Ever since my High Tea Baby Shower, the Husband has been curious about what high tea involves. He had a day off work last week so I said we could go and have High Tea for 2 at LuxBite – he has been slightly obsessed with this place since we came here for dessert on my birthday a few months ago. As for me, I am not a sweet tooth nor a huge desserts fan so I wasn’t particularly keen… But I had browsed the menu beforehand online and I was planning to order some savoury bites whilst the fat boy ate all the cakes. When we got there, the Husband read the menu and changed his mind about having High Tea. Instead, he wanted a 2-course lunch – savoury followed by dessert.
For LuxBite virgin-istas, there is a large marble communal table and a couple of small side bench tables. I plonked myself on one of the stools at the edge of the large table whilst he went to order. And then I slowly brought out my Canon DSLR from my bag. I felt like a total gimp snapping pics. I’m a faux food blogger yo!!! To test the lighting, I took photos of the remnants of these two girls who had just finished High Tea.
Out of the corner of my eye – to the far right at the end of the table – a girl spied Bernard Chu (owner / chef who has appeared on MasterChef Australia) working on his laptop and asked to take a photo with him. I missed that MasterChef episode so I didn’t fangirl over him and instead, I took a photo of the flower arrangements on the table.
The Husband sat down next to me and I decided to take an extreme close-up photo of him mid-yawn and unflattering up-the-nostrils pic because I am mean like that 🙂 Check out that double chin y’all!
My lunch arrived! I ordered the Slow Braised Beef (with caramelised bacon & spring onion mash, fried egg) $15 AUD and specifically asked for the fried egg to be well done so I could eat it. However, the egg yolk was just slightly underdone and being a paranoid pregnant lady, I passed it to the Husband to eat. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth chunky beef goodness!! And the mash was creamy, buttery and smooth… (could not detect any bacon nor spring onions BTW) As I am lactose intolerant, I shouldn’t have ate the creamy mash, but I couldn’t stop! (Suffered a bit later with the milky-flavoured nauseating burps!)
As for Hubs, he ordered the Satay Marinated Roast Chicken (with creamy polenta, caramelised garlic, anchovies, peanuts) $15 AUD. It was lovely as the chicken was delicately flavoured with satay and the meat was extremely moist (why do people not like that word?) and the crunchy anchovies and peanuts added a great textural component to the dish (gosh, not only do I think I am a food blogger but now I’m a MasterChef judge too??!!!). The polenta didn’t do much for me though.
Onto the desserts…
At first, I wasn’t going to order dessert. But then, I thought I would get a macaron as I liked the Kaya Toast flavour they had last time… Sadly, it was a Limited Edition flavour and it has now been replaced with Champagne & Griottine Cherry (my response – grio-what??!) – and no flavours screamed EAT ME!
I did more browsing and although they looked really pretty, it was either “I have lots of E numbers and sugar which will rot your teeth!” or “I contain dairy which will kill you even more after that creamy mash you had earlier!”.
“I’m not going to order anything.”
“I don’t want to!”
“Come on! We can share!”
And he did the “puppy dog eyes”…!!! Clearly, the Husband wanted ME to order something so HE could polish it off! So I did…
Both of the desserts looked so pretty (let’s chant together – #foodporn #foodporn #foodporn). In the front is Endless Love (lychee ganache, rose cream, lychee, fresh raspberries) $9 AUD.
Behind is Epic Chocolate Cravings (rich belgian dark chocolate with hazelnut crust & salted caramel sphere) $7.50 AUD.
Endless Love was just so pretty and pink and I couldn’t stop taking photos of it.
The Husband was just gagging to eat it so he took the first bite. I was surprised the whole thing didn’t squelch together and collapse.
We LOVED it! I didn’t think I would like the rose cream but it just goes so well with the juicy raspberries. Here’s a photo of the lychee lurking in the middle. OMG YUM! I would love to eat this again and again… No wonder it is aptly named Endless Love!!!
I was under the impression that Epic Chocolate Cravings would be epically sweet, but it was well-balanced. I really enjoyed it too.
Our favourite bit was the salted caramel sphere. We are big salted caramel fans!!
I’m really glad we ended up ordering these two desserts because it was great to alternate between them – one bite here, one bite there. We devoured it all in a matter of minutes! The lactose-intolerance-induced-nausea I suffered later was really worth it!!! The Husband and I are officially Luxbite lovers!!!
*tummy rumbles whilst blogging* Now if only I could lick my computer screen… I mean, I could lick it but it won’t taste the same as these LuxBite delights 😛