Flaming High Tea @ Le Cordon Bleu

High tea is one of my favourite experiences: selecting the blend of tea, starting with a number of sandwiches with cold cuts, salad and cheese, fluffy scones slathered with jam and light-as-clouds whipped cream, and an assortment of delicate pastries – whether they be miniature buttery shortcrust tarts, silky handmade chocolates filled with oozy caramel,…

Vaucluse House Tearooms

I can’t believe its been a month since my last post! Moving last month certainly took a toll on my energy and creativity levels – not to mention my wallet. Prior to starting the nightmare task of packing, my brother-in-law – also a fellow culinary enthusiast – hazarded a guess that I would have more…

Afternoon Tea @ Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Sydney

If you are a follower of me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably would have heard the news by now: I have been shortlisted for MasterChef Australia Series 8 Top 50! I will have to wait until close to the end of September to determine if I go through to the next round – the…

Vodka High Tea @ Food Society

I was quite a tomboy when I was growing up. During the early years of primary school I got along with both the girls and the boys, but it was the company of the boys I enjoyed the most – because they did all the exciting things. Climbing trees, crawling with your belly in the dirt, rolling…

The Tea Room Gunners Barracks

If I were to tell you that you had three months to plan a wedding, what would you do? I would probably hear you laugh in disbelief, scoff, shriek, roll your eyes – any one of them, or a combination of all of them; which was exactly my reaction when The Sister told me that…

Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Scones

I adore high tea. The whole process of dressing up for the occasion, the elaborate tier when it comes out, stacked with the dainty sandwiches, warm scones and various delicate treats, and the whole procedure of pouring your tea through the strainer and the adding of milk while stirring with your little spoon. Scones is…

The Victoria Room Tea Salon

Scones, cakes, sandwiches, tea. I suppose when you think about it, the food at a high tea is essentially quite easy to make for anyone culinary inclined, but it truly is the whole atmosphere of it that really gives it its novelty – the awe at the tier when it’s brought to your table, how…

Orange & Almond Victorian Sponge

When looking at the recipe for this cake, it looked decidedly like it should have been photographed in sepia. This is certainly a little more of an old-fashioned cake, in comparison to the ‘fad’ cakes of today, such as the croquembouche and macaron towers of terror. I find there’s little appreciation for good, old-fashioned classics…

Cafe Madeleine

As a foodie, you can imagine I read a lot of restaurant reviews. Not necessarily with the intention of visiting, but also just to read about the food trends going around, the state of service nowadays, what is hot and what is not. And now and again I’ll pop by a review of a place…