Sakura afternoon tea in bloom at Okura Bangkok

tasty March 22, 2019 01:00

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The Up & Above Bar at the Okura Prestige Bangkok marks Japan’s much-loved sakura festival with a Sakura Afternoon Tea set for two from April 1 to June 30.



Diners can enjoy tantalising savoury delights including smoked ham and karashi sandwiches with smoked pickle, shrimp and apple salad choux, traditional cucumber sandwiches, egg and basil salad with fried quail egg, and warm poached egg with truffle and potato espuma. 

 

They are perfectly paired with the Sakura Afternoon Tea redolent of the fragrant flavours of spring. 

Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with sakura chocolate praline, sakura mont blanc, choux cream cherry blossom, white peach & lychee verrine, lychee & peach chesse cake, cherry blossom macaron, pickled sakura scones and a selection of jams, marmalade and artisan clotted cream. 

 

Rounding off the afternoon of indulgence is a refreshing peach sorbet. 

All go exceptionally well with specially crafted Sakura Mariage Freres tea or freshbrewed Illy coffee. 

The tea set is priced at Bt1,290-plus, inclusive of premium coffee or tea for two.

Book a seat at (02) 687 9000 or email upandabove@okurabangkok.com.