Wednesday, February 22, 2017

French Afternoon Tea (Le Gouter) @ Brasserie 25, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur


Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur has just opened it's door's And being an afternoon tea addict, it has led me to  Braserrie 25 situated at the lobby of this chic new hotel  and I can proudly confirm - it's up there with my top 10 favourite places for afternoon tea..

French Afternoon Tea (Le Gouter) @ Brasserie 25, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur (feature)


Now you might be wondering, what's Le Gouter. Well, Le Gouter a term used by the French for a mid-afternoon snack or tea time and the main difference between French afternoon tea and English afternoon tea is basically the savouries and scones. Le Gouter consist solely of sweet treats whereas English afternoon tea has a selections of finger sandwiches and scones. 


Brasserie 25 at Hotel Stripes, with it's sleek and minimalist interior design is warm and spacious.  All the tables are spaced just nicely next to each other so it feels comfortable and intimate. I personally like how quiet it is in the middle of the afternoon so the place feels like it's all yours when you're savoring the delicious teas and deserts.

Afternoon Tea at Brasserie 25 is priced at a modest RM 60 per pax, considering the free flow of sweet treats and desserts that you will be getting. Anyway, to start off the afternoon tea, we were served with a pot of black tea with coffee and other drinks charged at menu price.                    


Steak Fries with Sambal and Cheese
Sardine Karipap 
Vegetable Deep Fried Spring Roll

Savouries arrived to our table after the tea and they were good with a nice variety. For a bit of a twist, the Steak Fries was served with sambal sauce and cheese, giving a Malaysian touch to the dish. The flavours and ingredients for all the savouries were not overly pronounced either, they were balanced, just the way a Malaysian would love it to be. 


Next was the sweet treats, There are about 10 items on the dessert tray with a mix of tartlets, french macaroons, madeleines, marshmallows, meringue, biscotti and many more. You get to pick and choose any desserts you want from the tray. The lovely thing they do here is constantly replenish your desserts selection with a full tray making it's way around the room throughout the whole afternoon tea session. Just be careful not to over indulge in a sugary rush as it will come crashing down..:P 
  




All of the desserts were magnificent and very intricately put together. Apple tarts were flavourful with the sweetness from the caramelized apple and dust of cinnamon powder, madeleines and the french almond cake was a dream come true, macaroons and marshmallows was homemade, fresh and vibrant. It tasted as good as it looked. But the lemon tarts were really something special. These weren't any typical lemon tart that comes with an overpowering sour lemon flavour, instead the lemon flavour was so light and fluffy, the perfect ending to an utterly divine French Afternoon Tea. 

Overall, we had a great Le Gouter experience at Brasserie 25, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur and one I actually recommend. As not only they offer free-flow of desserts but they have a nice ambiance to enjoy it with. The only downside is the tea selection available, which hopefully they will be expanding their tea menu in the future. Anyway, at a price of RM 60 nett per person, it's certainly worth every single penny.  

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Le Gouter (French Afternoon Tea)
3pm to 6pm

Priced at RM 60 nett per person


For more information, kindly visit :-

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

25, Jalan Kamunting,
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603 2038 0000
Website : www.stripeskl.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/ytlhotels/

 love ♥, 
 Sarah 

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