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The Gold Coast’s most exciting new dedicated High Tea lounge has officially opened, and you’re going to want to pay it a visit.

Previously Videre Restaurant, Videre High Tea makes the most of the spectacular 21st floor location at RACV Royal Pines Resort to serve up delicious food with a side of some of the best city skyline views on the Gold Coast.

In addition to the iconic views, the new addition will deliver a contemporary and sophisticated interpretation of the classic High Tea experience with a uniquely Australian flavour.

The playful menu – curated by RACV Executive Chef Glenn Bacon – pays homage to classic high tea fare with a few delicious, modern Australian twists.

Whether you’re celebrating a baby shower, hen’s night or an end-of-year-celebration, gather the squad for a day of pinky-pointing in true Royal Pines style.

Choose from three High Tea menus including the Signature, Sparkling or Champagne – starting from $45 per person – and feast on delicacies like smoked salmon, quandong and cucumber club, Camel milk feta quiche, Medjool date and honeycomb scones served with Meander Valley pure double cream and house-made blackberry and strawberry gum jam. Not to mention, scrumptious sweets including the Granny Smith apple and macadamia bomb, passionfruit meringue and Rosella craquelin choux bun.

“The menu will change each season, however the one constant will be our use of indigenous Australian ingredients,” says Glenn. “Ever since my days working in Alice Springs back in the 90’s, I have made a point of using native ingredients in a lot of my dishes. As a proud Australian chef, I feel privileged to be able to source and showcase such unique ingredients to our guests.”

One such example is wattle, which has a complex flavour profile similar to that of toasted coffee – as such, it can be used in many applications.

“Riberry, Quongdong and Strawberry Gum are also some of my favourites, as these types of ingredients lend themselves to both sweet and savoury applications,” says Glenn. “This season we are also showcasing Camel milk Persian-style feta cheese in our quiche and presenting it with a hazelnut granola. 

“The Summer Land Camels Dairy at Harrisville in Queensland are producing some really interesting soft cheeses. Camel milk has 25% less fat and 25% less lactose than cow’s milk. It is higher in Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc and Sodium and it’s lower in cholesterol, and also has naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral properties.”

But the Videre High Tea menu is not all scones and quiches – the menu features a hearty spread of dishes, including a moreish hot and crispy buttermilk chicken slider, topped with a citrus burst of lemon myrtle mayo and served atop a charcoal bun that’s sure to become a seasonal mainstay.

Of course, no Videre High Tea experience is complete without a generous pour of unlimited Tea Drop tea and French press coffee served by classic trolley service. And, depending on how luxe you’re feeling, you can also opt to include a glass of NV Paul Louis Blanc de Blanc sparkling or NV Champagne Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee with your High Tea menu.

If you’re drinking, why not try something from the tempting cocktail, Spritz and wine menu?

So whether you’re looking for a nice day out with friends or hosting a special event such as a birthday, engagement party or baby shower, Videre High Tea is a remarkable treat. Experience the Gold Coast’s most exciting new dedicated High Tea lounge at Videre High Tea! Available Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and for special events Monday to Thursday upon request. 

Bookings are essential. Phone 5597 8700, email royalpines.restaurants@resorts.racv.com.au or visit www.racv.com.au/royalpines

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