You may have heard of jack-in-the-box but have you heard of afternoon tea in a box? The Majestic Hotel KL has introduced an 'out of the box' idea in response to its highly sought-after English cream tea experience -- behold the limited edition elegant afternoon tea box that should have the genteel set swooning with excitement.
The Majestic KL won't settle for any run-of-the-mill boxes either but has plumped for one that’s uniquely fashioned to resemble a classy hat box in matte gold and cream hues. A magnetised flap holds the carry-all box in place but once it clicks open, you’d find triple tiers of goodies inside.
For dine-in, it's a prim and proper affair where tables are beautifully laid with starched damask napkins, fresh flower filled vases and fine chinaware. The exquisite tea array is presented on a tooled copper and glass tier; laden with tempting delights such as Scotch egg with condiments of tartar sauce and mango chutney. An assortment of delicate sandwiches: smoked salmon, egg & cucumber, tuna & pickles, cheese & cucumber as well as chicken mushroom tortilla with rye bread is also included.
Most guests will definitely warm up to the Malaysian offerings of lamb curry puffs, chicken tandoori mantou and crab cakes. According to Diana who played host to us on that sunny afternoon, the variety of hot food items changes daily while dessert options are changed weekly.
Among the sweet treats we tried comprised carrot cake, chocolate-orange slice, a delicate lemon-caramel choux bun and flapjack with strawberry globe. Don’t be surprise to find a typically English pudding like Eton mess in the line-up too. Prior reservations must be made for the limited edition Afternoon Tea Box (RM160 per box; servings ample enough for 2-3 light eaters).
For those who wish to partake Afternoon Tea at the sophisticated ambience of the Tea Lounge in the Majestic Wing, it is priced at RM58 per person. Served from 3pm – 6 pm daily, guests have a choice of black Cameronian Majestic tea blend or coffee. Top up a little more for your choice of fine Twinings tea by the pot.
Overlooking the lush green lawn fronting the hotel, the Tea Lounge evokes old-world luxury with its vintage grid ceiling and classic cut-glass lighting with antique brass fittings. Comfortable arm chairs with subdued lighting from table lamps provide the perfect setting for those seeking to escape the daily drudgery albeit momentarily.
5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur.