Lavender is both a beautiful and versatile flower. Containing essential oils that have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, when used in cuisine the bloom imparts a delicate sweet floral flavour. Inspired by these attributes, Executive Pastry Chef Sebastiaan Hoogewerf and his talented pastry chefs at The Okura Prestige Bangkok have created a wonderfully refreshing Lavender Afternoon Tea at Up & Above Bar.
From July through to September guests can indulge in sweet treats that include mixed berry macarons, black current bon bon, Hokkaido mousse, blackcurrant jelly and almond financier, coconut mousse and lavender yuzu jelly, dark cherry coconut crumble, blueberry and yuzu tart, yoghurt panacotta with forrest berries, purple potato sorbet and organic blueberry scones with clotted cream, jams and marmalade.
Freshly brewed coffee, Mariage Frères or Saro tea make the perfect companions to these sweet delights. Along with the confections the tea also includes savoury bites and sandwiches such as vegetarian pesto brioche with ikura, traditional cucumber and coronation chicken sandwiches and artisan salmon gravlax.
The Lavender Afternoon Tea is available daily from 1 July to 30 September 2020, 14:00 to 17:00 at Up & Above Bar. Priced from Baht 1,400++ inclusive of coffee, Mariage Frères or Saro tea for two persons.
Up & Above Bar is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 or email email@example.com.