Arteastiq has recently unveiled a brand new afternoon tea lineup, as well as tweaked their main menu. This time, the focus is on local produce, and items are also made fresh daily, in-house.
Known for its sophisticated elegant setting, artisanal teas and art jamming, Arteastiq is a stunning venue to relax over a meal or exquisite teas.
Arteastiq’s refreshed afternoon tea set, presented on a 2-tier bird cage stand, is certainly Instagram-worthy, and also perfect for a tête–à–tête.
Savory morsels include Vol Au Vent (mushroom capers pastry), Panini Morsi (foie gras with pommery mustard spread, sandwich between toasted brioche), Viva Duck (smoked suck with argula salad and horse radish mayo wrapped in tortilla) and Smoked Salmon with micro salad, cream cheese mousse, topped with fried shallots. My favorite was the Vol Au Vent, where fragrant mushrooms sit in buttery puff pastry, enhanced with arugula spears and extra virgin olive oil.
Nibble on dainty sweet treats such as Arteastiq’s unique Salted Egg Macaron with chewy coffee macaron shell or Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, which is essentially vanilla sponge with caramelized pineapple and maraschino cherries. The deconstructed Matcha Cheesecake could do with more intense green tea flavours; it’s other components, such popping candy and cookies crumble, inject an element of surprise and texture into the otherwise average dessert. Another highlight is the Chocolate Truffle, where a whole macadamia nut lies hidden within valrhona dark chocolate ganache.
What really impressed me is the Afternoon Tea Set’s quality and affordability. Its only $48++ for 2 pax, and that price includes 2 beverages, which are worth $11 each.
We also sampled a couple of new inclusions that recently joined the collection of tantalizing offerings in Arteastiq’s main menu.
To start, munch on Atlantic Dance, a hearty salad of fresh sautéed octopus and mesclun, will captivate your taste buds. The salad is further elevated with baby red radish slices, feta cheese and crunchy sweet potato chips. Popping candy makes another appearance here, which lends a hint of sweetness and adds intrigue to this starter.
Carnivores will relish The Fawn And The Wilderness where the original flavors of young deer are embraced. In order to retain the authentic gamy flavors of the venison, the chef approaches take a light-handed approach towards its seasoning, which comprises of salt and rosemary. The tender meat is complemented with classic coriander salsa verde, sautéed cherry tomatoes and broccolini.
If you prefer something lighter, there’s Mermaid’s Blush, a dish of pan seared snapper accompanied with arugula and a medley of 4 different varieties of earthy mushrooms.
Who can resist chocolate? Arteastiq’s new creation, Mount Etna’s Peak, is a textural play on premium dark chocolate- crack open the chocolate shell and discover airy mouse within. The chocolate is contrasted with zesty yuzu gelato and a smidgen of berries, where acidic tones refresh the palate.
Interesting set lunches, relaxing afternoon teas and romantic dinners, there’s something for everyone at Arteastiq. Art enthusiasts can unleash their passions and escape the stress of fast-paced city life at the Art Jamming Studio. Immersing in art is a beneficial activity to conclude a stressful work day or recharge over the weekends.