I’m not sure if it’s an age thing, but the idea of going for drinks with my girlfriends has become a cumbersome affair that I’d much prefer catching up on a quite afternoon over coffee or tea. Am I right?
My girlfriends and I would catch up every month at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha Tea Lounge that Anthony lovingly calls ‘tea party’ (like we’re a bunch of 6-years olds sipping invisible tea and eating scones made out of air). I guess this monthly catch-up is an adult version of a tea party since we do come dressed up, and talk about anything and everything from boys to TV shows.
My affinity for afternoon tea started because of this and I would jump at any opportunity to go to one, and I may have found a new favorite spot – Nobu Afternoon Tea.
Going to Nobu is always a classy yet relaxed affair and wanted to reflect my style based on that. A simple silk dress with classic suede pumps is fresh and young but still refined for an afternoon tea. My foodie partner in crime, Sally also had comfort and elegance in mind, by donning silky wide leg pants with a simple black top laced with delicate gold jewelry.
This is one of things I love about going to an afternoon tea. It motivates you to get glammed up without the added pressure compared to going for a night out. It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up, meet friends on a quite afternoon and potentially have a sneaky glass of bubbly along the way. And if you are going to do it, make it a Nobu afternoon tea.
Anything Nobu does is a hit in my books and this is no different. It’s a combination of two of my favorite things: Japanese food and afternoon tea. It’s something different from the usual afternoon tea spread and feature Umami ‘savory’ that includes hit wonders like the black cod in butter lettuce and a lobster slider rendition. But by far my highlight was the Okashi tray filled with desserts with a twist: soy salt biscuit, matcha canelé (my fav), and mini scones with tofu crème that taste better than regular scone cream.
If you’re looking for something to do with your girlfriends during the summer season in Doha, head to Nobu Afternoon Tea. The spectacular view of the ocean, the food, the ambience is worth getting dressed up for. Sally gives you a little taster on her blog here.
Nobu Afternoon Tea is priced at QR 195 per person for the classic tea set and QR 240 per person for the sparkling tea set. Every Saturday from 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM