Christian Stan, at 10 Jan. 22, in Gourmet, Hot right now, Hotel Restaurants, Hotels

As light and crisp as early morning in France, as rich and indulgent as Arabian sunshine. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach announces the launch of a new Afternoon Tea. The royal affair, which is served in the elegant Shai Salon, features freshly baked scones and sweet treats crafted by pastry prodigy and Senior Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert.

Led by Lambert’s passion, stories and emotions, the special menu is a representation of marriage between glorious French and abundant Arabic flavours that are as tempting as they are indulgent. Highlights from it include Nicolas’ poetic odes to the region such as the delicious raspberry lychee dessert, the pistachio orange blossom choux with local honey, and the refreshing mango and saffron aihch bulbul tart.

For all the chocolate and coffee fanatics out there, the pastry maestro has prepared two silky confections that will certainly impress. The coffee choux with caramel offers a homey authentic feeling, while a mini-version of local-favourite – the “100% chocolate” dessert with nuts, delivers irresistible delicacy, during which the taste buds will be tantalised and sense of adventure fulfilled.

Each piece of the sweet ensemble showcases a delicate relationship between balance and texture choreographed to take guests on a journey. Therefore, for the best tasting experience, it is recommended to start with the airiest pastry and finish with the richest dessert, concluding in a crescendo of flavour.

No classic afternoon tea would be complete without scones – and those created by Nicolas Lambert are freshly baked, buttery pastries, served with clotted cream and seasonal fruit preserves from local producers.

Throughout the experience, guests will be able to uncover a beautiful collection of the finest loose-leaf teas from AVANTCHA. The tea experts at Shai Salon can recommend the perfect blend for a memorable dining encounter. There truly is no better way to unwind.

Lovers of classic Afternoon Tea can explore the vibrant assortment served daily in the majestic surroundings of Shai Salon. This elegant dining experience is an occasion to be treasured and a story that can be tasted.

  • Available daily 2:00-8:00 pm, AED 220 for one person or AED 400 for two persons
  • Royal Afternoon Tea with champagne brut, AED 345; and with rosé champagne, AED 365

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