Think your standard high teas go too heavy on the sweets, and the savoury portion can be more of an afterthought?
Then meet Ginza Miyako’s Japanese high tea.
Held once a month at the North Terrace restaurant, it’s an exotic take on the traditional high tea, with a huge selection of dishes with Ginza Miyako’s unique Japanese/French fusion.
Designed by chef Ray Kim, the menu changes up each month, but you can expect to be grazing on a feast including steamed gyoza, salmon and kingfish sashimi, sushi, beef tataki, braised pork, chicken skewers, a crab stick roll, smoked salmon, a plate of tempura vegetables, and a cute tuna tea sandwich.
It’s top-quality produce, fresh and bursting with flavour. And that’s just the savoury selection!
Then settle in for a colourful array of sweets, served on a beautiful mini wooden boat, including daifuku rice cake, macaroon, yuzu panacota, pudding, and the gorgeous rain drop cake with a strawberry inside.
And the team are super flexible – and as long as you let them know in advance, they can completely cater for vegetarians or gluten intolerant guests.
You can dine in the western-style part of the restaurant, or fully immerse yourself in Japanese culture in the traditional style seating area (just remember you’ll have to take your shoes off!)
The next Japanese high teas are on March 17 and April 14 from noon – 2.30pm.
The high tea is $55 per person, which includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, plus bottomless coffee and tea. Kids are $29 per person. Bookings are essential.
Ginza Miyako is at Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace. For more information and bookings visit ginzamiyako.com.au.