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Jayda's Middle Eastern High Tea

Harissa chicken sandwiches, Turkish delight doughnuts and free-flowing champagne make for a special riff on the classic feast.
By Libby Curran
April 28, 2023
By Libby Curran
April 28, 2023

Whether you've got a mum you'd like to spoil or you just want to treat your own damn self, Jayda's upcoming feasting series has you sorted. The CBD cocktail bar — and next-door sibling to Shane Delia's Maha — is dishing up high tea with a Middle Eastern twist.

Held across two weekends (Saturday, May 6, Sunday, May 7, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14) with three sittings each day (10am–12pm, 12.30–2.30pm, 3–5pm), it's a lavish riff on the classic high tea, filled with sweet and savoury delights.

You'll sit down to bites like toasted lobster buns with zaatar mayo, tarama tarts paired with salmon caviar, harissa chicken sandwiches and Turkish beef dumplings with spiced yoghurt and foraged mushrooms. Sweet treats run to the likes of handmade chocolates and Turkish delight doughnuts, and there'll be a range of tea and French-press coffee to match, too.

The high tea spread comes in at $135, which includes a glass of Louis Roederer champagne to kick things off. And if you're feeling fancy, you can add on free-flowing flutes of the bubbly for an extra $100 per person.

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