Published on January 16, 2008
Following the successful launch of Naturally Peninsula cuisine - a "lighter, healthier food" concept pioneered by the Peninsula Hotels - executive chef Philip Sedgwick is introducing the Naturally Peninsula Afternoon Tea.
Sedgwick, a Briton who passionately believes in eating healthily, has combined the classic English afternoon-tea tradition with the wellness lifestyle.
His version featured alternative light ingredients, such as avocado, whole-grain flour, multi-grains, home-made sugar-free jams and low-calorie cream.
The Naturally Peninsula Afternoon Tea is endorsed by Gabrielle Tuscher, the hotel's guest nutrition advisor, a US-accredited and registered dietician with a master's degree in clinical nutrition.
Her mission is to work closely with the hotel's chefs to compose menu choices that are well balanced and appealing, both to the eye and the palate.
Daily from 2 to 6pm, guests can enjoy the Naturally Peninsula Teas in the Lobby and the Peninsula Boutique and Café in Siam Paragon, at the main level's Crystal Court. The cost is Bt880.
Call (02) 861 2888 for reservations.
Make mine with chocolate
Meanwhile, at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit's Zest Piano Bar, Chocolate Afternoon Tea is truly a rich and luxurious affair.
Served daily from 2.30 to 5.30pm, it involves an extensive selection of sweet pastries, including chocolate pralines, dainty sandwiches, baked chocolate scones with real clotted cream and homemade jam.
Enjoy these with the finest Twinings tea - English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Prince of Wales, Lemon Black and Finest Ceylon.
The price is Bt390, with a complimentary pot of Twinings tea.
Call (02) 207 8000, extension 8140, for reservations.
Compiled by Juthamas Cholthavornpong,
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