A great tradition long enjoyed by royalty and the aristocratic elite, afternoon tea has, over the years, become a veritable culinary art form. From the small pastries to the savoury treats to the moreish sweet indulgences, afternoon tea is the perfect way to bridge lunch and dinner (without ruining your appetite for either) and is a decidedly elegant way to celebrate a special occasion, or to simply while away a few hours in delectable fashion. All that said, nowhere does afternoon tea better than the Park Hyatt Auckland, and if you haven’t yet tried its famous offering, we think now is the perfect time.
Park Hyatt Auckland’s Afternoon Tea is an elevated affair, where deliciously savoury bites like parsnip gratin with truffle potato cream, blue cheese brûlée with wild mushroom and bacon crumb, confit duck with slaw in a rosemary bun sit alongside sweet delights like petit gateaux with yuzu curd, bergamot and white chocolate, dark chocolate Jerusalem artichoke and caramel tart and brioche doughnut with lime curd custard. A lineup that would please any gourmand, this Afternoon Tea offers an array of flavours, is available with fully vegetarian or vegan menus too and is a testament to the clever culinary forces at play here.
Available at Park Hyatt Auckland’s The Living Room, a comfortable, cosy space in which you can relax, unwind and take in the stunning views across Auckland’s waterfront, Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to spend a few hours. And with school holidays now in full swing, it could be the perfect experience to fill an afternoon or two with the kids in tow.
Park Hyatt Auckland’s Afternoon Tea is available from Thursday to Sunday, between 12pm and 3:30pm. Book here.