High tea at Rochelle Adonis is just that extra bit special

I went to Rochelle Adonis for high tea with 10 of my girlfriends in December for a pre-Christmas celebration. From the house made high tea menu which changes daily to the gorgeous décor and remarkable attention to detail – high tea at Rochelle Adonis is that extra bit special.

I had booked our high tea months in advance via email. It was $49 per person and BYO bubbles with a $10 corkage charge per bottle (Rochelle Adonis only charges corkage for what you drink). There’s a 50% deposit required to book but if there’s any drop offs as long as you provide 24 hours notice, it can be applied to the balance.

I was hoping for the afternoon session but it doesn’t take long for high tea sessions to be filled up at Rochelle Adonis so a champagne breakfast it was! First thing I noticed on entry was that there was not a male in sight, just plenty of ladies in gorgeous floral dresses.

I had been saving my Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV sparkling that was sent to me the month prior for a special occasion…

Grant-Burge-Sparkling

The pinot noir grapes are hand picked from the elevated cool climates of the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley and Alpine Valley to minimise damage to the berries and extraction of red colour from the skins.

This sparkling has a biscuit-like nose combined with ripe raspberry and peach notes. Like most sparklings, Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV went well with both our savory and dessert courses.

Rochelle-Adonis

On arrival we were offered Remedy single origin French press coffee and a menu of loose teas by The Seventh Duchess…

Rochelle Adonis Remedy single origin French press coffee

All served in beautiful vintage china cups and saucers…

Rochelle Adonis loose teas by The Seventh Duchess

We were served light cucumber sandwiches to start…

Rochelle-Adonis-Sandwiches

Then we were each presented with this gorgeous savoury plate. There was a turkey terrine with peach chutney; a blue cheese and caramelised onion tart topped with a pear & hazelnut salad; a yorkshire pudding with caramelised onion mascarpone and smoked beetroot; and a glazed ham with cumberland sauce and a micro herb salad.

Rochelle Adonis High Tea Savoury Course

I loved the blue cheese and caramelised onion tart, the pear & hazelnut salad beautifully offset the richness of the blue cheese and caramelised onion. I also happily swapped my turkey terrine (I don’t eat turkey) for another glazed ham :)

This refreshing popsicle was our palate cleanser…

Rochelle-Adonis-Palate-Cleanser

The dessert course was even more amazing! We were spoilt with Rochelle Adonis house made sour cherry ice cream sundae, christmas cake with brandy butter, fruit mince tart, pavlova with berry blossom and white choc raspberry mousse.

Rochelle Adonis dessert course

My friend Lisa absolutely loved the sour cherry ice cream sundae. She said she could have had three more and I was in love with the pavlova…

Rochelle-Adonis-sour-cherry-ice-cream

High tea at Rochelle Adonis is that extra bit special with everything made in her kitchen. I loved that the high tea menu on any given day is designed to reflect the seasonal produce available at the time and the innovative delicacies is different to what you would find anywhere else. I’d recommend high tea at Rochelle Adonis for any special occasion – it is well worth it especially when comparing the cost to other Perth high tea venues who don’t make everything from scratch.

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