If you survived the 365-day long Red Wedding that is 2016, then you definitely
deserve to treat yourself and a good friend over great food and even greater tea at a classy place.
The best part? It’s less than PhP800 for two people. Oh, wait, hold up. The best part is that it’s at the iconic Marco Polo Manila Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City.
Here’s why you should experience Afternoon Tea at Marco Polo Manila’s Connect Lounge.
Gorgeous and delicious selection of tea time treats
This is a great way to pamper yourself. Afternoon Tea at Marco Polo Manila’s Connect Lounge comes with an assortment of gourmet sandwiches, desserts, and scones with clotted cream and jam. I nearly finished all of ’em, but it’s really good for two adults.
An amusing amuse bouche
Afternoon Tea starts with their Amuse Bouche of the Day.
For Friday, they served Mango and Watermelon Sherbet. Quite a presentation for a refreshing twist on an otherwise common treat. To say that I was amused with their amuse bouche is an understatement.
High quality tea selections
My favorite tea is chamomile and I was pleasantly surprised when they served me loose leaf (or shall I say, loose flower) chamomile tea instead of the bagged variant.
Personalized sandwiches — from baguettes to toppings
Guests have the choice to customize their sandwiches from several kinds of baguette (including pesto, tomato, and squid ink) to a myriad of toppings like cold cuts, salmon gravlax, cheeses, spreads, fruits and vegetables.
This is tea time according to your own taste, but with world class ingredients.
Sweet and savory treats to accompany the perfect cup of tea
Aside from English scones served with jam and clotted cream, Afternoon Tea is served with an assortment of pastries — each day a different selection from the other. From savory treats to irresistible desserts, Connect Lounge makes sure your tea time is at its most enjoyable.
That exquisite Chocolate Fondant
Marco Polo Manila’s chocolate fondant cups are the perfect way to end your Afternoon Tea. The chocolate cake itself is not overly sweet and the addition of vanilla cream sauce or dark chocolate sauce adds a finer, sweeter flavor to the fondant. This is best enjoyed while warm because of its sinfully delicious gooey center.
All this delectable food would be hard to enjoy if service is horrible. Thank goodness you’re enjoying tea at Marco Polo Manila, where every guest gets nothing but their signature first-class service with a smile.
Afternoon Tea at Connect Lounge is available daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at PhP 788 for two guests (taxes and service charge included). Connect Lounge is located the 24th floor of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Hotel, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City. For inquiries and reservations, call (0916) 110-0189.
By CHING DEE