There are quite a few hotels in the metro that I really enjoy visiting.
Makati Shangrila is one of them.
Not only does it have a very special place in the history of us…it’s centrally located making it easy for a staycation, Sunday brunch with the family, or afternoon tea with the girls.
Recently, I was invited to experience Tea and Treasures in the hotel lobby with my friend Jackie Go. Jackie was able to bring her daughter, but unfortunately, my best girl had volleyball practice so I ventured into the city by myself.
Gia and I have always loved afternoon tea. Quite a few of her birthdays were spent with her friends having afternoon tea. In fact, her very first birthday that we celebrated here in 2007 was a tea party at Sonja’s Cupcakes. I remember working closely with Sonja because it was the first party she had in her Serendra branch.
A few years after that we had an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party in our home, for her 11th birthday as well. Afternoon tea, scones, savories, sweet treats, petite fours, and chocolate surprises were just a few of the things that she requested in serving her friends. I worked with my florist Aga and learned how to create a tablescape set for a queen that both she and her friends would enjoy because you only turn 11 once.
This is why I’m so excited to tell you all about Tea & Treasures at Makati Shangrila. I know that in the coming weeks, Gia and I will plan an afternoon with her friends so we can sit in the Makati Shangrila lobby, take advantage of the live music being played and indulge in sweet treats and savories made for her and her friends.
There are so many different savories and sweets that you can enjoy when you order The Makati Shangri-La Jewelry Box.
Each box comes with:
Potted Shrimp with Melba Toast
Potted shrimps are traditional dish consists of brown shrimp in lemon nutmeg-flavored butter, which has set in a small glass
Smoked salmon with sweet mustard dill sauce
Cured air-dried Beef Emmenthal Cheese and Hami melon on bread
Inverted English Cucumber, cream cheese, watercress, whitebread
Corn-fed chicken, lemon thyme, walnute on malt bread in chives wrap
Smoked duck breast poached pear and ricotta and rye bread
Homemade Hazelnut Scones
Fashion Cookies and assorted chocolate shoes
Milk chocolate and hazelnut mousse
Honey and nuts tart with fresh cream
Assorted Almond macaroons
Exotic Baba au Rhum
Each treasure box comes with your choice of 4 different teas or coffee
While we were enjoying our tea, I was going back and forth between sweet and savory tea sandwiches. I always like the different flavors and textures to change things up.
My favorites for the savories? The Potted Shrimp with Melba Toast and the Cucumber Tea Sandwiches.
For the Sweets? Of course, I love the Macaroons, the chocolate, and the pralines…
I also enjoyed the hazelnut scones. It’s not often that I can indulge in clotted cream and jam to smother on each and every bite!
But I think what I loved even more was the pleasant conversation between Patti, Aencille, Jackie and Gabby and I, while we were enjoying the afternoon in The Lobby Lounge. I’m not sure if it was the music provided by the 14 piece orchestra, the company, or the fact that I took this afternoon as a break from moving houses. I’m still not completely settled in our new home, so this was a nice break for me to catch up with the ladies.
If you would like to visit The Lobby Lounge and partake of the Tea and Treasures Jewelry box, you can visit any time. Ultimately, you would want to visit in the afternoon but if it would be something you wanted to enjoy at an earlier time…you could.
At only Php1, 850 this is a treat worth slowing down for. Perfect for an afternoon with the girls…or an afternoon with your momma, sisters, or even your daughter, you would have more than a hearty afternoon snack. The treats inside could easily satisfy 4 ladies with the desire to partake of snacks that are just as pretty as they are tasty.
To make a reservation you can call (02) 814-2580 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh P.S. If you also like dimsum you can check out their new offer of DIM SUM PLUS at Shang Palace. Click here to find out more information on how you can take advantage of a seasonal special from one of our favorite places for Sunday brunch.