I enjoyed having afternoon tea very much because I’m very flattered with the delicate nature of bite-sized sandwiches and tiny samples of cakes offering a different way to enjoy food. And they offered a refined take on the everyday builders tea and coffee, nibbling on a whole host of finger foods.
While maybe most people enjoy the fine china of cups and saucers more with tiers of cakes and savouries, the French don’t really have these fancy practice. Serving treats straight to the point – on trays and plates.
While Paris excels when it comes to café culture, from sitting out on the terrace of the historic cafes to popping in to your favourite local bar for a classic grand crème and a croissant, until now that culture has not extended to the quality of the coffee itself. Little did I know of that!
During the older days, the French themselves do not even seem to care that their coffee is unanimously condemned as lousy. All that is changing fast though, with a new generation of coffee bars and wifi coffee shops opening up all over the city, many run by Australian and American baristas who take their espresso-making skills very seriously, alongside French coffee enthusiasts who are travelling the world to visit plantations, then importing and roasting the fragrant Arabica beans themselves.
These born-again cafés serve potent double espressos made with freshly ground beans from Ethiopia or Rwanda, Salvador or Guatemala – introducing the French to more varieties of filter coffee, flat white or even the siphon and Aeropress.
Learning the cafe culture in France, we saw a great change – bringing the romantic idea of a good time which is to while the afternoon away on a sidewalk table, nursing a petit noir or an espresso and observing passers-by, patrons in Malaysia can now enjoy it all at the top. Right here at Genting Highlands!
Cafés Richard is a traditional French-style coffee roaster founded way back in 1982, that has also been applauded for its wonderful range of classic and herbal teas. In addition to its collection of exclusive blends and pure origin coffees, its classic and herbal teas, Cafés Richard provides chocolates, sugars and other sweet treats and accompaniment products, making the company a truly complete partner!
Paging all coffee, tea and Afternoon Tea treats lovers!
Now at Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands, you can find excellent coffee with affordable Hi Tea treats that starts from RM45 per pax!
Surrounded with great ambiance at their “hanging garden”, it’s definitely worth more than just one visit. Major love for their vintage European setting with a match of a modern & sleek touch on the walls and furnitures as well. Very pretty.
Parisian Hi Tea
2.30pm – 5pm Daily
All Hi Tea sets are served with your selection of any one Coffee, Slow Coffee, Tea or Chocolate beverage from their extensive menu
Cafes Richard is also famous for their Slow Coffee.
Slow styled Coffee are some techniques born to bring us the joy of a slow, relaxing passage of time. These are some of the essential accessories that are available to elevate your experience of hand-dripping coffee. Coffee lovers would know, this definitely broadens and gives depth to your daily ritual of brewing an aromatic cup of coffee.
We can choose the different technique for different coffee beans used – Chemex, Cold Drip, French Press & Syphon.
Just ask the friendly floor staff and they are more then happy to explain which technique goes with which bean.
Ethopian Moka Yrgacheffe (Cold Drip)
Costa Rica Tarrazu (Syphon)
Sumatra “Orang Utan” Coffee (French Press)
Checking out their exclusive Herbal Recipes:
Reves Enfantins – Fruity
A nice fruity acidity, mixing apple pieces, hibiscus flowers, rosehips, licorice & red fruit aromas.
Farandole de Patisserie – RM45 / RM49
Consists of Pastries & Sweets: Eclair, Strawberry Mille-feuille, Macaron, Peach & Apricot Entermet – layered mousse.
Desserts Gourmand – RM49 / RM53
Consists of pretty & delicious delicious desserts: Creme Brulee, Mousse Au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse), Aumoniere (Crepe filled with caramelized pear & orange), Tarte Normande (apple tart).
Entree des Saveurs – RM52 / RM55
Consists Savoury Selection: Crab, Avocado & Lemon Zest Salad, Foie Gras on Toasted Baguette, Sun0dried Tomato & Shallots Madeline, Mini Croque Monsieur.
If you have more people dining in for Hi Tea, you could go for their bigger set of:
Le Festin – RM128 / RM138
Catering for 2-4 people and is made up of their full selection of patisserie, desserts & savoury items with your choice of any TWO Coffee, Slow Coffee, Tea or Chocolate beverage from the menu.
Loving their hi tea set and would love to go again. Anyone? Hehe.