Many people may see high tea as being a culinary tradition from yesteryear but many young guns in the industry are literally turning that theory on its head! The days of cucumber sandwiches without crusts and scones with jam and cream are well and truly over for the up and coming in the industry who feel that it is long overdue for an overhaul of fun and inventiveness.
Today's high tea menu includes everything from Earl Grey buttermilk scones with cream and homemade jam to a huge array of decadent pastries and desserts. The possibilities are literally endless and appear to only be limited by ones imagination.
Some venues are even offering themed high tea options for special celebrations such as Valentine's Day and Mothers Day. The key according to most is to make the high tea menu dynamic and interesting so that it does not become staid and boring.
According to Anna Polyviou from the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, one of the best places to source new ideas for high tea treats is the social media platform Instagram. She says that it is a great place to get inspiration and add your own flavour to things.
It would seem that the somewhat 'stuffy' British tradition is alive and well in Australia ...
CFT QLD provide food handler and food safety supervisor training online, by correspondence or face to face for groups. Please contact our office on 1300 775155.
Source : Hospitality Magazine, 6 May 2015