This June, go on an epicurean spice trail at Axis Bar and Lounge as the afternoon tea menu takes a spin on aromatic flavours. Begin with a refreshing Masala Spiced Tea with Aloe and indulge in savouries such as the piquant Anise Marinated Prawn with Poached Pear. Choose from an exquisite three-tiered stand of desserts including highlights such as the Green Tea Pound Cake with Passion Fruit and Saffron Coulis or tantalise your taste buds with the tangy Pineapple and Lemongrass Compote on Black Pepper Choux, delicately infused with three kinds of pepper – Szechuan, black and pink pepper. Soothe the acidity with a pot of TWG tea featuring exquisite selections like First Kiss, a unique blend of white tea with hibiscus and amaranth.
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.
In celebration of Singapore’s recent achievement at this year’s Asian Pastry Cup competition, Mandarin Oriental invited us to experience Speciality Pastry Chef Desmond Lee’s works. Chef Lee was part of the winning team, beating 10 other countries to clinch the coveted Gold Prize.
Before the afternoon tea began, Chef Lee showcased his winning masterpiece-a stunning plated dessert constructed from meringue.
In celebration of the nation’s golden jubilee, Mandarin Oriental’s Axis Bar and Lounge unveils 12 exclusively locally-themed afternoon tea menus each month, inspired by Singapore’s rich history of culinary flavours. Think Cantonese Salted Egg Crab in Mini Pita Pockets, Durian French Toast and Teh Tarik Crème Brulee!
For the month of April, Mandarin Oriental’s Axis Bar presents an Easter-theme afternoon tea experience. As the pianist sets the mood, indulge in a splendid multi-course afternoon tea. Chill in comfy sofas, in a classy, sophisticated setting. Like to watch the world go by? Sit by the floor-to-ceiling windows and admire the view over Marina Bay.
Bestie and I regard taking tea as an enjoyable social ritual. I wanted to relax after a long day of meetings, while she wanted to try whether Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental afternoon tea is on par with Hong Kong’s. A valid reason to splurge a little on quality high tea, kekeke!
As the pianist sets the mood, indulge in an excellent 4 course afternoon tea. Chill in comfy sofas, in a chic, stylish setting. Sit by the floor-to ceiling windows and watch the world go by. Admire the view over Marina Bay. Don’t expect stunning views of Singapore’s skyline though, as Axis Bar is only on the 4th level. Continue reading →