A signature ritual of The St. Regis, the tradition of afternoon tea represents a favorite pastime of many luminaries during the Gilded Age in New York including Mrs. Caroline Astor, matriarch of The St. Regis founding family who transformed the occasion into an exclusive private social gathering for the city's elite.
Inspired by Mrs. Astor's elegance and passion for pearl and diamond jewelry, "Caroline's Afternoon Tea" includes handcrafted sweet delights envisioned by Chef Aey Anupong, The St. Regis Bangkok's Executive Pastry Chef and first runner up from Top Chef Thailand Dessert Edition. These include Elegant New York Cheesecake; Amarena Cheery Crunchy Choux Flame with Cognac; and Rose Pearls Macaron.
Balancing out the sweet sensations is a selection of savory items including Butter Poached Scallop, Roasted Pumpkin Cream and Caviar; Prosciutto, Fig and Ricotto; Truffle Infused Egg Custard, Crab Meat Salad; and Prawn with Bloody Mary Rose Sauce.
A quintessential component of the traditional afternoon tea, classic scones are reimagined as Jivara Chocolate Scones and Pistachio Nut Scones, served with salted caramel curd, mixed berry jam, and clotted cream.
Enhancing the atmosphere of the refined afternoon tea is Caroline's Four Hundred, The St. Regis signature fragrance created by Carlos Huber of ARQUISTE Parfumeur, reprising the exotic woods of the namesake's ballroom in which she hosted legendary gatherings, along with notes of her favorite flower — American Beauty roses — which adorned her ballroom during those magical evenings.
"Caroline's Afternoon Tea" is served with a choice of coffee or tea, including "The St. Regis Bangkok 10th Anniversary Tea". Especially created for the occasion by TWG, the limited-edition black tea blend offers subtle notes of vanilla, berries, and anise.
"Caroline's Afternoon Tea" is priced at THB 1,600++ per set including tea or coffee for two persons. The afternoon tea is presented during 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM from April 1 - May 31, 2021 at The St. Regis Bar on the 12th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok.
For reservations and further information, guests can call +66 2207 7777, email [email protected] or visit www.stregisbangkokdining.com
Source: The St. Regis Bangkok