With so many choices available for a heart-warming celebration meal or a one-of-a-kind experience specially made for mothers, it is the best time to pamper the very important woman in your life.
And what better way than with exquisite high tea?
If you have a penchant for delicate éclairs, then this is for you and your mum. 1864 joins the celebration of this beloved Mother’s Day by partnering with L’éclair Pâtisserie, available exclusively for the month of May 2021 (Reservations highly recommended.)
L’éclair Pâtisserie is Singapore’s first éclair specialty store and cafe, known for its creative bites that look highly instagrammable as well.
Together, Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s Executive Pastry Chef Sam Leong and Chef Owner of L’éclair Pâtisserie Michelle Looi have created a delectable array of sweet and savoury delights as part of the hotel’s “Culinary Master Series”.
1864 is located conveniently at Level 5 of Sofitel Singapore City Centre (hotel right next to Tanjong Pagar MRT station), named after the year Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was founded.
The Afternoon Tea starts at 2pm to 5pm, within the stylish bar and tea lounge.
As for the items, they come in a pretty two-tiered box serving four signature mini éclair flavours – Isaphan, Lemon Meringue, Kaya Pandan and Paris Brest and more; with sweets on one tier and savoury on the other.
Each Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Set will also include one mini Maison21G Paris roll-on perfume in Lemon Bergamot scent, a fresh and citrus blend – the perfect take home gift for mom.
Check out some of the 10 delightful highlight items in the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Special set: (serves 2 diners)
Start off with L’éclair Pâtisserie’s signature éclair Isaphan. Inspired by Pierre Herme’s Ispahan creations, this 8cm mini éclair is a harmonious balance of raspberries, lychee, and rose cream.
Taste how refined it is as the choux pastry is made of French butter, each batch takes 1 to 1.5 hours to bake. Each piece is hand piped to become pretty-in-pink edible art.
2. Kaya Pandan Éclair
Probably my personal favourite of the four éclairs, this is inspired by local flavours, and features an exquisitely hand-piped kaya cream made from scratch.
Adding crunch to the soft texture are coconut biscuits and a dusting of desiccated coconut.
3. Lemon Meringue Éclair
Give in to your citrusy cravings as you revel this happy looking éclair, hand piped with an invigoratingly tangy lemon cream.
The flavour, texture and overall look is completed with a topping of baked meringues.
4. Paris Brest
An éclair taking inspiration from the French dessert made of choux pastry and a praline flavoured cream. Hand-piped with a blend of rich and creamy hazelnut praline, this crisp pastry is made of almond choux and topped with crunchy hazelnuts.
5. Earl Grey Scone with Dried Fruits
A couple of the scones are studded with dried fruits and infused with Earl Grey tea.
The black tea blend gives the scones a darker shade, and a citrusy aroma and flavour due to the added oil of bergamot in the tea. Bite into it and taste a burst of sweetness from the dried fruits.
6. Plain Scone served with Chantilly Cream and Homemade Marmalade
The set contains the quintessential teatime treat – scones – which come plain but as little cubes.
Brushed with milk and egg, they achieve a pale golden-brown crust. Enjoy them with traditional accompaniments of clotted cream and house-made Bonne Maman marmalade.
7. Baked Croissant with Truffle Eggs
The soft flakiness of the croissant dough makes this pastry a delight to bite. Its tart-like shell coddles some grated eggs mixed with a sauce, giving it a creamy contrast of textures.
8. Kueh Pie Tee with Crab Meat and Caviar Crème
These crisp, delicate Nyonya top hats are filled with savoury crab meat. Shredded into fine threads, the kani is topped with caviar crème to add a velvety feel.
9. Baked Frittata with Octopus and Smoked Cayenne Aioli
Inspired by the Italian egg-based breakfast dish frittata, this baked piece is a block of finely layered eggs. But instead of the usual pre-cooked veggies, this frittata is made with octopus.
Topped with dollops of smoked cayenne aioli, a mildly spicy emulsion of olive oil, garlic, and salt.
10. Atlantic Smoked Salmon Finger Sandwiches
A creamy blend of thinly sliced salmon delicacy is sandwiched in between bright yellow slices of bread. Using Atlantic salmon fillet, the cured meat is a balance of salt, sugar, and smoke.
Pick up with ease these finger sandwiches, topped with a squeeze of cream and microgreens.
The saccharine side of the set also comes with sweet pastries like Peanut Butter Financier, a small light and moist French almond cake flavoured with beurre noisette or brown butter.
For chocoholics, the Dark Chocolate Tart filled with a hazelnut-flavoured crème Chantilly is a charming addition.
Completing the dessert line-up are assorted macarons and bonbons specially picked by the chef.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Collaboration Featuring L’éclair Pâtisserie
The afternoon tea is available 1 to 31 May 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and serves two diners.
Choose from a selection of TWG Teas, including the hotel’s exclusive Singapour Je T’aime tea blend, or any of the 13 blends of grand cru coffee by Nespresso. They will prepare it for you according to your preference.
$118++ for weekday (Monday – Thursday); $128++ for weekend (Friday – Sunday; including eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday)
Pairing with Bosquet Mocktail: Add on $10++
Pairing with As It Is! Barrel-Aged Cocktail: Add on $20++
Pairing with Champagne: Add on $36++
– Accor Plus members enjoy 50% off except on the following blackout dates – 1st, 8th, 9th, 13th and 26th May 2021.
– HSBC members enjoy 40% off except on the following blackout dates – 1st, 8th, 9th, 13th and 26th May 2021.
– Promotions are subject to change without advance notice.
– For enquiries or orders, please email HA152-FB8@sofitel.com or call +65 6428 5110.
– Reservations are highly recommended. Book a table HERE.
1864 – The Lobby Lounge, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
9 Wallich Street, 5th floor Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885
High Tea Timing: 2pm – 5pm (Mon – Sun)
Book a table HERE
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Sofitel Singapore City Centre.