Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SKAI @ Swissotel The Stamford Singapore - Launches New Skai High Tea With Sweeping Views Of The City Skyline


Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea experience accompanied by impressive skyline views from the 70th floor of Singapore’s acclaimed Swissotel The Stamford, as Contemporary grill and restaurant, SKAI launches its latest traditional English afternoon tea available from 14 October 2019 onwards. The curated selection of exquisite treats is inspired by English afternoon tea rituals and accented with Japanese and Asian culinary sensibilities for that perfect afternoon indulgence.


The afternoon tea menu serves up a variety of sweet and savoury snacks on an elegant 3-tiered stand. Savouries include the Asparagus Feta Quiche, Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon with Trout Roe, Maitake Truffle with Celeriac on Flat Bread, and Truffle Egg Yolk Gel on Brioche.


One of my favourite picks goes to the fresh Lobster Roll with ikura and celery, sandwiched in between a soft buttery charcoal bread roll. The succulent, bouncy lobster meat was a welcoming contrast to the softness of the bread roll. Another calorie-worthy treat is the unbelievably creamy slab of foie gras sandwiched in between mini polo buns.


The other two tiers on the serving platter were packed with an array of dainty sweets, which ranges from the Sugarless Dark Chocolate Bonbon, Cocoa Bean Ruby Chantilly to the Raspberry Cream Cheese Macarons.


Exquisitely presented, lovers of matcha will love the Matcha Tea Mascarpone, which features a soft globule of matcha dessert, as well as a matcha flavoured chocolate stick piped with more matcha cream on top, which adds on a generous hit of green tea aroma.


The Candied Black Bean Sesame has a roasty earthiness from the black sesame flavour, which makes it a perfect accompaniment to the sweetness of the candied black bean.


My favourite is the 72% Chocolate Sable Tart, which comes in a sable chocolate tart encasing chocolate cream, and generously showered in a mountain of chocolate crumbles. Not overly sweet yet sufficiently rich, the lusciously smooth cream adds a textural dimension to the crumbly sable tart and chocolate crumbs.


Fans of fruity flavours will love the Mango and Strawberry Gateau. A delicious, well-crafted representation, the shape is reminiscent of the mango fruit. Mango lovers will enjoy this dessert which has a delicate soft texture and a rich mango aroma.


An English Afternoon Tea doesn't get more traditional with the obligatory scones with lemon curd, Devonshire cream and strawberry jam. Buttery and crumbly just the way it should be.


Situated at one of the highest points on the 70th floor for your afternoon tea indulgence, the elegant space at SKAI serves as the perfect respite with sweeping city views and seamless service. Sink into absolute bliss as you dig into the scrumptious high tea delights. The SKAI High Tea is available from Friday to Sunday, 3pm-5pm and is priced at S$60++ per person with choice for TWG tea or Suzuki coffee.

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Swissotel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Level 70 The Stamford
Singapore 178882
Tel: +65 63388585
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening hours:
Fri-Sun: 3 - 5pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A or C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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