High tea spread... all calorie-free of course
One of my favourite aspects of hanging out with other foodbloggers is the whole novelty factor of watching someone else take endless photos of their meal. As I watched someone frame a shot, eyebrow furrowed, intense concentration evident as they tweaked that plate just a leetle bit to the left, I thought: Omigod. Is this what my dining companions endure every meal?
Hellooo.... that, and worse, my consicence reminded me.
We must have presented a bemusing scene yesterday as twenty assorted foodies and foodbloggers descended on Crossroads Bar at the Swissotel Sydney. It was a convention for the food papparazzi and an opportunity for many of us to finally put a face to the monikers of the websites we know, read and love.
I was excited at the prospect of finally meeting the real Pickles, ChocolateSuze and VeggieFriendly. It was also a chance to chat with new bloggers like Kevin and Sweet Treat and Nicbiccie. I caught up with Rebecca, I met Melody, I met sydneycafes.com.au and I discussed buffets and maternity jeans with a throng of foodblog readers (apparently it works brilliantly).
And then of course there was the food... which was eaten after each person had taken a photo. Ain't no-one touching their cutlery until a photo had been taken. *sigh* It was so nice to feel normal and sane in like-minded company.
Mini creme brulees
Marshmallows, fruit, fruit cake and chocolate cake
for skewering and dipping in the chocolate fountain
Plate number 1
(the pecan tart was the highlight)
Should I mention I had only had an apple for breakfast or am I just making excuses?
Plate number 2
(the Paris-brest was overwhelming in almond essence)
All this was of course washed down with the tea of your choosing. Having reviewed the options, there was only one that seemed appropriate:
And lift. And flex. And stretch. Again.
The spread of sweets was definitely much more varied and abundant than the last time I visited, although this was no doubt due to the large number of bookings they had for that day.
Sandwiches were the only disappointment for the day--strange creamy fillings when a simple cucumber sandwich would have been divine. But otherwise there was a plethora of sweet options, all neatly presented and in bite size lady-like portions (except proper ladies don't go for thirds apparently).
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High tea at the Crossroads Bar
Level 8, 68 Market Street, Sydney(above Myer)
Tel: +61 (02) 9238 7088
$25.00 per person or
$32.50 with a glass of sparkling wine
Updated January 7, 2009
High tea buffet available Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-4pm
$35 per person or
$44.50 with a glass of Chandon
High tea available on a tiered tray Monday to Friday 2pm-4pm
$30 per person
Related GrabYourFork posts:
High tea at the Swissotel Crossroads Bar (Jan09) , (Nov06) and (Mar05)
High tea at the Observatory Hotel, Globe Bar
High tea at the Sofitel Wentworth (Sep08) and (Dec06)
High tea at the Victoria Room, Darlinghurst
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