By THE NATION
Its Hanuman Bar has unveiled the Lady Kempinski Afternoon Tea inspired by the renowned English tradition. It offers a fantastic selection of sweet and savoury delicacies.
Highlights include Thai mango chocolate tart, forest honey lavender eclair, soft lemon chiffon cake and the quintessential freshly baked scones (plain and with raisins) served with Devonshire clotted cream, passionfruit curd and raspberry jam.
The afternoon tea set also features salmon tartar on pumpernickel bread with sour cream and salmon roe, and a flaked spinach turnover. There is an extensive choice of Ronnefeldt tea blends and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee.
The Lady Kempinski Afternoon Tea costing Bt7500-plus is presented daily from 2 to 5pm. Book your table at (02) 162 9000 or [email protected]
The Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin has the “Mini-Summer Journey”, borrowing from the Journey set dinner menu that has proved to be exceedingly popular at the restaurant.
“We want our lunch guests to enjoy a similar experience, but we also realise they may have limited time to enjoy our tempting eight-course menu. That’s why I have prepared a shortened version,” says head chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan.
The Mini-Summer Journey includes fascinating interpretations of Thai street food (Chiang Mai sausage and chicken satay with peanut ice cream), followed by four courses and concluding with petits four.
The four-course set menu includes roasted foie gras with mushroom ravioli, five-spices pork ravioli and mushroom bouillon; Maine lobster salad and frozen red curry, slow-cooked beef rib with oyster sauce, and the all-time favourite mango with sticky rice.
New summer a-la-carte menu choices include spicy salad with pomelo, cucumber, lemongrass, spring onion with raw Hokkaido scallop; butter-poached king crab with celery, apple and ginger; and pistachio souffle served with pandan ice cream and pandan noodles.
It costs Bt1,850-plus. Call (02) 162 9000 or email [email protected]