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Gin High Tea Hits the Spot at Pan Pacific Perth

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

High tea is one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon, although I’m usually one of the few men – if not the only one – in attendance. I’m not sure why: a good high tea offers more variety than most lunches, and you rarely come away hungry.

As a lover of gin, I was excited to be invited to try Pan Pacific Perth’s new gin-inspired high tea.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Unusually for a high tea, there was a plate of items to start with before the traditional tower came out.

This course included (clockwise from top left) gin and pomelo cured salmon with braised endive & radish sprouts, gin & roma tomato gazpacho, quail egg sarnie with bacon crumb & frisee, and hickory smoked Wagyu beef & horseradish crème de gin on Yorkshire pudding.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Tea service consisted of a variety of different teas poured throughout the morning.

Good service should be part of any high tea – it’s what you’re there for, isn’t it? – and a high level was provided here.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

The generous savoury course included angelica and juniper cured pork sliders with wasabi & apple slaw; rocket, whipped stilton & maple glazed fig choux buns and two sandwiches: coronation chicken and gin compressed cucumber & dill creme fresh.

A sign of a great high tea is when the sandwiches are particularly delicious, and a whole plate of these wouldn’t have lasted long. They’re a deceptively simple thing to make.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

The brioche sliders were unusually big for a high tea – and certainly more than a mouthful – but one of the most delicious items on the plate.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

The sweets were gin & peach macarons, coconut panacotta with berries, gin & rhubarb cheesecake, and gin & tonic tart.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Gin-soaked raisin scones were served with raspberry jam and cream.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Four gin-based cocktails were included, one made with each of West Winds, Archie Rose, Giniversity and Bombay Sapphire. Yes, it’s quite a boozy event 🙂 

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

The food and drink at Pan Pacific Perth’s gin high tea was of very high quality, and it was great to see plenty of gin-infused items rather than just drinks added to the standard selection.

Taking into account the extra plate of items at the start and a very generous four cocktails, at $65 a head this is easily the best value high tea I’ve been to.

Gin High Tea Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth’s Gin inspired High Tea costs $65 including cocktails, and is available every Saturday and Sunday until 27 May 2018. Seatings are from 11:30 to 2:00pm and 2:30pm to 5:00pm. 

I attended the Gin inspired High Tea as a guest of Pan Pacific Perth.

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  • Hello Martin, my friends and l also attended the day you were there. I know this as my friend is a fan and saw you there ! Oh and the picture of us, on your blog with strategic taken photos from your post happy to be the faceless pic of a lovely day out! X