*March 2017 I have review LS for The High Tea Society.
I have been to Louis Sergeant’s for cake and a drink with Miss Muffin but never for High Tea. I have heard mixed reviews about the High Tea and the opportunity to go had never arisen, until today.
A friend was visiting Wellington from Dunedin and it was the perfect opportunity for a few friends to meet and indulge in a French High Tea. And indulge we did. I walked in with no expectations and we were seated at a long table with a perfect white table cloth and laid with beautiful tea cups. When it was established that our empty seat wasn’t going to be filled we were educated on the way of the Louis Sergeant High Tea. Tea was the first thing we had to choose.
We were given a clipboard with drink options and told the tea from the front of the menu was refillable and we could swap teas if we wanted, I had the City of Light. I liked this as often it is just the one cup and/or choice. We could have had champagne but we all chose to focus on the food.
When the food arrived it was explained by a staff member with a very French accent. We got the gist but did get muddled up with the green domed savoury on the middle layer. We were sure we were told peppermint but it was defiantly pea and not peppermint. This was the only thing served that many didn’t like. I did but then I love mushy peas and will happily eat them cold from the tin (shhh, don’t tell the food police).
Everything else went down a treat, Oh I tell a lie. Some of the table found the chocolate cake too strong and were unsure about the texture. I saved the day and helped them get over their guilt by eating it for them. Overall, this was a most excellent high tea and I was impressed with the skills used to make it. Everything was different and just the right size. I have no idea how the little version of the of the red domed pistachio morsel was made. It was a nice change to have a hazelnut creme in the choux pastry. I am not going to go through everything because when you go it may be different. If you want to ask me anything, ask away.
I am now going to let you look at the photographs, please don;t blame me if you lick your screen.