By The Nation
The “Organic by Nature” afternoon tea set is available from 1 October to 30 November 2019, exclusively at The St. Regis Bar.
All flour, butter, sugar, and olive oil used in the exquisite afternoon tea set are certified organic. Ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible, including fresh seafood and mango flax seed crackers with tamarind dressing.
The legendary St. Regis New York cheesecake is reinterpreted as raw cashew nut cheesecake with passion fruit syrup.
Cashews are known for their heart-healthy fatty acid content which not only promote healthy levels of good cholesterol, but allows them to take on a rich dairy cream cheese consistency but with lesser calories.
Vegan cashew nut cream also features in the edible herb pot, where organic baby vegetables are served alongside creamy raw cashew nut “hummus”.
Other modern healthy takes on traditional afternoon delights include blue crab and cucumber bread-less sandwich with the bread replaced with organic cucumber to reduce carbohydrate intake. Raw, unprocessed food is also higher in living enzymes which is credited for boosting digestion and fighting chronic diseases.
Organic local vegetables and chicken are sourced from Doi Kham Royal Project in Chiang Mai province for dishes including fresh summer rolls with Royal Project vegetables, poached chicken and sesame dressing; and an aromatic Japanese pumpkin financier with lemon and basil curd.
Loaded with antioxidants to help guests look younger is the organic acai banana pudding with honey granola which also packs in fibre and iron content. The classic scone is recreated in variations including organic wheat, black sesame, and as a savory broccoli, sunflower seed and parmesan scone.
The afternoon tea is presented from 2pm to 5pm from October 1 to November 30 at The St. Regis Bar and The Drawing Room on the 12th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok.