Located within InterContinental The Rialto hotel, Alluvial Restaurant pleases with a great selection of dining options. One of which is the Mrs d’Ebro’s high tea offering.
The high tea takes visitors back to 1890 when Melbourne was one of the richest cities in the world and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was taking the world by storm.
The wife of one of the hotel’s architects, Mrs D’Ebro is the inspiration behind Alluvial Restaurant's decadent high tea menu.
We loved the elegant setting; sitting within the soaring glass atrium, beautiful china and wonderful service.
The bottom tier was filled with hot savoury treats which looked as good as they tasted including the Chef’s beef Wellington and Smoked cod croquette with red pepper coulis
. We especially adored the Asparagus and ricotta quiche tartlet - Creamy, decadent with crumbly buttery pastry. It was beautiful.
The second tier featured a range of sandwiches (must-haves at any high tea!). The sandwiches were pleasant to eat and were kept deliberately simple.
A key component to a successful high tea is of course good scones. Sitting atop the three tier stand, these buttermilk scones were delightfully light and buttery in flavour. The accompanying Darbo jams, lemon curd, double cream were lovely.
To add to the decadence of the affair, the high tea experience also includes a Dessert Buffet where you can ensure your visit concludes on a sugary sweet high. Think 54.5% Callebaut chocolate fountain, Mixed lolly bar, Veneered buttercream carrot cake, Chocolate brownie with peanut butter and walnut, Velvet peach and mango cheesecake, Macarons… and the list goes on!
Session Times: Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
Price: High Tea is $75 per person and includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët on arrival, followed with a range of savoury and sweet treats plus your choice of TWG Tea.
Location: Intercontinental Hotel Melbourne, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne