Celebrating the art of living ‘the French way’, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth will host an exclusive new high tea for a limited time in its Velvet Lounge.
It seems fitting that the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, which first opened in December 1966, will play host to a couture-themed new High Tea concept, served for the first time in its luxurious Velvet Lounge overlooking the Garden Court.
As one of Sydney’s longest-serving five-star international hotels, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been a shoot location for many fashion and editorial photo shoots throughout the decades. It is also where the late HRH Queen Elizabeth II stayed when visiting Sydney to officially open the Sydney Opera House in 1973; and where, 10 years later in 1983, the then Prince Charles spun around a blushing Princess Diana in a blue chiffon dress on the hotel’s ballroom dancefloor.
Drawing on Sofitel’s nods to French style and glamour, the French inspired ‘Couture High Tea’ will run on weekends from now until the end of November. It is designed as a fully immersive experience, where sweet tooths can look forward to macarons, ‘religieuse’ (French pastry) with a touch of rose and raspberry, mandarin-vanilla cannelés from Bordeaux, Opera cake and lemon myrtle meringue petite tarte.
Savoury treats will include a signature mini baguette with slow roasted truffle beef, petit pea choux and caviar, quiche with smoked duck and porcini, traditional French chicken pithivier and Tasmanian smoked salmon blinis with crème fraiche.
Sip on Moet Imperial Champagne or Sofitel’s Signature Cocktail, which includes gin, Chambord, watermelon syrup, lemon and cranberry juice – or choose from a selection of Silver Jubilee by Dilmah teas.
High Tea will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm from 22 October to 30 November 2022. Priced at $89 per person.