I am a huge fan of afternoon tea. A fresh scone with cream and jam, and a warm cup of tea is my idea of perfection. I have tried a few different afternoon teas across Dubai but never have any been as beautiful and as unique as the Floral Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Dubai, in collaboration with Forever Rose.
The gorgeous tea launched this week and will be running through to 30th June 2018, so make sure you catch this once in a life time tea!
Daily, 2 PM – 7 PM
AED 290 for two people and AED 490 for two people including a flute of bubbly each.
Advanced bookings are required – more info.
You guessed it there is a floral theme throughout the tea. The themed menu incorporates the essence of flowers with savoury treats, such as cured salmon with hibiscus extract, fresh mango, herb sponge and basil leaves and rose shaped brie mousse with an edible flower, pine nuts, and fig compote on pumpernickel bread. And there is even mini burgers, which were delicious.
Out of all the selection, my favourites had to be the sweets and the scones – they were so fresh. The sweets include scones with strawberry jam with rose water, orange blossom custard cream and Jasmine flavoured chocolate ganache with a honey sable. The macaroons were AMAZING, I loved the lavender one it was so unique.
The concept of the tea as you can see from some of the photos includes the beautiful forever rose decorations and elaborate serving plates that make you feel like you are having tea in The Palace of Versailles (I wish).
Looking forward to enjoying the tea once again soon with a few more friends.