Just imagine, the sea breeze blowing in every second, the sound of crashing waves, sun reflected on the white sands, and clear blue skies for as far as you can see. Then suddenly, BOOM! You blink your eyes twice and find yourselves waking up in class to the lecturer calling your name out for staring into daze in class. Man, how depressing could that be?!
Anyway, I will be updating you guys on my holiday from 2 weeks ago soon from Tanjungpinang, Bintan Island. It is a beautiful resort island located in Kepulauan Riau of Indonesia. Please do look forward to it!
Okay, so back to how I was feeling bored stiff and inattentive in class. I figured that I really needed to find something to get my good mojo back, 'cause you know, getting back in class after a long holiday can really turn you off. (Well, at least in my case, it does)
In the end, I finally got some friends to hang out with me, and we planned to catch a movie, Ant-Man, which has just been released not long ago. Yay! And so we head over towards Gandaria City, where the IMAX studio is available. Thankfully, traffic that day was pretty clear so we managed to arrive pretty fast.
There were several hours left before the movie starts, so we went ahead and had a tea time session at Lady Alice Tearoom, of which I remembered from my past visits that the chimney cakes here were very good.
About The Place
I'm pretty sure that most of you out there have ever heard about the famous fairytale, Alice in Wonderland. Yes indeed, within that story, Alice joined in a tea party, hosted by The Mad Hatter, after tumbling down the rabbit hole. With a pleasing combination of blue and white tones as well as a dreamy-like setting, Lady Alice Tearoom is here for those of you who would also like to relive the fantasy of having such a pleasant tea party.
Of course, they also have their main course menus here as well, but as the name suggested us with the word; 'tearoom', of course we had to take a look on how their Tea Party Set looks like.
The Lady Alice Tea Party Set (IDR 120K) is a tea party set for two people, consisting of assortment of finger sandwiches, buttery scones with fruit preserves and whipped cream, chimney cake, custard puff pastry & fruits, any 2 choices of the homemade cakes on display, and a pot of tea with your selection of teabag.
|Clockwise; Homemade Cakes, Custard Puff Pastry w/ Fruits, Chimney Cakes, Tea, Finger Sandwiches, Buttery Scone.|
We got ourselves the cake choices of a Red Velvet Cake & a slice of Matcha Cake. And as for the tea, we chose the selection of Lady Alice Tea.
To me personally, the cake was a bit too sweet for my liking, and the texture was a bit too dry as well. The fragrance of the cake is pretty strong in a way that you wouldn't feel able to eat much of it.
On the 2nd row of the tea set, we have the famous Chimney Cake and the Custard Puff Pastry with Fruits. The Chimney Cakes had definitely worked their charm as always, the cream inside was just at the right level of sweetness. Even though I had remembered it as way much better before, it still managed to satisfy me anyway.
The Custard Puff Pastry was no less delicious than the Chimney Cake too, I liked how soft the pastry was, and the texture of the custard was divine, it spreads evenly inside your mouth. The fruits placed on top of it also freshens up your taste buds.
Down under the lowest tray, there was a Buttery Scone and some Finger Sandwiches. The smell of the butter from the Scone is pretty fragrant, and the fruit preserves bring up a freshening sensation to your mouth. Aside from that, the Finger Sandwiches were quite okay, but at the same time, they taste pretty standard as well.
For every tea time sessions, the tea has got to be superb. I would say that we have made the correct choice by choosing the Lady Alice Tea selection. The tea was fragrant and we were teased by the bits of freshness in the tea. It was simply a perfect touch to the set.
Gandaria City, Lot 211 Level 2
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda
Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Selatan
DKI Jakarta 12240, Indonesia
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