Anantara Chiang Mai, the deluxe resort on the banks of Thailand’s Mae Ping River, relaunched the city’s most famous high tea experience, served on the terrace of the 100-year-old British Consulate that today houses the resort’s Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar.
Designed by world-famous pâtissier and Michelin-starred Chef Roger Van Damme from Belgium, the elegant high tea service is served on a classic tea tower laden with delicate pastries, ranging from vanilla cream choux and carrot cake to passion fruit and lemon tarts, as well as savory treats.
In addition to Chef Roger’s premium confections, guests will also find elevated finger sandwiches, including smoked salmon mousse with caviar, ham and cheese truffle croquettes and classic cucumber butter sandwiches. Complementing the sweet and savory selection are crumbly scones served with clotted cream and homemade jams and ice cream.
As guests enjoy their herbal infusions and tasty refreshments in the shade of a wraparound verandah, they can take in the views of the old consulate’s manicured front lawn that once served as a setting for lavish receptions, birthday parties and croquet games. Anantara Chiang Mai’s Riverside Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The high tea experience costs 990 Thai Baht per couple (US $27) and includes a premium range of TWG luxury brand loose-leaf teas, freshly brewed coffee and signature mocktails.
The resort itself, situated in Chiang Mai province, a one-hour flight from Bangkok, offers 52 rooms, 32 suites and 24 serviced suites. September room rates at the property range from $187 per night for the Deluxe Garden View room to $353 per night for the Kasara River View Suite.
Spa facilities include individual treatment rooms with steam shower and terrazzo bathtub; couples’ treatment rooms with herbal steam room, aromatic sauna and terrazzo bathtub; Thai massage room for individuals and couples; manicure and pedicure lounge; rooftop outdoor relaxation deck with sun loungers, daybeds and umbrellas with elevated river views; and the indoor relaxation lounge overlooking the resort’s riverside pool.
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