THE Drawing Room at St Regis Kuala Lumpur is presenting an indulgent afternoon tea menu curated by executive pastry chef Gael Moutet, alongside a selection of takeaway treats.
Using only the finest ingredients, Moutet’s exquisite afternoon tea menu takes inspiration from the captivating St Regis scent — Caroline’s Four Hundred.
Inspired by the splendid balls held by the Mrs Astor, doyenne of New York’s Gilded Age society and founding matriarch of St Regis, world-renowned scent designer Carlos Huber captured the notes of the actual flowers used around her residence at the corner of 350th Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street.
It ranges from the exotic woods of the ballroom to the potted palms and apple blossoms that lined the hallways, to the light crisp essence of champagne wafting through the crowds.
There are also notes of rich American Beauty roses — Caroline’s favourite flower — to green stems, white lilies and the delicate sweetness of quince, apple and cherry blossoms.
Caroline’s Four Hundred — aptly named after the legendary 400 notable guests who attended her by-invitation-only balls — embraces all of the blooms that adorned her ballroom on those unforgettable evenings in the 1900s.
Moutet has, in turn, captured each of these notes in his exquisite dessert creations.
Highlights from the afternoon tea set are:
> La Rose, featuring mascarpone rose mousse, jasmine ganache, vanilla sponge, pink chocolate spray and glaze;
> La Pomme, featuring calamansi mousse, fresh apple jelly, sable and glaze;
> La Cerise, featuring cherry chocolate mousse, cherry red glaze, cherry jelly and sable;
> New York Cheesecake, featuring vanilla sable and blueberry glaze; and
> Chocolate Praline Cake, featuring praline mousse, gianduja, hazelnut and cocoa sable.
Also included are savoury canapes that showcase premium ingredients such as king crab, Boston lobster and foie gras.
They comprise king crab with lime creme fraiche, tomato jelly and brioche, foie gras with asam boi and cherry, forest mushroom quiche with aged parmesan, Boston lobster roll with Siberian caviar and eggs gribiche with summer truffle and charcoal sandwich.
The Drawing Room’s classic afternoon tea is priced at RM148+ per set including a choice of tea or RM598+ per set with a bottle of Delamotte champagne.
Available for takeaway and delivery, the set is thoughtfully presented in a three-tier stand to replicate the afternoon tea experience one gets if dining out.
Meanwhile, the Drawing Room’s collection of exquisite cakes include Hazelnut Praline Cake, a delicate praline sponge cake layered with crunchy hazelnut praline, Lemon and Yuzu Carrot Cake featuring carrot cake layered with rich lemon cream cheese icing, yuzu chocolate and lemon mousse, The Drawing Room Signature Marble Cake of chocolate fudge cake with a light bitter chocolate ganache and toasted hazelnuts enveloped in white chocolate as well as Strawberry and Kaffir Lime Cake, Raspberry Red Velvet Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Green Apple and Calamansi Cake and Black Forest Cherry Cake.
The cakes are priced from RM32 for an individual piece and from RM158 for a whole cake.
The eclair collection is priced at RM28 per piece or RM108 per box of four. It includes opera eclair, vanilla éclair, strawberry éclair and dark chocolate eclair.
The pots de creme offers pots of cream layered with fresh fruit, assorted mousses and compote, which are perfect for gifting or for personal indulgence. It is priced at RM150+ for a box of six.
A 24-hour notice is required for selected items.