The afternoon tea at MO Bar in Mandarin Oriental changes seasonally, and each season is inspired by a different theme. This time, in celebration of MO BAR’s 1st anniversary, MO Bar has launched a new Black and Gold afternoon tea, inspiration taken from the bar’s contemporary interior. Coming here is like slowly opening up a coveted gift; the excitement and anticipation of what’s coming up next. First we were introduced to a golden tin teemed with jewels of coffee spheres reminiscent of caviar, made using a molecular gastronomy technique, balanced by a layer of the velvety pear puree underneath. Followed by some Taraba Crab Vol Au Vent and Smoked Hamachi on Seaweed Crackers and Yuzu.

Next will be their two-tier tray that’s not only for the tastebuds, but also for the aesthetic senses of course, with a food selection in hues of black and gold. Savory nibbles come first always, from Boston Lobster Roll, Wagyu Pastrami with Japanese Pickle, and Ebi Shrimp with Sriracha Aioli. The bottom tier is made up of a fantastic selection of desserts, including Dulcey Puffed Rice with Chocolate Caramelized Banana Sphere, Citrus Confit with Yuzu Cream, Black Sesame Sponge with Coconut Ganache and Chocolate Pâte Sablée with Dark Chocolate Mousse. They are found to have an interesting combination of textures, with just the right amount of sweetness. Freshly baked Vanilla and Black Sesame Scones are next, tease those beauties open and spread them with a triple ensembles of clotted cream and delicate-tasting jams.

This Black and Gold Afternoon Tea is priced at $48 per person or $88 for two, inclusive of one pot of coffee or TWG tea; $65 per person, inclusive of one cocktail or mocktail; or $68 per person, includes one glass of “R” de Ruinart Champagne. Only available til end of October!