Afternoon Tea at La Suite West
A surprise for our 5th wedding anniversary
It was our 5th wedding anniversary and Suraj booked a lovely surprise for me. I love surprises and I am a foodie, so this experience went down a treat! :)
My first experience of High Tea
I had never done the High Tea thing before following a plant-based diet and I wasn't sure that anyone would offer vegan options anyway. However, it wasn't a big deal for me, until...Suraj booked a table at Raw. This restaurant is within La Suite West Luxury Design Boutique Hotel.
What a treat!
We had tea, sandwiches, scones, strawberries and cream and a selection of desserts.
I loved the fact that we could request more but it wasn't served in advance. This is good in my eyes, because it would prevent food being served, not eaten and then wasted.
Everything was delicious! :)
Surprise courtesy of Raw, La Suite West
We barely managed to finish the desserts when we were given a cake to wish us a Happy Anniversary. Of course, we had to have some!
It tasted like a Chocolate Éclair cake. It was light, delicious and moreish! Yum! :)
How flexible can Raw, La Suite West be?
As long as they are given a few hours notice, they are able to cater for those who can't consume specific things e.g. gluten, onions, garlic etc. The waiting staff, the chef and his team and the managerial team are flexible, generous and they try really hard to please their customers.
The information that follows was added in April 2015
We returned to La Suite, with some friends who do not eat root vegetables. The chef was given the opportunity to show how amazing he can be, because we informed the restaurant a few days before we went. The fillings in the sandwiches that they made were:-
- Parsley pesto with caper berries, red peppers, green peppers, and tamarind chutney
- Scrambled tofu with cress
- Tahini with lemon, thyme and cucumber
- Courgette with sun-dried tomatoes and mayo
Take me back for vegan High Tea soon
Both of us were thinking about when we'd return before we'd left! We planned returning with my Mum, having a get together with our cousins here, perhaps a birthday bash...we came up with a number of excuses we tried to come up with to return and share the experience with others.
"The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight."
- John Charles Polanyi