Mad Hatter's Tea Party by MIU and Blogger's Food Review @ The Smokehouse, Bangsar

Yesterday I've attended Miu's Mad Hatter's Tea party at The Smokehouse. I've never been into Smokehouse restaurant before, but I've heard they have another branch in Fraser Hill. :) I guess it must be cosy up there having such a pretty cottage style restaurant.

The Smokehouse restaurant in Bangsar, it has the style of an English cottage like i had imagined. The big cushion, decorated fireplace, vintage stuff - hanging lamps, mirrors, old time vinyl player, porcelain plates and tea cups contribute to the overall traditional English house style. I thought i was back to England when I was there, if outside was raining, it will be perfect for me!

Miu has put up sweet lovely tree with hanging paper rabbits, flowers, crowns...lovely indeed!! Fyi, the decorations on the tree was craft made by her mom! Bravo!!

Mad Hatter's tea party soon to begin!

Miu wrote our names on lovely handmade place card!!

Me, was seated in between Stacey and Su! Stacey dressed as half Red Queen and half Alice, Su dressed as the Sexy Lolita Alice! While me the Avant Garde Mad Hatter. It was quite fun to see everyone really dressed up for this tea party!

I had a very light lunch, cant wait to begin my food tasting! Yup!! I've tried every single thing food that placed on the table! *big grin!" Here's my food review...start with the tea sets...

Smokehouse set A (RM12) -scone, apple pie. Serve with a pot of tea or coffee. A Must try!! The scones are popular here in Smokehouse, their yummylicious strawberry jam is homemade, love tis combination the most! Goes well with butter too, but for the clotted cream i find it abit airy for my liking. The scone looks like a harden puff pastry, but surprisingly it's not as hard as it seem. Not too soft or hard texture for this scone. The apple pie is so appetizing! The best apple pie I have tasted in KL!! The tantalizing smell of the apple taste melts in your mouth when taking a bite down. The outer layer pastry is pretty crispy. Thumbs up for Smokehouse apple pie!! I would come back here for more apple pie cravings! Ohh did i mention that the apple pie in Smokehouse homemade too??

Smokehouse set B (RM18)- scone, apple pie, cake, brownie, sandwiches. Served with a pot of coffee/tea. The servings were added extras during the party. :)

The cake is an orange cake, it carries a hint of orange smell, not overly strong. The brownie and orange cake both has pretty good texture and not too oily or bitter aftertaste. For sandwich, I've only tried the egg and cucumber sandwich. It is prepared with fresh veges ingredients. I find it very healthy and fresh. There are 3 types of sandwiches serve in Smokehouse, Egg and cucumber sandwich(RM12), Roast chicken sandwich (RM15), Roast Beef sandwich(Rm18). All served with french fries.

The cheese and onion caramelised tarts(RM10), the crust is quite thick for this. It has a bit of salty, sweet taste, thus the combination of taste is pretty weird for me.

Next...the Rarebit - beef bacon, cheese on toast (RM12). I have to say this is one favourite! The strong deletable smell of bacon and the smooth and soft texture of the egg are very palatable! Beef bacon served here is halal.

Beef Wellington(RM48) has added into my favourite list! Beef wrapped in a puff pastry to bake. I find the beef has a tender texture, smells not too pungent, the puff pastry surrounds it was pretty crisp. The mushroom sauce with beef is so succulent!! Ooohh la still thinking and craving about it. Now..i must say the potatoes taste very heavenly, when comes to potatoes am very picky!!

Dessert time!!
Chocolate mousse (RM8)- very chocolate creamy and not too airy texture. Can't commend much, as am not a chocolate mousse fans.

Bomb Alaska (RM28) - a unique dessert! It has vanilla ice cream and meringue, cherries, cut fruits buried in it. Lights were dimmed when the rum was poured over, it flamed up and the whole "white mountain" surrounds with "dancing fire flames in blue". What a pretty sight!
Smokehouse manager Dennis told us that Bomb Alaska is a famous dessert which frequently called by couples. Because of the pretty sight of the dancing flames in the dark on a "ice mountain", when the lights were dimmed. I guess if anyone who would like to propose using this dessert by hiding the ring in it, sure makes the whole event extra romantic. :) But make sure you consult with the manager first..whether the ring will melt by the fire. haha. The fire burns awhile, begin to smell of burning from the dessert. The flames dies after that.

The top layer of the dessert look and taste like sweet cotton ball, not too airy in texture. Inner part, the ice cream, fruits and meringue taste pretty good. Not too sweet. The smells of rum is quite mild now after the burned. Some of the black bits on the top parts result frm burning tasted like charcoal. Other than that the rest is an interesting experience. u know Feb 1st is Baked Alaska day??!! :)

Lastly, the tasty creme brulee (RM8) is divine! Tantalizing custard smell, with a tad of burnt brownish caramel on top. Take a mini spoonful, you can taste the smooth velvety soft egg custard texture and hint of caramel smell with its crispy crystallise on top.

Now, in between tasting the food. We did some cam whore session....well not some, ALOt!! After the dessert, Miu announced the best dress prizes to the Red Queen, continue to 2nd, 3rd n 4th best dressed winners. Followed with more quizzes. Everyone went home with a full filling stomach and yummy pretty prizes. Thanks Miu for organising such event!

Mad hatter's group photo courtesy of Miu.

The Smokehouse,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar.
Tel: 2288-1510

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