Pullman Melbourne on Swanston is thrilled to announce the launch of an extraordinary one-time ticketed high tea experience. Elevating the concept of high tea to literal new heights, this unique culinary event will unfold within the exclusive confines of the hotel’s members-only Elevate Club Lounge located on the prestigious 15th floor.
This unparalleled experience promises Melbourne’s ‘highest, art-inspired’ high tea, offering panoramic skyline views of the city paired with an art-inspired menu and beautifully curated gin pairing by Little Lon Distillery.
The Pullman Melbourne High Tea Experience:
Guests are invited to immerse themselves in a sensory adventure like no other, starting from the moment they step into the iconic Elevate lounge. With ticket prices $120 per person, attendees will enjoy a 4-course High Tea menu as well as an extraordinary gin pairing for each course by Little Lon Distillery Gin, adding a touch of effervescence to their high tea experience. The 15th floor vantage point provides breathtaking views of Melbourne’s city skyline, creating an ambiance of sophistication and exclusivity.
Artist Inspiration: Prudence Caroline
Little Lon Distilling Co Cocktail Pairing: Blueberry & Oregano Tom Collins
Sydney Rock Oyster, Strawberry & Rhubarb Gin Foam
Sydney Rock Oyster, Cucumber Gin Granita
Sydney Rock Oyster, Dilmah Tea-Infused “Berry Sensation” Consommé
Artist Inspiration: Minna Leunig
Little Lon Distilling Co Cocktail Pairing: Clarified “Bloody Mary” Martini
Lamb Bush Tomato Sausage Rolls Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns Beetroot Cured Salmon Cones
Artist Inspiration: Justine McAllister
Little Lon Distilling Co Cocktail Pairing: Distillers Breakfast
Honey and Oats Scones, Gin Marmalade
Mini Chicken Waldorf Croissants
Applewood Smoked Trout, Horseradish Cream, Rye Finger Sandwich
Artist Inspiration: Lisa King
Little Lon Distilling Co Cocktail Pairing: Spiked Blueberry Tea Melt
Berry Velvet Tea Cake
Bitter Chocolate Boysenberry Mousse Rose Petal Macaron
What truly sets this experience apart however is the culinary artistry curated by Head Chef Ashlee Chapman. Guests will indulge in a menu inspired by the hotel’s vibrant new murals, created by renowned Victorian female artists including Lisa King, Minna Leunig, Prudence Caroline and Justine McAllister. Each dish is a masterpiece, reflecting the creativity and passion of these artists, bringing their artworks to life on the plate.
Ashlee elaborates, “When creating this menu, I was inspired of course by the artwork itself from a visual perspective, but also from the feeling the artwork evoked. For example, Justine’s equine inspired mural made me think of American classics like Waldorf and smoked trout, while Minna’s work had me draw from local Australian inspirations resulting in dishes that celebrate the freshest local ingredients such as bush tomato sausage rolls, lemon myrtle prawns and Tasmanian salmon.”
“I had so much fun when crafting this menu and can’t wait to see how it’s received by our guests” says Chapman.
Lisa King, one of the featured Victorian female artists, expressed the desire to link her artwork to the beating cultural heart of Melbourne, “The rich colour, movement and romance of this work are a feast for the eyes and have been painted to inspire a sense of pleasure, exuberance and exploration of the frivolity of the night amongst the neon of the city”.
Pullman Melbourne on Swanston sees the merging of art and food as a symbiotic epitaph of Melbournian culture. “Our delectable art-inspired menu showcases our dedication to both the highest levels of epicurean creativity and also supports emerging female artists from this amazing city. We are proud to be redefining the high tea experience in Melbourne and invite guests to join us for an afternoon of opulence and gastronomic delight” says General Manager James Muscat.
“We are delighted to introduce this extraordinary experience at Pullman Melbourne on Swanston” continues Muscat, “Our Elevate lounge, located on the highest floor of the hotel offers unparalleled views of Melbourne, making it the perfect backdrop for this indulgent affair”.
Date: 11th of November
Venue: Elevate Lounge, Pullman Melbourne on Swanston, 195 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD.
For bookings and inquiries, please head to: www.pullmanmelbourneonswanston.com.au
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the highest high tea in Melbourne. Elevate your senses and indulge in the extraordinary at Pullman Melbourne on Swanston.