We commenced our 100% vegan afternoon tea with Swiss-roll style spiced guacamole creations, creamy cashew cheese and spinach leaves served on a soft, dark bread and fresh spring rolls filled with carrot and marinated tofu ponzu; we savoured them, we were feeling blessed to have a such an exciting array of savoury delights but for us, the center piece of any good afternoon tea has to be the scones and that’s where we went next.
There were two varieties of vegan scone to enjoy, ‘Grape and Apple’ and ‘Earl Grey Tea’; they were both light on the inside with a good crust on the outside and divine when enjoyed with the cherry jam and chantilly cream and lime zest. Unrivalled and unparalleled, they were the finest scones we’ve ever eaten. But there was more and it was all equally as mind blowing. A brioche with roasted and caremelized almonds containing a sweet paste full of roasted ground hazelnuts and crystals of sweet sugar. Salted caramel chocolate cookies that was oozing with chocolate flavour, swirls of chocolate, chunks of chocolate on a soft chocolate cookie base and then get that hit of salted caramel to descend fully into this immense chocolate indulgence. Finally, a delicate and crisp granola and hazelnut sablé comprising dark chocolate, mini boulders of biscuit and hazelnuts; sweet, crunchy and satisfying on every level.