miSS pIGGy •
12 Jun 2008 • 72 reviews • 11 followers
I was invited for afternoon tea at The Bar@ One-ninety 1 fine afternoon. We were seated outdoor alfresco area and the lush greenery and water features added to the relaxing, luxe touch.
I ordered Earl Grey tea and it came in a bone china pot with a separate leaf filter by the side. Smell of the bergamot is uplifting and more intense than the leaf bags. I checked the leaves inside it is whole leaves which unfurl when steeped. (good quality) The tea caddy has 3 tiers, one for scones, one for sweet and one for savoury bites.
The scones go with strawberry conserves and Devonshire cream which are served by the side. The scones are fluffy and fragrant… reminds me of my time in London… The sweets are: maccaron (better than Canele IMHO) which is a melt in your mouth sensation and not too sweet. The usual strawberry tartlet, choco hazel delight, mango swiss, etc.
The savouries have smoked salmon on puff pastry, peppered egg mini brioche and sandwich selections. Overall do not be deceived by the mini sizes, it can be pretty filling.
The staff is very attentive, always checking if you wanted more hot water for the tea pot, rolling down the shades if it is drizzling (crazy SG weather) or clearing the ashtrays. Total impeccable service…and with a smile.