Watch and jewellery enthusiasts, please block your calendar for a luxurious and elegant week starting from 20th to 27th November 2015. Starhill Gallery, Malaysia ultimate destination for premium lifestyle, fashion, beauty, art and dining is hosting the ninth edition of A Journey Through Time – Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcase.
Enthusiast can look forward to see all these showcases, rare private collections, first-in-market editions and as well as exquisite pieces from world’s leading watch and jewellery brands.
Guests will be treated to an myriads of events from fashion parades by eminent designers, thematic tea sessions and rousing live performances.
For the thematic tea session it will be held at the Newens Tea House London @Starhill Gallery located between the luxury brands Dior and Louis Vuitton, Newens Tea House is Kuala Lumpur’s most popular venue for English afternoon tea – the three tier set boasts freshly baked scones, cut sandwiches, Newens signature Maids Of Honour tarts and a choice of 60 types of tea.
While enjoying the fashion parade of this event; which will be held around the Newens Tea House London @Starhill Gallery during the high tea session, guests are able to enjoy their sip of premium tea with the signature 500 years old highly kept secret recipe of the Maid of Honour tarts.
Accompanying your cup of tea served in fine China tea set; is the specially created pastry and cakes which the first tier has; was the Strawberry Dip Chocolate (the coat), Couture Handbag Cake, Designer Shoe, English Trifle and the Red Velvet Hat.
The second tier consists of 2 pieces of Newens Maid of Honour Tarts, Chicken Puff Pastry and a Spinach Quiche.
Newens Tea House London Maid of Honour Tarts has an elaborate history and is one of the most closely guarded pastry recipe in the world. Maids of Honour tarts was first discovered in the 16th century by Tudor King Henry VIII, who was introduced to the delicate pastry-filled tarts at Hampton Court Palace by Anne Boleyn, the second of his six wives.
It is said the King declared the tarts so delicious; he ordered the recipe – and the Maids Of Honour who baked them – to be locked up and only allowed out to bake for the Royal court. The Maids Of Honour recipe remained a secret for over 200 years until it was leaked by a palace cook to John Billet, a baker in nearby Richmond.
In 1850, Robert Newens, a former Billet apprentice, opened his own bakery in Richmond, using the original Maids Of Honour recipe he learned as a trainee baker. Since then the Newens family have continued baking Maids Of Honour tarts to the same recipe through the generations for customers who have included Britain’s wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II and more recently celebrity X Factor judge Simon Cowell, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
For the first time, in December 2014, Maids of Honour tarts made a historic 6,000 miles journey from London to Kuala Lumpur – the first time the recipe had been taken outside the UK – when Newens opened inside Starhill Gallery.
Lastly for the final tier of this English afternoon tea set; it features an assorted open sandwiches which has filling of cheese, chicken, and smoked salmon.
For this A Journey Through Time IX event, Newens Tea House will feature this special English Afternoon Hi Tea set at RM160 Nett for 2 pax. Make a date for this special annual event to dazzle your eyes with the highlight of the showpieces and enjoy a fine cup of tea while enjoying the signature Maids Of Honour tarts at the Newens Tea House @ Starhill Gallery.