A New Orleans-style high tea is coming to Sydney, thanks to Barangaroo’s NOLA Smokehouse and Bar. On the last Sunday of the month, from August through October, you can sip on Sazerac and iced tea cocktails — plus snack on mini lobster rolls and tartlets — all while taking in views of the city skyline.
The four-hour high tea will cost you $70 each and includes all the eats, along with one glass of Champagne, or a cocktail, and bottomless house iced tea or lemonade (the virgin kind). For the boozy option, choose from a glass of Taittinger Cuvée Prestige or one of three cocktails created specifically for the event — these include the Decatur Iced Tea (Sazerac Rye and Southern Comfort Black mixed with rosy mint and earl grey teas); the NOLA lemonade (Bacardi Oro and Fuego with limoncello, lemon juice and soda) and a classic bellini. If you’d like to go above and beyond the brunch ticket, the wider drinks menu will also be on offer, or you can opt for the more traditional bottomless coffee or tea.
In terms of food, they’ve put a Louisiana twist on your usual array of decadent bites. On the savoury side, indulge in lobster rolls or a smoked chicken and leek variety. For sweet lovers, the freshly-baked scones will be accompanied by bourbon peach and blood plum marmalade. Lemon meringue tartlets, pecan and SoCo tarts and even s’mores with passionfruit and chocolate ganache will also be yours to nibble on.
You’ll have to book ahead for this one, with the first event taking place on Sunday, August 26. If you miss out, there’ll be two more chances to nab a taste on September 30 and October 28.