Sunday, June 02, 2013

Pollen for high tea

High tea binge continues at Pollen, beneath the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay. Making a reservation here allows us to bypass the main ticket-only entrance.

It's quite something to be wandering around a temperate flower garden encapsulated within a huge glass container. It's like living inside a bottle, where everything is immaculate and artificial.

Thing about high tea here: no refills. This is two orders of sandwiches. Nice sandwiches made in combinations of ham, chicken, salmon, egg and cheese. They even dress the rocket separating the two portions, in case you need a palate reset in between sandwich morsels.

For thew sweets, the standouts were the eclair stuffed with cream and strawberry slices (middle) and the carrot cake cupcake with mascarpone topping (top).

A better view of the eclair.

And topping the topping, a tiny fleck of gold leaf. I still don't know what it tastes like. Eaten with a huge bite of cupcake, I didn't even notice it going down. It's also probably why there's no refills.

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