Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud, Indonesia

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
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.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Banana Fritter
A 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.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Assorted Sandwiches
A 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.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Brownie
A dainty white chocolate biscuit round is covered with a cloud of lime mousse. This coalition of sweet and sour is a happy marriage.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Lime Biscuit
A triangle of a French classic, the financier, features a springy moist core, golden exterior and is rimmed with a sprinkling of raisins.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Financier
White chocolate cannoli with caramel mousse is the sweetest of them all and a soft lovely moosh in the mouth.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
White Chocolate Cannoli
The 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.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Coconut Biscuit
Changing 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.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Marshmallow
Coming back full circle, we finish with a return to local traditions with the delicate pancake rolled with coconut and palm sugar.

CasCades, High Tea, Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Balinese Pancake
CasCades 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.

CasCades
Viceroy Bali
Jalan Lanyahan
Br Nagi, Ubud
Bali 80571
Indonesia
+62 361 971 777

5 comments:

  1. I just love tea and the sandwiches look so nice. The coconut sounds divine!

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  2. Their sandwiches look a bit dry thou :(
    Any good?

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  3. White Chocolate Cannoli? i'd want that! love white chocolate :D

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  4. English afternoon tea with a rainforest view! Incongruous but charming :)

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