Western High Tea at Sapphyr Lounge @ Shangri-La Colombo

Located at: 1 Galle Face, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

Visited on: 02 Nov, 2019

Price                   : LKR 3,220++ (serves 02)

Availability         : Daily, 15:00 – 17:00

Their Afternoon High Tea platter was not available at the time we went, so we thought of trying out Sapphyr Lounge’s Western High Tea platter.

The platter comprises:

. Savouries

  • Smoked salmon and horseradish cream on brown bread
  • Farmed egg mayonnaise on white bread
  • English cucumber, cream cheese and rocket served on white bread
  • Chicken and mushroom vol-au-vent

. Sweets

  • Passion fruit meringue tart
  • Strawberry macaroons
  • Earl Grey chocolate truffles
  • Vanilla panna cotta and passion fruit jelly
  • Chocolate pave

. Scones – homemade vanilla scones with strawberry jam, cream cheese and lemon curd

. Tea or coffee

I would say my favourite of the savoury lot was the Chicken and mushroom vol-au-vent. Albeit small in size, it had plenty of flavour and, well, I do like a puff that doesn’t make a mess. The Smoked salmon bread, which is common to the Afternoon platter as well, was also good as usual.

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Savouries

Surprisingly, the Strawberry macaroon was the sweet treat I enjoyed the most. Not too sweet and with a very mild pang of tartness, it was soft on the inside with a beautiful composure that held it together on the outside. The Passion fruit meringue tart was nice too, particularly since the tart shell was not soggy and had a soft biscuit feel to it. But, as you can see from the images below, the Chocolate pave and Panna cotta took top spot in terms of visual appeal.

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Sweets

The scones were typically enjoyable, and I’ve always enjoyed the fact that they include lemon curd along with the usual cream and jam.

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Scones

At the end of the day, the Afternoon platter is still my top preference at Sapphyr Lounge, and what I would like to go back for. It definitely feels more substantial in terms of taste and variety. However, the Western platter proved to be a decent alternative on this visit.

As I’ve mentioned earlier (https://theeatlog.com/2019/03/16/afternoon-high-tea-shangri-la-colombo/), the ambience of this place is fantastic – which is partly why, at the moment, it’s one of our favourite places to pop into for afternoon tea.

Yummy Rating: 4.0 / 5.0

 

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