As a Singaporean, food hunting is almost in my blood. But as I am not a big eater, afternoon tea is my best option not to stuff myself silly. Among the afternoon tea offerings in Singapore, one of my favourite place to go to is MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental.
A great place to chill the afternoon away and a classy bar by night, MO Bar has recently celebrated its first anniversary. In celebration of this joyous occasion, MO BAR has launched the Black and Gold afternoon tea which is inspired by the bar’s contemporary interior!
Priced at $48 per person and $88 for two persons, the afternoon tea at MO Bar is inclusive of one pot of coffee or TWG tea which I would recommend the Malacca Gold BOP TWG Tea as it compliments the whole afternoon tea menu. If you are in for a cocktail or mocktail, it will be $65 per person while a glass of “R” de Ruinart champagne would set you back at $68 per person.
I have been to MO Bar for afternoon te several times but this Black and Gold afternoon tea was full of surprises as compared to its precessors. We were first introduced to a golden tin teemed with jewels of what seems like caviar. Voila! They were actually coffee spheres made using a molecular gastronomy technique lying on a bear of velvety Shinko pear puree. Quite a pleasure for both visually and gastronomically.
Next we had some Taraba Crab Vol Au Vent and Smoked Hamachi on Seaweed Crackers and Yuzu which left us wanting for more.
Using ingredients from Japan, Black and Gold afternoon tea has a good balance of both savouries and sweets.
Not only did I get to eat some freshly baked Black Sesame Scones, for MO Bar’s Black and Gold afternoon tea, premium Muscat Grapes were also served at the end of the session to give it a sweet round up.
If you are looking at enjoying this decadent spread, do catch them before 31 October as the afternoon tea menu at MO Bar changes every bi-monthly. For those looking at staycation, you might also want to consider the Anniversary Time package which comprising of accommodation, welcome amenities courtesy of MO BAR and a cocktail making session for
two with Bar Manager Michele Mariotti as well as daily breakfast served in Melt Café for two and the Black and Gold Afternoon Tea for two adults.
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Operating Hours: Sun ~ Thurs 11 to 1am
Fri, Sat and eve of PH 11 to 2am
Afternoon Tea Mon ~ Fri 3 to 5pm
Two sittings for Afternoon Tea for Sat, Sun and PH 12.30 to 2.30pm and 3 to 5pm.