Raffles Hotel Singapore Offers a Taste of Louisiana

A selection of classic Southern treats stars in the property’s latest thematic afternoon tea experience.

Raffles Hotel Singapore’s New Orleans Afternoon Tea set. (All photos: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

For Singaporeans, it might not be the best idea to jet off to the United States’ Gulf Coast for a vacation in the next few months, especially as the region begins its gradual recovery in the wake of Hurricane Ida. But patrons at the Raffles Hotel can still embark on a gastronomic journey of their own by booking a New Orleans Afternoon Tea experience, launched just this week at The Grand Lobby.

Available until November 30, the brand-new offering comprises both sweet and savory items inspired by the birthplace of Jazz, whose melting-pot cuisine developed out of a combination of French, Spanish, West African, and Native American influences. While you won’t find jambalaya or oysters Rockefeller on the menu, there are quintessential New Orleans specialties like the muffaletta — a hearty sandwich of cured meats, provolone cheese, and olive dressing enclosed in freshly baked Sicilian-style bread. Also included is a Louisianan take on the Reuben sandwich, with two slices of grilled rye bread holding together a filling of corned beef, roasted beets, Swiss cheese, and cabbage.

Muffaletta and New Orleans–style Reuben sandwiches are served with smoked salmon bagels.

As for desserts, the lineup would not be complete without New Orleans beignets, crispy-edged pillows of deep-fried choux pastry dusted with a generous amount of powdered sugar. Other featured treats include melt-in-the-mouth pralines loaded with toasted pecans, plus a decadent chocolate bread pudding.

Priced at S$88++ per person, Raffles Hotel’s New Orleans Afternoon Tea is now being offered from Mondays to Thursdays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., while service begins at 12 noon on Fridays to Sundays and lasts until 6 in the evening. Reservations must be made a day in advance.

More information here.

Classic New Orleans beignets and banana pudding.

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