Disclosure: I was invited as a guest for this preview.
How time flies by. Did you know that the Sound of Music is turning 50 this year?
I have so many fond memories of this movie, watching it over and over again as a kid, seeing the musical live in Melbourne, and several years later, getting slightly annoyed but also bemused at my grandmother watching it on repeat day in and day out as Alzheimers unfortunately started creeping into her life. It’s a film that’s been tied to so many aspects of my life, so when I was invited to check out a Sound of Music high tea at the Intercontinental Hotel…well, how could I say no?
Held over this coming Sunday (April 26th), and the next two Sunday’s (May 3rd and 10th), the high tea ties in perfectly with Mother’s day, or a fun and nostalgic girls afternoon out.
When I turned up at the function room with my mum (the actual high tea will be held in the Market Lane Bar), I was completely elated by our ‘brown paper bags, tied up with string’ and these super adorable limited edition Sound of Music tea cups! Too adorable.
Mumm bubbles, coffee and tea followed suit, along with our three tiers of delicious goodies. From the savouries, I loved the savoury muffin, honey glazed ham in a seeded mustard baguette and adorable mini Burgundy wagyu pies.
Although I found the honey and chocolate scones a little dense for me personally, I loved the traditional scone which was so light and fluffy, especially when walloped with strawberry jam and cream.
Although I didn’t polish off every savoury item, I made quick work on the sweets; blueberry cheesecakes, perfect pistachio macarons, blackberry crumble and a decadent black forest cake as well. The mango sorbet that came as a palate cleanser was so refreshing.
We also were treated to a sneak preview of “The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg”. Austria has always been high on my ‘want-to-visit’ list, and this documentary did not help that need and desire to be in Europe! Julie Andrews also looks simply amazing for 80, just for the record.
I'm not at all ashamed to admit, after this afternoon tea, I hurried home and popped the Sound of Music on the telly and bathed in the nostalgia all over again. So what are you waiting for? Why not spoil mum to an afternoon of Sound of Music tunes, Champagne, delightful nibbles, Crabtree and Evelyn gift packs and the chance to win a Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-Ray pack?
To make a booking simply call 03 8627 1400 of email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tea is $60 per person.
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto
495 Collins Street