Teatime is the time between 3:00-5: 00 pm in the afternoon, wherein a tea meal is usually eaten. Afternoon tea has been practiced by the British high society since the 1940s. At Raffles Makati’s Writers Bar, tea time becomes more elegant with Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot.
Quick Snippet of History:
Afternoon tea has been a British tradition since the 1840’s made popular by Duchess Anna of Bedford who always got hungry during midday. She would eat treats such as cakes, sweets, biscuits, and tea. Eventually, this ceremony became widespread that it became an English custom.
The three-tiered server carrying the mouthwatering array of sweets of an assortment of sweet treats and savory delights delicately prepared by the hotel’s master chefs.
When preparing for afternoon tea, it should follow that you have “sweet, spice, and everything nice”, referring to sweets, savory snacks, and also a beautiful setup.
- Chocolate and Champagne Macaron
- Passion fruit religieuse
- Dark chocolate and Marc de champagne infused lollipop with gold leaf
- Dark chocolate cake
- Victoria cake, strawberry, and vanilla
The array of sweets on this spread is filled with various treats that could make anyone with a sweet tooth take a second look.
For those who like to have a little champagne in their dessert, they should try the Dark Chocolate and Marc de champagne lollipop and the chocolate and champagne macaron.
- Salmon and dill tartlet
- Prawn, mango and cucumber finger sandwich
- Parmesan sable and pumpkin custard
- Crunchy mini baguette with chicken, walnut, and apricot filling
Their savory spread has an assortment of finger sandwiches and tartlets, that is light and perfect for a small snack. Each dish is well executed and balanced in flavors that pair well with tea or champagne.
- Classic and cranberry
Buttery, crisp and served warm, try the scones with the clotted cream and jam.
Everything perfectly pairs well with Veuve Clicquot’s crisp and mellow profile in flavor.
Price Point: Indulge in a slice of one of the finest British traditions at Raffles Makati from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily at Php 1,500 with selected fine teas for two or enjoy an upgraded afternoon tea set including two glasses of luxury bubbly at Php 2,500.
Note: An additional glass of Champagne is available at Php 750php or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at Php 4,200 for a sparkling afternoon
About Veuve Clicquot
Founded in 1772 in Reims, France, champagne house Veuve Clicquot colors life with audacity. More than champagne, Veuve Clicquot is an attitude that sparkles joie de vivre, embodied by the House’s signature sunburst-yellow color. 200 years of tradition and excellence in every sip.
Interesting Snippet of Facts about VEUVE CLICQUOT
- Mentioned everywhere from James Bond novels, to “Downton Abbey,” to even the “Real Housewives” franchises.
- Their champagne brand holds a royal warrant of appointment in the United Kingdom, which means that it is officially approved to be served to the British Royal Family.
- Always Pinot Noir: The house believes that Pinot Noir adds strength and structure to its wines.
Why Experience It?
The Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot is relatively one of a kind offering in the market. Impeccable service, wonderful ambiance, and tastefully curated selections- This is the kind of afternoon that you should be treating yourself to.
Raffles’ Writers Bar is elegant and yet not intimidating. The serving was good, and there was plenty of it. Having champagne in the afternoon and then pairing it with delectable treats was indeed a wonderful experience that we would indulge in again. This is the ultimate afternoon tea experience.
Raffles Hotel Singapore first opened in 1887 offering 10 rooms in an old Bungalow style building that overlooks the South China Tea. In 2012, Raffles Hotel is the first luxury hotel that has opened in the Central Business District of Makati in the past 18 years. Over 132 years in the hospitality business, Raffles Hotel now spreads into 4 continents around the world with consistently high-quality service and world-class facilities.
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Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Tel. No. 555-9888 (ext 6840)
Available from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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