Two more exciting food adventures that were shared in Kuala Lumpur were High Tea, at The Ritz Carlton, and New Year’s Eve dinner, consisting of ten courses of really lovely food.
First the Ritz Carlton.
The day was humid, as we expected, but the air conditioning was at a reasonable temperature. I found that the air con was often on much colder than I found pleasant, but I carry scarves for these times. We were taken across an amazing foyer to the room in which we would be served.
The choices were, as expected, but the food was delicious. Quiches and pasties on the bottom, sandwiches in the second level and sweets at the top.
I have decided that in my old age I am increasingly pleased if I can drink my tea from Fine Bone China cups. I love them. The delicate service we had at the Ritz was beautiful too.
We were given an extensive menu of teas from which to choose, and the consensus on the day was, the Ritz Carlton blend (Only available at the Ritz Carlton) and the reliable and tasty Orange Pekoe. After our feast I bought a bag of each. Into the bag, I was also given, a small metal tea strainer. Very nice. The staff were lovely, friendly, very attentive and knowledgeable. If they didn’t know the answer to a question, they found out very quickly. We were treated very respectfully and all the beautiful china and food was presented exquisitely, and we all really enjoyed it.
During the meal we had a string ensemble playing not far from us which was lovely to hear.
Overall it was a wonderful afternoon.
The Christmas decorations were still up all over the city and as we were leaving we found a gingerbread house downstairs. The outside was real gingerbread stuck to polystyrene blocks. Some people like to go into these structures. Can you see who it is?