High Tea, CasCades, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Cascades High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Coconut palms arrayed the length of the valley make a postcard perfect backdrop for an afternoon of tea, cakes and savouries at CasCades, Viceroy Ubud.
High Tea comes as a set including assorted sandwiches and sweets with a pot of coffee or tea. A singular rectangular tray holds the line up making it quite a manageable platter and a fitting in-between-meals snack.
Be sure to take the local favourite, banana fritter, with cinnamon, coconut and salted caramel first. Best eaten while hot, it puts a huge grin on hubby’s face and he quickly jumps in before I pop mine in my mouth so kindly offering, “If you don’t want it, I’ll have it.” I smile a look of, “No chance buddy,” and devour the hot treat just as quickly.
Banana FritterA trio of assorted sandwiches made on white bread with crusts removed, contain smoked salmon, chicken and cucumber. Bread is fresh, as are fillings, and they make a standard high tea participant.
Assorted SandwichesA troupe of petite sweets furnish a mixed bag of crunchy, creamy, chewy and spongy:
A soft brownie is moist and chocolaty and fills the sides of the mouth with a sticky deliciousness.
BrownieA dainty white chocolate biscuit round is covered with a cloud of lime mousse. This coalition of sweet and sour is a happy marriage.
Lime BiscuitA triangle of a French classic, the financier, features a springy moist core, golden exterior and is rimmed with a sprinkling of raisins.
FinancierWhite chocolate cannoli with caramel mousse is the sweetest of them all and a soft lovely moosh in the mouth.
White Chocolate CannoliThe chewiness of the thick coconut cookie makes a direct contrast to the melt-in-the-mouth cannoli and at the same time is just as pleasurable.
Coconut BiscuitChanging consistencies again, the marshmallow coated in shredded coconut, vanishes upon touching the tongue almost immediately but leaves a memory of sweet coconut on the taste buds.
MarshmallowComing back full circle, we finish with a return to local traditions with the delicate pancake rolled with coconut and palm sugar.
Balinese PancakeCasCades High Tea is priced at Rp. 190 000 including a pot of tea or coffee.
Reasons to visit:stunning valley views; pleasant light afternoon treat.
CasCadesViceroy BaliJalan LanyahanBr Nagi, UbudBali 80571Indonesia+62 361 971 777www.viceroybali.com
Food Blog by: THe Yum List