Easter in Bangkok—Colonial Traditions with a Thai Twist

  • 30th March 2013

More than just the Easter bunny visits the Peninsula in Bangkok, on this special day there are festive and elegant teas, magicians, spring-time balloons, egg-hunts on the lawn and story book confections to amaze children and adults alike!

 

Easter Tea Peninsula Bangkok

 

Pastries served at the Easter Tea include:

Mini chocolate-lavendar cupcakes, Golden Opera Finger, Chocolate Easter eggs, Vanilla Panna Cotta & Blackberry, Pistachio-walnut macaroons, Lemon & meringue tartlet

Honey Chocolate lollipops

Hot cross buns

Homemade raisin scones with clotted cream and jam

 

Easter Tea Peninsula Bangkok

 

Sandwiches include:

Roasted honey-ham & Gruyere cheese with cornichons on pretzel roll

Avocado & tomato on white bread wrapped with grilled zucchini

Atlantic smoked salmon with egg-lemon zest & brown bread

Foie gras “burger” style with roasted apple & frisée lettuce

 

Easter Tea Peninsula Bangkok

 

 

While parents dined on green asparagus custard & mushroom truffle duxelle served in a delicate eggshell alongside Alaskan crab & leek quiche…

 

Easter Tea Peninsula Bangkok

 

 

Children dined on house-made cotton candy served with a smile…..

 

 

Cotton Candy Peninsula Bangkok
Cotton Candy Peninsula Bangkok

 

 

In their own private tea-room children found fruit & marshmallow kebab bars and sundae bars

 

 

Fruit Kebabs Peninsula Bangkok

Sundae Peninsula Bangkok

 

Children enjoyed Peninsula Hot Chocolate with Ovaltine (for adults Peninsula Hot Chocolate includes Felchlin Arriba, a specialty chocolate with black-currant notes, licorice fragrance and coffee—absolutely divine) while excitedly watching the magician, as parents slowly sipped specialty drinks like, Jasmine Lychée tea, Jasmine Dragon Ball tea and traditional Thai Iced Tea.  While the service, ambiance and presentation was very traditional/colonial, there were Thai-twists throughout and never-ending fascinations for the children.

 

Children's hot chocolate Peninsula, Bangkok

Renowned Children’s hot chocolate

magician Peninsula Bangkok

 

Abundant florals classically merged East and West with overflowing orchids alongside paper mache egg ornaments.

 

Florals Peninsula Bangkok
Florals Peninsula Bangkok

 

Chocolate eggs were everywhere coupled with a gorgeous nest and abundant confections for children too!

 

Easter Peninsula Bangkok
Children's Confections Peninsula Bangkok

 

Beloved story themes were enjoyed by all:

 

Alice in Wonderland Peninsula Bangkok
White Rabbit Peninsula Bangkok

 

Tea and balloon-making was capped off with a trip to the lawn for a competitive egg-hunt

 

Balloons Peninsula Bangkok

Spring themed balloons

Egg Hunt Peninsula Bangkok

Egg Hunt Peninsula Bangkok

 

 

 

Prizes and a stop at the Peninsula confectionery ensued…

 

 

 

Kids Prizes Peninsula Bangkok

Confectioner in the Peninsula

 

 

Thai Style Bunny Confection

Thai inspired Easter Bunnies

Marbled Eggs

Marbled Eggs

 

The Peninsula Bangkok is located at:

333 Charoennakorn Road  Klongsan

Peninsula.com/Bangkok

 

High tea is served at the Peninsula Bangkok between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  Reservations are necessary.

 


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1 Comment

  1. What a sight to behold a tea over dream! Love, love it!

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