“Laid back afternoons on the terrace will receive a sprinkling of festive flair this December.” Alba Terrace
Tea on the Terrazza at Alba Terrace is a festive delight. Tiers of delicious miniature sweet and savoury treats and not a scone, pot of cream or jam in sight.
An afternoon tea without scones, what is this craziness you may ask? The chefs at The Abu Dhabi EDITION have taken the traditional tea and turned it on its head but I’m pleased to say it works so well. I’m usually an advocate for the classic afternoon tea (you will know that if you have read any of my other afternoon tea reviews) but on this occasion I’m a convert, everything looked and tasted so good.
The elusive scones are replaced with activated charcoal croissants, little black pastries topped with meringue peaks that are both totally unique and delicious. Every tier of the tea offered so many great flavours and combinations that it was hard to choose a favourite. Highlights of the savoury offerings were the mini gazpacho soup with burrata, the fresh and tasty parmesan topped bruschetta, tuna tartare (cucumber alternative for vegetarians), the prosciutto with grilled peach (minus the meat for veggie guests of course) and the crushed avocado on rye bread.
My favourite sweet treats included the chocolate pecan choux, lemon fashion tart, the raspberry lime layered opera cake and of course the aforementioned golden meringue peaked charcoal croissants. Not only is the food a total delight but there’s an extensive choice of free flowing beverages including twenty-four Avancha teas, coffee, fresh juices, soft drinks and mocktails. A bubbly package is also available.
Take full advantage of the lovely winter weather and dine al fresco in one of the sunken tables or outdoor pavilions on the Alba Terrace veranda. If you try one festive afternoon tea this season it has to be the Mediterranean inspired one at Alba Terrace.
Tea on the Terrazza
Location: Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION,Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 208 0000
Festive ‘Tea on the Terrazza’ is available daily from 1pm until 6pm until 31st December.
Cost: AED 120 per person with coffee, tea and soft beverages. AED 168 per person including 2-hours of bubbles.
Read more about The Abu Dhabi EDITION in previous posts HERE
All views are my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2020. All rights reserved.