High Tea Buffet at House Dempsey
Who can resist the finest of institutions, the traditional afternoon tea? Luxurious and elegant, my vintage afternoon tea at House Dempsey is a mouth-watering and utterly English affair.
From 1st July onwards, House Dempsey is serving what they called the “Vintage Tea Party” every Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3pm – 5.30pm. Surrounded by rich chintz fabrics, elegant wing back chairs and vintage furnishings, the picturesque of House Dempsey provides the ultimate, quintessential vintage afternoon tea experience. So leave your ruffles at home, and indulge in a delectable selection of afternoon cakes, pizzas, home-made sandwiches, cupcakes and cookies, accompanied by a fabulous selection of teas.
Your afternoons are about to get better.
I haven’t got the chance to try the Skinny Pizza but the wide variety of assorted mini skinny pizzas made up for it. The pizza crust was really thin that it cracked and fell into pieces when you hold it.
The squid ink pizza appears to be the winner. The pizza came with generous toppings of greens, I enjoyed the squid ink that went well with the super thin crust. I will never be brave enough to eat this on my first date. But for now, I want to eat all I can and smile with my black teeth. *beams*
This is Vietnamese Spring Roll with fresh strawberry, lettuce, carrot and herbs, rolled with traditional Vietnamese rice paper and sweet and sour sauce. Although I am here for the sweets, it just makes me feel better by eating something healthy first.
At House Dempsey, you can enjoy a wide range of assorted artisan breads such as ciabatta, raisin, baguette, walnut etc. If you are a cheese lover, don’t forget the selection of Brie Cheese, Blue Cheese and Black Pepper Cheese. These delights are all served on vintage style cake stands and platters with decorative cups and flowers.
There is also a wide range of condiments such as Bolognese, Wild Truffled Mushroom, Thai Chicken, Pineapple Tuna and Cheese & Olives.
Cupcakes are the best things on the planet.
If your waistline is of no concern, enjoy the sweet cupcakes such as Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcake, Parsnip Cupcake, German Chocolate Cupcake, Matcha Cupcake and Salted Caramel Cupcake.
There is also Peanut Butter Cookies, Linzer Cookies, Pineapple Tarts, Biscotti, Passionfruit Panna Cotta…and many lovely cakes!
Lemon Pistachio Cake is a lovely moist and buttery cake, filled with crunchy pistachios and lemon, and topped with lucious candied lemon and of course, some more crunchily addictive pistachio nuts.
I practically grew up on marble cake and eating Jaffa Swirl Cake brings back some very old happy memories. And a lovely cake it is too, with its velvety texture, swirls of white and dark chocolate and tang of orange.
Meet the Banana Caramel Cake, which is my favourite cake in the high tea menu. It is a sweet-salty creation stacked with pieces of glazed bananas and popcorn, and nicely balanced by salted caramel and coffee soil, what more can I ask?
Chocolate Toffee Cake was moist and dense but not overwhelmingly sweet and rich. However, I was already blown away by the lemon pistachio and banana caramel cakes.
End your high tea with a cup of rich, spicy and stimulating Homemade Ginger Tea. Alternatively, you can have two other choices of blended teas.
After a hearty high tea session, ladies can enjoy a express manicure at $10 as the girls from Strip bring you the a series of STRANGEBEAUTIFUL library of colors. PERFECT!
To be strange is to be beautiful. These colours have drawn inspiration ranging from Ettore Sottass‘s red valentine typewriter to Josef Albers color theory. They are vibrant, eccentric and ornamental! It is available from now till end of October, during the “Summer High Tea Buffet”.
Are you blown away?
House at Dempsey
Address: 8D Dempsey Road, #01-01 to 06 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 7787
“Summer High Tea Buffet” every Thursday and Friday afternoon from 3pm – 5.30pm. Each pax is $22+.
*This is an invited tasting*