Raffles Hotel Singapore invites guests to explore quintessential Sicilian delights as it departs from the shores of Japan and sails to the south of Italy as part of The Grand Lobby’s thematic Afternoon Tea experience. Exclusively from 16 May to 28 August 2022, indulge in an assortment of delectable Sicilian sweet and savoury treats before the journey continues to another destination in this epicurean voyage.

Charmingly presented on a three-tier silver stand, the Sicily Afternoon Tea comprises handmade savouries  including well-loved Italian classics, Arancini with Beef Ragu, and Peas, a saffron coloured rice ball coated with breadcrumbs, The Authentic Sicilian Hero, decadently layered with a variety of indulgent cheeses, salami, and pesto, as well as delicious Tramezzini Sandwiches with tuna, egg and olives.

Complementing the savouries is a sumptuous array of traditional sweet treats specially curated by Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin. The specially curated creations include Brioscia, aromatic, and fluffy Sicilian bread; Granita al Limone, a refreshing semi-frozen dessert originating from Sicily; Cassata, a traditional rich sponge cake filled with sweetened ricotta cheese mixed with Marsala, chocolate chips, and candied fruit; Cannoli, intricate tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough with a tempting rich ricotta filling and pistachios; and the delicate Paste di Mandorla, an Italian lemon-flavoured almond biscuit.

The Sicily Afternoon Tea comes with The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original and raisin scones served with luscious clotted cream, and signature strawberry rose jam. To complete the entire experience, guests may choose to accompany this scrumptious spread with either a choice of “Mariage Frères” loose tea leaves or Raffles custom blended coffee beans.

The Sicily Afternoon Tea experience is priced at S$88++ per guest and will be offered alongside the signature Classic Afternoon Tea. The thematic experience is part of The Grand Lobby’s afternoon tea offering, where guests are taken on an evocative journey to revel in the unique culinary flavours of selected distinctive cities around the world.

Enjoy the gastronomic journey in the comfort of home as the Sicily Afternoon Tea set is available for collection and delivery on Raffles Grab & Go from 16 May to 28 August 2022, and beautifully showcased on a beautiful three-tier stand adorned with a striking sketch of the iconic Raffles façade.

When: Sicily Afternoon Tea Experience*:
16 May to 28 August 2022
Monday to Thursday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm,
Friday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 6.00pm
*Reservations for the Sicily Afternoon Tea experience must be made a day in advance.
Where: The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore,
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Dress Code: Casual Chic (No shorts and slippers)
Website: http://www.rafflessingapore.com/restaurant/the-grand-lobby/
Price: Sicily Afternoon Tea Experience: S$88++ per guest
‘Grab and Go’ Sicily Afternoon Tea for 2 persons: : S$148+

For all enquiries and reservations for dining experiences at Raffles Hotel Singapore, please call +65 6412 1816 or email at singapore@raffles.com.

Enhanced safety and hygiene measures

As we navigate through the ongoing pandemic, Raffles Hotel Singapore continues to embody the philosophy that guides our service excellence, whilst maintaining the highest hygiene standards to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our guests and staff. Guests can be reassured that all public spaces and restaurants have been reconfigured to facilitate safe distancing and there is a strict adherence policy in place to HACCP principles for food preparation and hygiene. Specific to dining, guests are invited to discover our digitalised menus made available for all restaurants featuring a la carte and made-to-order options.