Mango aficionados hear hear! For the month of May, Mandarin Oriental’s Axis Bar & Lounge presents an exquisite 5-course afternoon tea set that anchors around the yellow tropical fruit. Diners can anticipate a diverse collection of mango-theme savory treats and pretty nectarous nibbles.
While the pianist serenades with sublime piano melodies, sink into the comfy sofa and browse through Mandarin Oriental’s extensive TWG Tea Menu.
Cool down from the afternoon heat with the first course, Pineapple & Mango Jelly with Coconut Emulsion. Despite their differences, this was a lovely combination.
The second course features dainty savory canapés. The Lemongrass Marinated Prawns with Chili Mango dip was is not just a good looker, but taste fantastic as well. The large, succulent crustacean also had a crunch that could only come from it being very fresh. We also enjoy the Foie Gras Terrine with Mango Tartlet and Raw Mango Crostini with marinated bell pepper and crumbled feta cheese, which had complexity to the sweetness plus a savory edge.
Continue on the mango extravaganza with enticing Tandoori Chicken & Mango Chutney Wrap with spiced aioli, Marinated Crab Mango Baguette, Dehydrated Mango & Turkey Ham Sandwich and Smoked Salmon Sandwich refreshed by the lingering fragrance of green mango.
What’s afternoon tea without freshly baked scones? Tuck into warm Mango Yoghurt Scone and Madagascar Vanilla Scones served with berry jam, apricot compote and lashings of clotted cream. It’s always hard to resist golden brown, crusty scones with fluffy light interior. The scones are also accompanied with buttery and flaky Curried Potato, Green Mango & Cilantro Pie and Smoked Ham & Mango Turnover.
The tea session meanders off into the sweet realm, which not only earn points in visual appeal, but also appeals to the palate. Presented on a quintessential 3-tiered stand, guests can look forward to Lightly Whipped Pistachio Ganache, Mango Tapioca Shortcake, Banana Mango Bar, Coconut Sable Tart, Mango Palm Sugar Souffle Roll and Chocolate Pralines. My personal favorite would definitely be the immaculately light and airy Mango Palm Sugar Souffle Roll.
Mandarin Oriental’s mango bliss afternoon tea lineup features modern interpretations for both savories and desserts, and the creative use of ingredients deserves two thumbs up. The set is available daily, with 2 seatings on weekends and public holidays, and is priced at $42++ per person or $80++ for 2 pax. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I highly recommend this chic spot for a luscious afternoon treat. You certainly won’t be disappointed!
Many thanks to Mandarin Oriental for the invite.