KohSpot decided to take a break from our usual Sunday afternoon activities of poolside lounging and Bloody Mary’s and treat ourselves to High Tea at the Dusit Thani hotel. Wise choice.
Any time you can eat canapés and desserts while sipping tea amongst your hi-so brethren, it has to be done. Add in the soft, whimsical tones of a Thai khim, or hammered dulcimer, in the background while you’re watching a waterfall shrouded by plumeria trees, and you’ve got a winner.
All of KohSpot’s readers know the Dusit Thani as a go-to spot for fancy dinners, sunset happy-hours at D’Sens, weddings and the best culinary institute in Thailand, Le Cordon Bleu. But there are times the grand dame likes to let her hair down, and weekend afternoon teas is one of them. The atmosphere is very relaxed and with a waterfall bar you can still git yer drink on should the hair of the dog forbidden to let go of its lethal bite. The crowd is a mix of families, expats, tourists and of course ladies out for tea.
The tapas on this day included Scottish salmon on toast with dill and horseradish, chicken balloting stuffed with foie gras, San Daniel ham wrapped around figs and apricot, mini-quiche of leek with truffle oil, and seafood sandwiches with lobster foam.
The lip-smacking desserts comprised honey and chocolate bee verrines, hazelnut financiers, crispy white chocolate maki and strawberry cheesecake. The highlight was the Dusit’s famous magic hot chocolate balls that melt when you pour simmering cream on them to reveal orange (dark chocolate), cinnamon (milk chocolate) or vanilla (white chocolate) essence.
Not to be outdone was the tea, some of the best KohSpot has tasted outside of China, from a German line called Ronnefeldt. The peach garden fruit tea infused with bourbon vanilla was divine, and you can take a nap after drinking the jasmine green tea as it is so calming.
Reward yourselves with some of the spoils of Bangkok, and embrace your inner bon vivant at the Dusit Thani’s High Tea.
The Dusit’s weekend High Tea is 300++, but rising to 400++ in April for some reason. Probably inflation.
High Tea at Dusit Thani
Location: Dusit Thani hotel, corner of Silom and Rama IV Roads
Mass transit: BTS Sala Daeng or MRT Silom
Hours: 2:30-5:30pm for weekend High Tea buffet; they serve a tea during the week at the same hours but it’s not a buffet.
Phone: 02-200-9000e xt2998