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Pop Your Pearls On For The Gin High Tea Hitting Melbourne Next Month

By Chrissy Brincat
23rd Jan 2021

a tray filled with high tea bites with cocktails next to it

Getting bored with your usual gin and tonic? Wishing you could mix things up a bit? Well we’ve found the perfect afternoon treat for you—a gin-infused, seafood-inspired high tea complete with a gin cocktails.

Yep, it is as good as it sounds—a seafood high tea where you’ll be chowing (daintily, obviously) on gin-inspired nibbles, and sipping cocktails starring, you guessed it, gin.

The Westin’s executive chef Michael Greenlaw has teamed up with Four Pillars Gin to bring you a ‘High Seas’ menu that is out of this world, taking the by-products of making a batch of gin (like gin-steamed oranges and gin-soaked botanicals), plus some extra gin for good measure, and turning it all into delicious sweet and savoury bites.

an ice cream sandwich

We’re talking creations like nori scones with whipped yuzu butter, gin-salt and vinegar potato crisps served with crème fraiche and Bloody Shiraz gin caviar, and kingfish Scotch egg with Four Pillars gin-steamed orange marmalade. We’d go on—but we might be drooling already.

And then there’s dessert—a black forest ice cream sandwich infused with Bloody Shiraz Gin and spent botanicals, and summer cherry and Rare Dry Gin chocolate produced by Hunted + Gathered.

As for the cocktails, upon arrival, you’ll be blessed with a Four Pillars cocktail of your choice, with options like the ‘50/50’ complete with Rare Dry Gin, Lillet Blanc and orange bitters, or a ‘Changing Season Highball’ including Changing Seasons  Gin, StrangeLove yuzu soda, mint and lime.

Your high tea on the seas will only set you back $89, and can be indulged in at the Lobby Lounge at The Westin Melbourne every day from Friday 5 February to Sunday 4 April.

Bookings are essential, and trust us, you won’t want to miss the boat on this one.

The Details

When: Friday 5 February–Sunday 4 April
Where: The Westin Lobby Lounge
Find out more here.

Get your pinkies up for more of Melbourne’s best high teas here.

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