Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Knolls @ Capella
Recently, we are on an Afternoon Tea spree, and decided to try out the afternoon tea here at The Knolls in Capella. It is located on Sentosa island, and the hotel is located some distance away from the ever crowded IR.
The Knolls is located next to the swimming pool, so do take some time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The beautiful "walkway" in The Knolls.
All diners seated along the windows will be treated to this calm and peaceful view. This is a great place to be if you want some peace and quiet during the weekend afternoon, away from all the crowds and traffic jam.
We ordered the Queens Tea Set (S$36) & Japanese Tea Set (S$36). All sets come with one choice of tea, and only one serving of sandwiches and cakes (non-refillable). Do take some time to read the "Tea Time" menu as there is quite a long introduction on all the teas being offered here.
We selected 2 teas. First is the Marco Polo black tea which is a scented tea with lychee and rose from China and Tibet. The 2nd tea we had was the Russian Early Grey black tea with bergamot.
On the left is the Japanese Tea Set, which one the right is the Queens Tea Set.
For the Queens Tea set, the top tier consists of the Traditional English Pound Cake, and this Berries Tartlet with Vanilla Custard.
On the 2nd tier of the Queens, we have the Watercress and Cucumber sandwich, Smoked Salmon on Rye Bread, and the Chive and Egg sandwich. The bottom tier is exactly the same as the Japanese Tea set, which we will introduce next.
This is the Japanese Tea set. On the top tier we have the Red bean roll, Matcha Green Tea and Raspberry Pastry, and the Mochi, and they form the sweet pastry items on the top tier. In the middle tier is the sandwiches, which consists of the Ginger Carrot Sandwiches, Unagi-Tamago Roll and Cucumber-Wasabi Sandwiches. At the bottom are the Lemon Ginger Scone and Madeleine.
The clotted cream, jam and fresh strawberries are meant to go with the scones.
Our verdict is that this is an exceptional beautiful anad quiet place for your weekend afternoon tea. One drawback is that the items cannot be refilled, and those with bigger appetities may find the servings a little small. One tip: Do call and reserve an indoor window seat, and remind the service staff again for your window seat when you arrive.
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