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Homemade sweets and confectionary are a highlight on The Table Bay’s refreshed High Tea menu thanks to the creative hands of the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef, Lee-Andra Govender. From handcrafted bonbons to classic toffee apples, there’s a sweet to stir up nostalgia for guests.

During Valentine’s month she puts a delightful twist on candy apples which will take pride of place at High Tea. The red glazed toffee apples will also be available at Camissa Brasserie on the Harvest Table at during lunchtime and on Valentine’s Day will be offered as a shared petit four after dinner.  

For those keen to experiment with making their own sweets for their sweets this Valentine’s Day, she happily shares her recipe.

“Skip the store-bought sweets and chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Instead, get creative in the kitchen and make your own homemade candy for your loved one, or come and try one with us at The Table Bay,” says Govender.

The Table Bay’s famous high tea is available from Monday to Sunday. To accommodate demand, two sittings are staged; the first is 2pm to 3.30pm and the second at 4pm to 5pm.

The newly refreshed three-course high tea is a decadent experience, starting with a few savoury treats such as butternut aranchini and deep-fried rissoles which are served at the table. The second course, also served at the table, includes a choice of freshly baked scones, cream and preserves. From there, guests can indulge in a choice of spectacular sweets, cakes and savouries from the dessert buffet. There is an array of mouthwatering cakes and desserts to choose from, as well as a cheese board. 

The price for the new high tea is R320 per person. The Sinful Delight option is priced at R200, offering guests the choice of sweets and cakes from the Dessert Buffet only.

The Camissa Harvest table is available for lunch from Tuesdays to Fridays and is priced at R260 per person.

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