|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.
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.
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.
A dainty white chocolate biscuit round is covered with a cloud of lime mousse. This coalition of sweet and sour is a happy marriage.
A triangle of a French classic, the financier, features a springy moist core, golden exterior and is rimmed with a sprinkling of raisins.
White chocolate cannoli with caramel mousse is the sweetest of them all and a soft lovely moosh in the mouth.
|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.
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.
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 is priced at Rp. 190 000 including a pot of tea or coffee.
Reasons to visit: stunning valley views; pleasant light afternoon treat.
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