The gardens at The Maslow Hotel are a real treat, the green lawns and the balcony overlooking the sparkling pool are popular on the weekends, and it is clear to see why. They are about to become a bit busier thanks to the latest offering from the hotel – a unique Pairing High Tea – which offers a modern twist on a centuries-old tradition.
The pairing will take you on a culinary journey of 5 courses no less, as decadent treats are artfully paired with handpicked specialty teas in a delightful journey.
Every Saturday, located next to the pool and overlooking the middle city oasis garden, and in the comfort of enveloping arm chairs, guests can enjoy a sumptuous selection gorgeous treats paired with some of the most perfect teas available in this country.
“We are inspired by the burgeoning diversity locally produced, specialty teas and how their flavours and aromas can enhance those of food. Tea and cake has been done for years, but now, with the ever widening choice of teas, we can really explore how they can be paired to enhance the experience of taking afternoon tea,” says The Maslow’s Executive Chef, Justin Jonah.
Course one features vanilla bean scones with cape fig jam; cucumber and cottage cheese knots; caramelized tomato and onion quiche, and strawberry frangipani complemented by Rooibos vanilla tea.
In the cast of the second stage are lemon meringue tartlets, salmon and lemon aioli on brioche, egg mayo and water cress and decadent choux, paired with lemon fresh tea.
The third stage is a meander of textures, with green tea mousse with mango salsa; orange and almond cake; bitter chocolate tartlet with Turkish delight, and sushi. The tea chosen to enhance this diverse set of textures and flavours is Green Tea Morgentau.
The fourth stage has a decidedly South African feel, with traditional treats like curried mince vetkoek and koeksisters paired with carefully brewed black tea.
The final course provides a colourful and vibrant conclusion to the Pairing High Tea experience. Sweet berries tea is fittingly paired with cheerful desserts like red velvet opera, berry tartlets, rainbow cake and chocolate friandees.
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is defined by its luxuriousness and exclusivity – and the Maslow’s characteristic contemporary personality.
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is served every Saturday between 08h00 and 17h00.
The cost per adult is R320 and R160 for kids under 12.
To book, contact Lacuna Bistro: firstname.lastname@example.org or 010 226 4652.