THERE are few things in this world that can be cultured, civilised
and decadently indulgent all at the same time, but high tea is
one of them. Even more so when enjoyed at one of the trendiest spots in Jozi,
the High Street at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch.
The buffet-style high tea is served every Sunday afternoon between
2pm and 6pm with a lavish spread of cakes, sweet and savoury treats,
pastries muffins, sandwiches, fruits and cheeses to make you swoon with pleasure.
Executive chef Vincent San and his team pull out all the stops,
baking creations like chocolate mousse, chocolate cream, vanilla butter cream,
caramel vanilla, baked cheese and carrot cakes, tempting enough to sway a saint.
It’s definitely time to put the diet on hold when you consider the
light-as-air buttery scones with jam and whipped cream, and the
chocolate pancakes stuffed with orange and mint syrup. The sweetness
is balanced with mini smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, savoury
muffins and that all time high tea classic, cucumber sandwiches.
With the crusts cut off, of course.
Loll on loungers outside or settle into a white leather wingback chair
inside this uber chic environment whilst maintaining a feel of an traditional
Italian coffee shop as you contemplate your next mouthful…chocolate
friandise and dipped strawberries, or something from the cheese board? Or both?
High tea the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Melrose Arch costs R85 a person,
including your choice from a selection of fine speciality teas like
Ceylon, camomile, rooibos, Earl Grey, English breakfast, peppermint or green tea.
Lavazza Super Crem coffee, cappuccinos and speciality coffees are served on
request at an additional charge, as are other beverages like champagne.
For more information contact
Managing Director Irvine Partners
Senior Account Director Irvine Partners
(+27) 21 424-5594
(+27) 21 424-5594
076 703 9950
083 3177 062
About Protea Hotels
Protea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and
has a footprint of more than 120 properties throughout South Africa
and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia
and Kenya amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character
and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats,
all in the 3 and 4-star markets. Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World
Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of
3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards and the winner
of 2 Coolest Hotel Group in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards.
The hotel group became a wholly owned South African company again in April
2009 after a consortium comprising Protea Hotels management, its BEE
shareholders and Investec Private Equity bought back the 74 percent
stake the hotel group sold to Australian-based Stella Hospitality
Group three years ago.
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For more information, please visit www.proteahotels.com.