Award-winning, Melbourne-inspired local cafe, Garage 51 always strives to create a refreshing menus and food options that reflect a certain occasion or festivity, which is why for Christmas, cafe owners Choong Kar Heng and Choong Kar Wai, have came up with a Christmas-themed afternoon tea set for guests to enjoy a Christmas luxury indulgence.
According to the Choongs, the new Christmas menu was inspired from the classic English afternoon tea. But since high tea menu can be quite pricey, the brothers decided to make their menu affordable yet worthwhile, considering that most of their patrons are youngsters, students and families.
“We want our guests to be able to enjoy a luxurious high tea session at an affordable price. The Christmas menu has a delicate balance of taste which include sweetness, sourness and saltiness. Plus, it is perfectly healthy,” co-founder Choong Kar Heng commented.
Diners can enjoy a variety of classic high tea menu including delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, adorable cupcakes, mouth-watering canapies, sweet jellies and more. The set is beautifully presented on a wooden table, making it perfect for Instagram shots and moments.
Hype Malaysia was recently invited to sample the festive menu and we were very much satisfied with the result. For one, the set can definitely be shared among 3 or 4 people as it comes in generous portion and a variety of food items. Also, as mentioned by Kar Heng, the food combination in the menu certainly balanced the flavour of sweet, sour and salty. Not to mention, some of the food items allow diners to play around and have fun too!
Comes at a price of RM68 for 2 pax, the Christmas afternoon tea set consists of:-
- Scones with Cream & Jam
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Yoghurt Cup with Granola & Fresh Berries
- Gingerbread Man Cookies
- Christmas Jelly
- Assorted Canapies
- Chocolate Ganache Tarts
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Uji Matcha Cocoa
- Magic Lemonade (Butterfly Pea with Lemonade)
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The Christmas menu will be available until end of December 2018, and each day, the cafe will serve around 12 sets. According to the brothers, last week alone, they have already sold more than 40 sets.
Started since 2013, Garage 51 has been named Best Cafe in 2014 by Time Out KL. It is the sister cafe of Coffee Société at Publika, also owned by the Choong Brothers.