Mandarin Oriental Macau has recently launched a new afternoon tea set at their upper level bar, named FANtasy. At the Vida Rica Bar, we are accommodated with an exquisite view of the Macau landscape and also a quiet environment.
Two skewers of citrusy sorbet are first served over cold flame as welcome refreshers. Followed by the three wooden tiers savories and sweets. The panini has its formal grill marks but just a bit too dry on the edges and soggy in the middle due to a spread of mustard. Similarly, the chicken sausage roll in puff pastry is just average.
While I especially love the soft squid ink bread with pinkish and tender wagyu beef, the smoked salmon over a beetroot toast also gives a scent of sweet note. On the top tier, besides the chocolate lolly with raspberry mousse, I would prefer the lemon slice with citrus lemon curd more than the chocolate one. Not to mention it is a really dense and fudgy double chocolate cake, the financier also has an obvious taste of almond garnished with pistachio cream.
The champagne jelly is so strong that the rose has been completely overwhelmed by the wine. Some raisin and bacon scones are also prepared with the orange passion fruit jam, raspberry rose jam and honey.
In addition, we order their signature mille feuille. It is undoubtedly gorgeous, with crunchy caramelized puff pastries layered between excellent pastry cream that contains real Tahitian vanilla pods. It is a perfection.
The afternoon tea set ends with a 70% hot chocolate. The hot chocolate with specifically high cocoa content are of course bittersweet, smooth but milky at the same time. This is a great day to spend at MO.
Homemade Mandarin Orange Sorbet
Grilled Panini Sandwich with 24 Months Iberico Ham
Portuguese cheese, tomato provence herb bread, savora mustard sauce with pickled cucumber
Homemade Black Truffle Sausage Rolls
Oven baked black truffle chicken mousse, trumpet mushroom & puff pastry
Wagyu Beef Finger Sandwich
Fire grilled wagyu beef tataki with cepe mushroom, espelette chili & charcoal squid ink bread
Smoked Tasmanian Salmon Open Face Sandwich
Pickled red onion, smoked caviar, poppy seed beetroot bread & saffron garlic aioli
煙塔斯曼尼亞三文魚配醃制洋蔥, 煙魚籽醬, 罌粟籽菜根麵包及藏紅花蒜蓉醬
Raspberry Financier with Pistachio Chantilly Cream
Chocolate & Red Berry Lollipops, Rose Champagne Jelly with Mix Berry Caviar
Slice of Lemon Cake
Slice of Double Chocolate Cake
Homemade Raisin & Smoked Bacon Scones
Served with Clotted Cream, Raspberry Jam & Orange Passion Jam
Freshly Make Mille Feuille (Choice of Tahitian Vanilla Pastry Cream)
Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate
Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate
Vida Rica Bar
Address: 2/F, Mandarin Oriental, Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
Telephone: +853 8805 8928
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 17:00-00:00 ; Fri 17:00-01:00 ; Sat 15:00-01:00 ; Sun 15:00-00:00