champagne and strawberries with whipped cream along with the uber soft choquette parisiennes, which after giving some insta love, finished chomping on in seconds as the strawberries were downright delicious and croquettes were super crispy.
We tried hard but could not resist the temptations of the the perfectly decorated sweet treats and finger sandwiches , all cascaded on an elegant three tier silver stand crafted with pretty pastel flowers that just added to our bespoke experience as the stand hung delicately in a bird cage style.
As our ever sweet waitress placed all the treats on our tray, we decided to delve first into the tea flavored finger sandwiches ranging from the matcha green tea jam and smoked salmon placed on a toasted scone, touareg tea jam paired with mozzarella and tomato, red fruit tea jelly paired with foie gras placed on a grilled baguette and lapsing souchong tea jam and smoked duck, each of which magically disappeared into our stomachs in seconds, each beautifully crafted by the chefs making it hard to choose a favorite.
The sweet treats, well lets just say, one was just as pretty as the other, making it hard to choose the first,after a quick debate, we dashed for the brightest of the lot, the coconut and mango cake in a vibrant yellow which melted oh so sweetly in our mouth as it was a meld of two of our favorite flavors, next up we tried the peanuts caramel and milk chocolate which had just the perfect amount of crunch with decadent chocolate , the pecan nuts financier and the green tea macaroons were close contenders, but my heart and palette fell head over heels in love with the mango and coconut cake.
An afternoon tea is incomplete without The Scones – as our server neatly lined them on our table from raisin and earl grey scones to plain scones served with clotted creamand strawberry preserve along with condiments, we could not resist how freshly baked they smelt and thoroughly enjoyed with a piping hot cup of jasmine tea and makes for the perfect afternoon treat at just 199 Aed inclusive of an amazing selection of teas and coffee.
Few can resist the temptations of perfectly decorated sweet treats and finger sandwiches, all cascaded on an elegant three tier silver stand crafted with pretty pastel flowers to add to the experience…. scratch that, this is a suspended birdcage. Awesome much! . . The afternoon tea features an extensive selection of flavoured Pastries and dainty fancy highlights of chouqette parisienne, the rich flavours of lemon Madeline and coconut mango cake. Scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve along with condiments are lavishly showcased, all washed down with teas or coffee. This treat for aed199 is a must try at La Patisserie. @sofiteldubaidowntown
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