Penrose Lounge, the contemporary and elegant dining destination at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomes an elegant new afternoon tea to its light fare menu, along with table-side finished desserts to create perfect moments for a special event, a quick catch up or a business meeting over excellent food.
My very dear friend Sana ( you can check out her wonderful blog here: https://sana.ae/author/sana/) and I got to enjoy this wonderful luxuries customized tea affair last week at Penrose and we both felt it perfectly compliments decadent tea lovers of Dubai. Comprising a selection of the highest quality savoury and sweet delights, by dynamic duo; Executive Chef Matthew Dahlkemper and Pastry Chef Sanchit Datta, the afternoon tea comes served with an assortment of Jing teas or bubbly. Savoury highlights are reminiscent of Dahlkemper’s years growing up in the USA and include the New York-style salmon bagel and Maine lobster rolls, without forgetting the Foie gras mousse (which he recommends; “should partially be saved for accompanying the scones”). The sweets are plentiful and substantial with spotlight items in the form of a Raspberry financier and Chocolate marquis. This decadent tea is complete with three unusual flavours of scone; Cheddar cheese, walnut and orange honey, all served with Devonshire clotted cream, homemade jam and orange butter.
Complementing Penrose’s interior design, by New York-based Adam Tihany, the afternoon tea is visually and gastronomically interesting, reflecting the look and feel of this beautiful Dubai lounge-dining space. More than a typical afternoon tea, Penrose presents a unique four-tiered stand, complete with every element to satisfy flavour cravings.
Located on the podium lobby level, with an outdoor terrace and exceptional views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, Penrose Lounge offers the ultimate location to enjoy a coffee, a glass of grape or a light meal. Popular for mezze and a sophisticated new dessert selection, the lounge is chic and intimate, featuring a custom-made geometric chandelier, gold mirror-faceted bookshelves and an elegant bar to take guests from day to night.
The Penrose Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 6pm daily with three available packages to choose from: aed 160 per person inclusive of Jing tea selection; aed 230 per person inclusive of Jing tea selection and Italian bubbles, and aed 255 inclusive of Jing tea selection and French bubbles.
For reservations, please call Penrose on +971 (4) 506 0000.
STAR RATING: *****