The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel at Port Adelaide is introducing an elegant high tea option for its patrons. The high tea is available every Saturday, and can suit any occasion —including treating yourself for no reason at all.
The hotel is bright and airy, offering a relaxing environment to enjoy a cake, or if you’re me — ten. The hotel is located close to the lighthouse and has views over the Port. Sunlight filters through the large windows and it’s hard to draw your eye away from the water.
Local businesses around the area have joined together to create a tasting sensation. Eve to Dawn is a local stylist that created a ‘Jungle-O Plantation’ setting for the first high tea. She also offers ‘boho and vintage’ styling options that can be pre-arranged when booking. Mayfair Patisserie supplied fresh pastries and tarts to create the delicious high tea spread. All of their creations are made fresh using locally sourced organic products.
The high tea began with a glass of Jansz Sparkling Rose to cleanse the taste palette. The decadent cake stand was brought to the table with an elegant spread, fit for a queen — aka me.
There are assorted finger sandwiches including salmon and cucumber, chicken and walnut, and curried egg. The Mayfair Patisserie also created buttery pastry Danishes to complete the savoury options. The Spanish prosciutto and Camembert Danish was a fan favourite, with the roast vegetable and spinach quiche a close contender.
I know you’re only reading this to find out more about the cakes, and I don’t blame you. There was a delicious range and I could barely contain myself from stealing everyone else’s. House made scones were served with whipped cream, and gourmet jams from the Adelaide Hills including strawberry, raspberry, and apricot. If you thought that was enough then you are very wrong. There was also double Belgium chocolate brownies, classic French madeleines, and raspberry and passionfruit crème tarts created by the geniuses at Mayfair Patisserie. I would highly recommend the decadent chocolate brownies, made from the finest quality Belgium chocolate.
A selection of T2 loose-leaf teas is offered to conclude the delicious tasting experience. This included the classic English Breakfast, French Earl Grey, and Green Rose. The Green Rose tea was the obvious option to detox my cake binge, which was refreshing with light and fruity flavours.
The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel high tea is perfect for someone who struggles to make any sort of decision when it comes to food. There is the opportunity to try all of the delicious treats and eat your fill.
I know where I’ll be spending most of my Saturdays, and I think you do too.
Words by Emily Pemberton
WHERE: 1 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide