MILLE FLEURS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Fashionable Life -

The sub­tly de­li­cious scent of or­chids fills the cool con­ser­va­tory, bask­ing in the glow of early evening. An el­e­gant few, in hushed tones, sip on tea and en­joy the sump­tu­ous treats that The Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur has to of­fer in its leg­endary Af­ter­noon Tea ses­sion. Imag­ine Lewis Car­roll’s Alice fall­ing once again through the rab­bit hole 10 years af­ter her first adventure. In the won­der­land that is the Or­chid Con­ser­va­tory, ex­pect a more grown-up, so­phis­ti­cated Mad Hat­ter’s tea party. Play­ful or­chids of del­i­cate yel­low, or­angey pinks, and an­gelic whites line the glass atrium, giv­ing the con­ser­va­tory an oth­er­worldly mood. There’s a three-tiered tray of en­chant­ing sweet bites that per­fectly com­ple­ments the charm­ing ta­ble set­ting. Savoury de­lights in­clude an as­sort­ment of de­lec­ta­ble sand­wiches from the clas­sic egg and cu­cum­ber to pineap­ple acar with roasted chicken to smoked salmon and ocean-fresh tuna. Not to be missed are the freshly baked scones (plain and raisin), rich choco­late cup­cakes, mixed berries baklava, madeleines, and hazelnut and pas­sion fruit cream.

To shake things up a lit­tle, the chef sends out a hotbox with a va­ri­ety of savoury treats that change from day to day. It’s the chef’s lit­tle sur­prise, which could be small tri­an­gles of pineap­ple and chicken piz­zas or tra­di­tional lo­cal favourites like prawn puffs. Be it a girls day out or a Fa­ther’s Day treat, an af­ter­noon at the Or­chid Con­ser­va­tory is al­ways a mar­vel­lous idea. www.ma­je­stickl.comj You will al­ways be his lit­tle girl. This Fa­ther’s Day, give Daddy dear­est the finestf TWG Tea. In­spired by a king’s strength, the col­lec­tion em­anates a mag­nif­i­cencemg that be­fits a fa­ther. Try the Earl Grey Gen­tle­men Tea, a ro­bust Cey­lon blend with fra­grant berg­amot. www.twgtea.com

TWG Earl Grey Gen­tle­men Tea

The Or­chid Con­ser­va­tory, The Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur

Af­ter­noon tea at the Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur

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