High Tea review – Rochele Adonis (Perth)

A few weeks back I went to Perth to visit friends and family, whilst there a good friend of mine recommended we try the high tea at ‘Rochelle Adonis’.  I had heard many good things about this place before so I jumped at the opportunity to try their high tea. We arrived at the shop and proceeded through the entrance and I was instantly floored by the pretty interior on the inside.  White stone bench tops, beautiful fresh pink roses in crystal vases, a quirky wall full of photo frames varying in different styles and sizes, and scattered around the shop were antique brick a brack like antique sliver cutlery, tea sets and pots.  The whole feel of the shop was very sweet and contemporary, much like their food which I’ll get to in a moment.  So after admiring some of their cakes on display it wasn’t long after before someone escorted us to our seat.  Now the seating is very different, usually if you are having high tea with a group you are alloted a private table.  However these were benches so we had to share the table along with several other people.  At first it seemed a little awkward but after a while you get used to it, not long after you have been seated the wait staff begin to bring out your food and drinks.  The wait staff were very friendly and helpful and gave full explanations of what was being served, even recommendations on how to eat it.  Our first course was savory which consisted of:

– cucumber sandwiches
– ravioli filled with roquette and ricotta on top of caramelized onion with parmesan shavings with a tomato sugo and to finish off a lemon
– and zuccini Arancini ball with a saffron aioli sauce.

Savory

All the savory items were absolutely divine!  Especially the raviolli, which besides begin slightly chewy was amazing none the less.  The cucumber sandwiches were quite good too but the thing that sold me was their presentation.  Skewered with a tooth pick it was like a cucumber sandwich kebab, very cute.

Next came on the sweets which were

– passionfruit strap with an olive oil yogurt espuma
– lemon and blueberry trifle
– chocolate sable tart with baby pear
– rocky road icecream
– white choc mousse with liquid berry centre and chocolate
sable garnished with strawberry

Sweet

I started out with the rocky road icecream, obviously if i left it any longer it would melt.  It was absolutely gorgeous!  Nothing like a cheap rocky road ice cream would be, this was amazing!  I can’t even describe it well but it had nuts, and lovely bits of sweet crackle of some sort, and what seemed to be a red licorice or semi hard chewy candy inside and a pleasant rose taste.  Sorry but this description does not do it justice it was just AMAZING!!!  So after the rocky road ice cream I started on the blueberry trifle. A beautiful luscious thick meringue on top, which cuts down to the lemony sourness then to the sweet blueberries, perfect harmony with every scoop it was grand!  Next came the chocolate sable tart, really small but packs a punch!  Surprisingly for its size it was immensely rich, a little too rich and slightly bitter but once you have a bit of the baby pear on top it cuts through the richness which was quite sublime.  I then started on the white choc mousse with liquid berry centre and chocolate sable garnished with strawberry which was quite nice and then on to the passionfruit strap with an olive oil yogurt espuma, which was quite different from all the sweets we had tried earlier.  It was a very nice change and was like nothing I had ever tasted before.  The strap had a texture of pasta and pastry together and had a lovely tart flavor to it whilst the olive oil yogurt evened it out so you’re not over whelmed with the tart taste in your mouth.
All in all I really enjoyed my experience at this place.  Service is top notch even the owner herself comes out occasionally to see how you’re doing and if everything is satisfactory.  Price wise it’s well worth the money, interior is beautiful and the food is to die for.  Even their tea selection is good, offering a good variety for different tastes although a little limited.  I also heard that this place changes their high tea menu regularly so you’ll always get something different on your next  trip.  Well I can tell you what I’ll definitely be going there again if not for their high tea but for their dessert degustation.  Check out yourself this wonderful establishment at www.rochelleadonis.com and if you’re in Perth WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Give this place a go and see for yourself.

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1 Response to “High Tea review – Rochele Adonis (Perth)”


  1. 1 High Tea Perth 28/07/2011 at 2:39 am

    We attended the adonis early this year for a high tea perth anniversary
    function and we felt although pricey that they had a good selection of
    sweets and drinks. It will definatley be somewhere that we visit again
    for our functions. Thank you for providing the great review.


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