Raffles Hotel Citrus Afternoon Tea

Raffles Hotel Citrus Afternoon Tea. Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore is hosting a summer special — Citrus Afternoon Tea at The Grand Lobby — till August 4. On offer for guests is an aromatic spectrum of citrus flavours, featuring kaffir lime, pink pomelo, cedrat, finger lime, and yuzu sourced from across Asia, Australia, and France.

The Citrus Afternoon Tea at The Grand Lobby, which began in June, has been curated by Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin. The menu has an opulent spread of citrus-infused desserts, paired alongside well-loved savoury creations and home-baked scones.

Elegantly presented on a three-tier silver stand, the first-of-its-kind Citrus Afternoon Tea includes Kaffir Lime Chocolate Cremeux, featuring an invigorating burst of kaffir limes sourced from Thailand coupled with a velvety cocoa affair.

Pink pomelo, a well-loved tropical citrus fruit from Malaysia, presents a lovely blend of sweet and tangy notes complemented with a subtle hint of bitterness in the Pink Pomelo Cheesecake, an innovative rendition of a beloved classic dessert.

Discover the aromatic complexity of French Cedrat in the Cedrat Ginger Cake, a harmonious union of the zesty French citrus matched with the spicy warmth of ginger.

Guests may also enjoy Verbena Finger Lime Tartlet, accentuated with an aromatic and invigorating amalgamation spotlighting Australian finger lime pulp, meticulously folded in with lemon Chantilly and layered between delicate sablée.

Strawberry Yuzu Rollcake
Strawberry Yuzu Rollcake. Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

Relish the luscious Strawberry Yuzu Rollcake, a delicate confection elevated by the vibrancy of Japanese yuzu accompanied with sun-ripened strawberries.

The citrus indulgence continues with a selection of delectable savouries, including Foie Gras Crème Brûlée with Grapefruit Espuma, a dynamic blend of richness with caramelised sweetness of the crème brûlée coupled with a lively burst of tangy grapefruit; as well as Smoked Salmon Blinis, dainty mini pancakes topped with subtly-smoked salmon and accented with kaffir lime jelly.

Foie Gras Crème Brûlée with Grapefruit Espuma
Foie Gras Crème Brûlée with Grapefruit Espuma. Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

A variety of finger sandwiches also awaits, including classics such as Egg Mayonnaise and Tuna Mayonnaise with Alfalfa Sprouts.

The Citrus Afternoon Tea is served alongside The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original, raisin, and savoury scones, complemented perfectly with clotted cream and exceptional rose petal jam. Guests may choose to elevate the experience with a choice of single garden teas or Raffles custom blended coffee beans.

Elevate the gastronomic experience with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut at SGD 33++ per glass or Champagne Rosé at SGD 43++ per glass.

When: Till 4 August 2024
Monday to Sunday: 12 noon to 5.30pm
*Reservations for the Citrus Afternoon Tea experience must be made a day in advance.
*Classic Afternoon Tea will also be made available alongside Citrus Afternoon Tea.

Where: The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673 (Located at the Main Building, accessible via the main hotel entrance)

Dress Code: Casual Chic (No shorts and slippers)

Price: SGD 98++ per guest

Website: https://www.rafflessingapore.com/restaurant/the-grand-lobby/