After checking into St Regis, we proceeded to The Drawing Room for our complimentary afternoon tea. The Drawing Room serves 3 different sets of afternoon tea: Classic Set (950 baht for 2 pax), St Regis Set (1050 baht for 2 pax) and a luxurious St Regis Royal Set (6400 baht for 2 pax) which boasts Moet Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne, oysters, Russian beluga caviar, scallops and foie gras.
The Drawing room stocks a considerable range of teas- black teas, green teas and Thai teas. The weather was very hot outside, so I wanted something with a light, delicate aroma. And iced please!
The waitress recommended iced Doke Premium White Tea, which was a perfect choice. Meticulously handpicked, this white team comes from the Doke Estate in small province Bihar where biodynamic agriculture is used. The tea is smooth with a hint of sweet floral touch.
We sat at the bar, which is just behind the Drawing Room. Diners can enjoy the view of the golf course and the gentle tunes played by the pianist while nibbling on afternoon treats.
The first tier contains:
Cucumber Finger Sandwich with Mango sauce-Thai twist to the traditional cucumber sandwich with mayonnaise
Fried anchovies and shallots, long beans, fresh pomelo and prawn. This totally blew me away. The fresh pomelo gave refreshing burst of flavor amongst savory fried anchovies and shallots. The chopped raw long beans added a crunchy texture to this harmonious combination.
Smoked salmon topped with caviar
Vietnamese rice paper rolls with lettuce, carrots and mango with tomyam seasoning- spicy for sure, but not numbing, so one still can taste the mango and fresh vegetables
Fluffy, light plain and raisin scones with clotted cream, whipped cream, lemon marmalade and jam.
The top tier houses the sweets, which were all competently done and beautifully presented.
Pistachio cake with chocolate bits
Sweet potato tart
Thai Mung Bean Marzipan
Thank you St Regis for the splendid afternoon!