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