Raffles Hotel Singapore Offers a Taste of Moscow

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

Left to right: A Moscow Afternoon Tea set; inside the Grand Lobby. (Photos: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

For Singaporeans, it might not be possible to jet off to Moscow or St. Petersburg for a vacation in the next few months. But patrons at the Raffles Hotel can embark on a gastronomic journey of their own by booking a Moscow Afternoon Tea experience, launched just this week at The Grand Lobby.

Available until March 14, the brand-new offering includes classic Russian canapés like blinis with Kristal caviar and smoked salmon, alongside black-sesame bubliki bagels. Also featured are sweet treats such as sharlotka, a light sponge cake filled with pieces of apple; viscous cranberry kissel; and decadent ptichye moloko (“bird’s milk” cake), or milk-and-sour cream mousse topped with a chocolate ganache glaze. These delights can be paired with a choice of Mariage Frères premium tea or the Raffles’ custom-blended coffee.

Guests can take things up a notch by ordering Russian-inspired cocktails at the Writers Bar. Some of the highlights? Try the post imperial kir (S$25++), a fruity concoction made with champagne, gin, raspberry, cherry, and orange; babushkiny luchshiye (S$20++), which mixes rum with apple, beet, milk, tea, and citrus; or tarragon Tat’yana (S$25++), a heady blend of vodka, vermouth, sake, and tarragon.

Priced at S$88++ per person, Raffles Hotel’s Moscow 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. The Writers Bar will be serving limited-period cocktails from 5 p.m. daily.

More information here.

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