Thursday, December 1, 2016

Afternoon Tea @ Latitude 03, Le Meridien Hotel KL

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Last week we talked about the afternoon tea experience at  The Lounge, Hilton KL. And now it's time to walk across the hall to Le Meridien KL. Afternoon tea is served at Latitude 03 cafe which is one of two restaurants situated at the lobby lounge area.

Related post : Afternoon Tea @ The Lounge, Hilton Hotel KL 

Afternoon Tea @ Latitude 03, Le Meridien Hotel KL (review)


The tea selection at Latitude 03 comprises of a wide range from Harney & Son's tea's, such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Ceylon & India, Eyptian Chamomile, Paris, Jasmine, Japanese Sencha, and etc.. I must say the custom designed Harney & Son tea cup is one of the largest I've ever laid my hands on in an afternoon tea set making it quite unique, as for everything else that was severed including the tea pot was very petite. Other then tea there's also a selection of coffee by illy, or hot cocoa for you to choose from. 

After a  30 minute wait for the tea set to be freshly prepared, A round three-tier stand arrived with a spread that is a mix of English and oriental influences blended into a chic and yummy looking tea set...


Top Tier
Cranberry Poppy Seed Scone
Fresh Cream & Maple Syrup

To be honest, we were quite excited to sample the Cranberry Poppy Seed Scone since the usual afternoon tea set only served plain or raisin scones. So this Cranberry Poppy Seed combination is rather new and interesting to us, but sadly it was a total let down. The scone was neither too bready nor biscuit-y, it was literally rock hard. It was so dense by itself that we could barely cut through the scone, it was like cutting through harden clay. "We just may have found our least favourite scone ever"! 

However, the fresh cream was a Hit  simply because, it was made with pure vanilla bean, elevating the plain fresh cream into an aromatic and flavorful delight. It was truly a disappointment knowing that such flavourful fresh cream had to be paired with the rock hard Cranberry Poppy Seed scone. 

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Shanghai Dumpling with Spicy Black Vinegar Ginger Dip

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Glutinous Rice Coconut and Smoked Duck

Savoury & Sandwiches
Slow Cooked Chicken Breast & Avacado Fan on Toasted Baguette
Mushroom Confit with Cheese & Pesto Sauce in Mini Soft Bun
Glutinous Rice Coconut and Smoked Duck
Shanghai Dumpling with Spicy Black Vinegar Ginger Dip

Just when I thought the rest of the afternoon tea was going to be a disappointment, everything changed on the 2nd tier, We both agreed that the savories & sandwiches are the best part of this afternoon tea set, particularly the Slow Cooked Chicken Breast & Avacado Fan. As for the mushroom confit, the combination of cheese and pesto just jazzed up the ordinary mushroom sandwich to something much more flavourful and delicious.

Other than the classic english sanwiches, you'll get some oriental savouries too like the Glutinous Rice Coconut & Smoked Duck and Shanghai Dumpling with Spicy Black Vinegar Ginger Dip. Both the oriental glutinous rice and shanghai dumpling were as tasty as it looks, just perfect. 

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Sweets
Lychee Chestnut Cone
Chocolate Mint Lava Pudding
Almond Tart with Vanilla Pineapple

Three little desserts sat at the bottom of the tray, but the real star of the show was the Chocolate Mint Lava Pudding. Flavoured with mint, the pudding gave a refreshing twist to the classic desert. Also the Lychee Chestnut Cone was surprisingly light and delectable, not too sugary with a perfect combination of fruity and creaminess to it

Overall, for the price of RM 52, I have to say that the afternoon tea at the Le Meridien Hotel KL was just average and the portions are definitely not a shareable portion, tho the service was great, and the sandwiches and sweets were flawless, sadly the scone was solidly disappointing because what's an afternoon tea experience without a good scone ? 

Le Meridien Hotel KL

Afternoon Tea
2pm to 6pm

Priced at RM 52 Nett /set



For more information, kindly visit :-

Le Meridien Hotel KL

2 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50470 KL, Malaysia
Tel : +603 2263 7888
Website : www.lemeridienkualalumpur.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/lemeridienkualalumpur

 love ♥, 
 Sarah 

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