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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth's High Tea

Indulging in a high tea at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is always a journey of refinement and sophistication, and the newly introduced Couture High Tea takes this experience to unparalleled heights. As you step into the heart of Sydney's CBD, prepare to be whisked away to the streets of Paris as you immerse yourself in the world of French elegance and delectable delights.

Experience an Archibald High Tea for a limited time

Until September 3, experience the artistic allure of our annual Archibald High Tea, inspired by the prestigious Archibald Prize for portrait painting. This year, our pastry team draws inspiration from the captivating Packing Room Prize 2023 winning portrait, "Clown jewels," by artist Andrea Huelin, showcasing the vibrant subject, Cal Wilson. Our Archibald-inspired High Tea menu perfectly blends traditional treats with whimsical French delights, mirroring the painting's lively and joyful essence. Indulge in a sensory journey that celebrates artistry and culinary finesse. Join us in paying homage to this esteemed exhibition and savour the fusion of art and flavour at its finest during your visit.

A Gastronomic Masterpiece of French Delicacies

Sofitel Sydney High Tea is a true celebration of French patisserie, crafted with meticulous attention to detail by Sofitel Sydney Wentworth's talented chefs. The experience begins with the most delicate and colourful macarons, each bite a symphony of textures and flavors that transport you straight to the iconic patisseries of Paris.The oh-so-famous "religieuse" with a touch of rose and raspberry is a showstopper, a choux pastry confection filled with the most delightful crème that elegantly marries floral and fruity notes.

Another French delight that graces the High Tea is the mandarin-vanilla cannelé from Bordeaux. With its caramelized crust and moist center, it perfectly captures the essence of this classic pastry originating from the charming streets of Bordeaux.

A revisited Opera cake, a timeless French dessert, is artfully presented with layers of almond sponge, coffee syrup, French buttercream, and chocolate ganache. Each bite is a harmony of flavors, and you'll find yourself savouring every morsel with delight.The finale of the sweet ensemble is the lemon myrtle meringue petite tartelette. Combining the zesty notes of lemon myrtle with the delicate fluffiness of meringue, it provides a refreshing and satisfying end to the sweet part of the high tea experience.

An Enchanting Setting in the Velvet Room

For the first time, the High Tea is exclusively served in the hotel's Velvet Room, a luxurious space that overlooks the enchanting Garden Court. As you settle into the opulent surroundings, you'll find yourself immersed in an ambiance of elegance and refinement, perfectly complementing the culinary journey that awaits.

Savoury Temptations to Delight Your Palate

While the sweet delicacies steal the spotlight, the savoury offerings of the Couture High Tea are equally delightful. The signature mini baguette with slow-roasted truffle beef is a taste of indulgence, combining the rich flavors of tender beef with the earthy aroma of truffles.

The petit pea choux & caviar adds a touch of sophistication to the experience, with its delicate choux pastry filled with the vibrant flavors of peas and topped with a luxurious hint of caviar. The quiche featuring smoked duck and porcini is a culinary masterpiece that showcases the chefs' artistry, while the traditional French chicken pithivier presents an elegant balance of flavours and textures. And of course, the Tasmanian smoked salmon blinis with creme fraiche continue to make a delightful appearance, adding a touch of lightness and freshness to the savouries.

Champagne, Cocktails, and Premium Teas

To elevate the experience further, guests of our High Tea have the option to indulge in a glass of French Champagne or savour the signature cocktail, adding an effervescent touch of celebration to the afternoon. For those who prefer a non-alcoholic option, the assortment of premium Silver Jubilee by Dilmah teas awaits, each one brewed to perfection, ensuring a harmonious pairing with the culinary delights.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has elevated the art of high tea to a level of unparalleled refinement and elegance. From the delicate macarons to the revisited Opera cake and the exclusive setting of the Velvet Room, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to make guests feel like Parisiennes in the heart of Sydney CBD.

Whether you're seeking an enchanting escape or a luxurious indulgence, our High Tea promises an unforgettable journey through French patisserie, complemented by the opulence of the Velvet Room and the world-class hospitality of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. It's an experience that celebrates the art of tea, culinary finesse, and the joy of being transported to the timeless charm of Paris.