Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bespoke Afternoon Tea @ Farquhar Mansion, Penang

Gwendolyn Tang | 4:42 PM | | |
The sophisticated Farquhar Mansion has always been our favourite place to go. Previously, we wrote about their exclusively superior lounge and our Valentine's Day romantic candle light dinner at this mansion. Guess what? This time we had Bespoke Afternoon Tea here! Their afternoon tea is served from 3pm to 5pm, taking afternoon tea in the supremely elegant Farquhar Mansion making us feel as if we were one of those wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. (imagining~ :P)

Bespoke Afternoon Tea for Two



Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
My Cup of Tea <3

The afternoon tea set of Farquhar Mansion is comes with 7 choices of fastidiously selected Ronnefeldt tea, which comprising of English Breakfast, Earl Gray, Jasmine Gold, Refreshing Mint, Sweet Berry, Cream Orange, and Fruity White. Luckily we went there with another 3 pairs on that day, so we could try out 4 types of tea.

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Ronnefeldt tea collections
So, here're our selection of teas, among the 4 types we personally fancy Fruity White the most, its wonderful subtle fruity flavour is gonna make you finish up the whole big pot of tea unconsciously:

Sweet Berries - flavoured fruit infusion with strawberry and raspberry flavour
Cream Orange - flavoured herbal infushion with vanilla and orange flavour
Fruity White - flavoured white tea with pear and peach flavour
Jasmine Gold - flavoured green leaf tea

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
The Big Teapots
Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Oops! Get caught drinking too many cups of Fruity White :P

If you are a coffee person, you might want to try out their House Special Pour Over Drip Coffee, pour over method is known as the cleanest way to draw out a coffee's best qualities. You can choose between Colombia or Brazil santos. The server of Farquhar Mansion pushed the coffee cart in our private dining room and patiently answering our questions while making the tea skilfully, we are satisfied with their professionalism.

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Special Chocolate Coffee
Okay, enough for drinking, now it's time for the food! Farquhar Mansion serves traditional English afternoon tea with a 3-tier curate stand. It is always recommended to start from the bottom tier and work your way up. The 4 different types of exquisite savories at the Bottom Tier were standing out the most, they include the crispy Air Dry Duck Breast served with Black Caviar, Tandori Chicken Open-Sandwich, Potato Pancake topped with Smoked Salmon and Ikura, and freshly baked Wild-Mushroom Quiche.

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Bottom Tier - Savouries
If you think the Bottom Tier is not enough to fill your tummy, then you must be underestimated how fulfilling this can be. The Middle Tier is filled with warm House Special English Scones complete with homemade clotted cream and raspberry jam, Mix Berries Muffins, Chocolate Au Pain. Similar to crossaint, Chocolate Au Pain is crispy layered roll with melted chocolate in the center. Unlike those cookie-liked crumbly scones we had elsewhere, their scones are slightly salty with denser and moist texture. They are perfect with a cup of hot tea!

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Middle Tier - Bread

Last but not least, the Top Tier is the sweet treat of pastries.  The 4 types of pastries are Lemon shooter, Mont Blanc, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate Yuzu Truffle. I fancy the Lemon shooter the most, it is a combination of the sour from the lemon and the sweet from the chocolate fudge. The chocolate puréed cookies topped with whipped cream and strawberries, Mont Blanc was delectable too. Carrot Cake with cream cheese layers was good in texture with the generous nuts filling. Apart from that, Yuzu ゆずis a citrus fruit, its sourish flavour is gonna give you a surprise when you are chewing the Chocolate Truffle in your mouth. I have to say the Chef beautifully balanced the sweet of the Top Tier with the sour well.

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Top Tier - Sweet Pastries
Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Can't wait to start, the foods are so tempting~
Besides the quality of food and the elegant ambience, the well-trained servers at Farquhar Mansion are also the reason why you should pay a visit here. They are attentive, patient and treat every customer like their VIPFarquhar Mansion's afternoon tea menu will be changed regularly, that is why they are able to satisfy the craving of their frequent customers. We are definitely looking forward for our next visit to Farquhar Mansion!

Bespoke Afternoon Tea, Farquhar Mansion, Penang
Look at his happy face, guys do like Afternoon Tea too! :D

33, Lebuh Farquhar, 
10200 Penang.

Afternoon Tea Availability: 
3 pm - 5 pm. Daily, except on Monday.
**At least  1 day in advance reservation is required**

Price: 
RM 98+ for Two;  RM 138+ for Three.

For Reservation:
019-528 8933
farquhar.pg@gmail.com

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2 comments:

  1. Scones!!! I like!!! But I'm not a tea person, coffee...black and extra strong!

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  2. My pick - Ulala and asam prawns. Not quite into poon choy, thank you very much.

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