The perfect ladies day out has got to be a delicious Afternoon Tea. There’s no better setting to catch up with friends, dress up and relax together. A new Afternoon Tea to rival all others is the Summer Afternoon Tea at Atteatude in the Alwadi Hotel Doha – MGallery.
Nestled in the new, metropolitan area of Msheireb, the hotel oozed class and sophistication – and Atteatude is no different. The stylish café is situated at the back of the lobby and overlooks an outdoor patio so it’s bathed in natural sunlight. The café is splattered with intricately decorated cakes that would make an interesting Instagram post, and ornate jars of fancy loose-leaf teas.
Speaking of tea… a huge highlight of this afternoon tea was certainly the Iced Passion Fruit Tea. Not only was the flavour incredible, but the presentation and creation of this cool delight was impressive. Our waiter came to our table wheeling a baroque tea cart, and created our Iced Tea before our eyes. he began by mixing some freshly squeezed passion fruit in to a glass shaker, and then added a generous portion of passion fruit infused tea. He added some ice, closed the shaker and began to shake it – bartender style. The smooth rattle of the ice was so satisfying! After the tea and passion fruit were ice cold, he poured it Moroccan tea style – in to an adorable clear glass tea pot. After all – the higher the pour – the better the tea! He then decanted the iced tea in to a lovely pair of apple shaped glasses. Wonderful!
Endowed with our ‘apple’ of cool iced tea, we watched as the elaborate platter of tasty goodies was brought to the table. The tray itself was fantastic – an elaborate M (for MGallery) with three tiers – each displaying an array of delicate treats. You can see the entire menu below.
After snapping some shots for Instagram, which will be irresistible when you see how delicately, and elaborately each bite is decorated, we dived in to the savory course. To begin, we tried the Cajun Prawn and Avocado Vol au Vent. The small hollow case of puff pastry encased the creamy, flavourful paste of prawn and avocado, resulting in delicious taste with a healthy crunch. Next we were drawn to the English Sandwich, which was a fresh white bread with rich cheese and turkey ham – a quintessential feature of a traditional English afternoon tea.
To cleanse the palate a little – ready for our next course – we tried the grilled watermelon and feta salad. It was a very unique and fresh dish, and the perfect segway in to our Pastry / Sweet course.
To begin our sweet treats, we decided to try the Caramelized Banana Macaron as neither of us had tasted one before. The macaron was crunch and sticky, and the flavour was indulgently sweet – definitely the perfect bite for a sweet tooth! Next, we decided to sample the Lemon Meringue Tart, which may have been the opposite to the macaron. It was far more fruity than sweet, and had a wonderfully tart aftertaste with a dollop of flambéed whip on top. Continuing along our fruity theme, we decided to taste the Strawberry Ginger Cake which was an equally fruity delight. Finally, we tried the Mocha and Dark Chocolate Loaf. Even from the name I’m sure you can imagine how rich and creamy this dessert was – the perfect end to the second course!
To end our afternoon tea, what else could we do except devour our scones. The scones were served in a cute glass cloche to keep them warm, with a generous dollop of whipped, buttery clotted cream and sweet jam. The more savoury scones worked perfectly with the sweetness of the jam and the creaminess of the cream – a fabulous way to end our Summer Afternoon Tea For Two.
Take a quick look at the menu:
Summer Afternoon Tea is served at Atteatude from 3 pm – 6 pm everyday. The price is QAR175 for two people including refreshing beverages.
Call 4009 9666, Whatsapp 3075 8211 or email [email protected] to book a reservation!
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Author: Charlotte Wright
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