Marike's Fruity High Tea at Crown Conservatory

To celebrate Spring being in full bloom, every weekend until Sunday 29 December, internationally renowned Dutch Pastry Chef Marike Van Beurden is taking over the traditional afternoon tea offering at Crown Conservatory, curating a seasonal dessert buffet that promises an abundance of fresh fruit bursting with colour.

Marike's award-winning creations reinvent the dessert experience, with a menu that draws upon her world-class experience from kitchens all across the globe – awarded Best Dutch Pastry Chef in 2004 and Best Chocolate Master in 2013.

Guests can delight in euphoric taste revelations including sweet delights like the mojito and raspberry tarts, green apple and coconut mousse, macadamia and yoghurt cakes, as well as Yuzu crepes with exotic fruits and marmalade.

The limited time collaboration offers a series of packages, including:

  • $75 per person for Afternoon Tea and flowing tea and coffee
  • $95 per person for Afternoon Tea and flute of Piper-Heidsieck
  • $120 per person for Afternoon Tea and flowing Piper-Heidsieck

Available every weekend, session times are listed below and bookings can be made on Crown's official website or by calling 03 9292 5777

* Saturday: 3pm - 5pm

* Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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