After our sumptuous lunch at Lung Hin, we headed straight to the 24th floor of Marco Polo Ortigas for some Afternoon Tea. Connect Lounge is open daily from 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM. They have wide choices of appetizers, burger and sandwiches, pasta, desserts and even wine selections. Given that they a fancy and relaxing ambiance, this can be a nice spot for that mid-afternoon bonding with your friends or even your special someone.
Going back to their Afternoon Tea, it is served in a 3-tier stainless tray for P788 which is available daily from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM. The good thing about this set you can customized your choice of pastries and desserts. Their baguette comes in different flavors plain (original), red (tomato), black (squid ink), green (parsley) and yellow (corn). Choose your own toppings from shrimp, ham or salami and as well your dressings and vegetables.
Some of the desserts are readily available and on display so you can exactly see how beautiful they are. The strawberry and chocolate mousse are not only picture-perfect they will also satisfy your sweet tooth.
English Scones and Sausage rolls are the available pastries for that day. Take note pastries and desserts choices may be different daily. The scone comes with a strawberry jam and cream. This is just perfect while sipping a hot coffee. The sausage filling is equally balance with its puff pastry.
Another inclusion of the Afternoon Tea are the bite-sized slices of cheesecake and chocolate tart. One thing that I can guarantee with Connect Lounge they know how to do their thing! Everything that we tried are awesome and fulfilling. I had a cup of machiatto that day which is enough to awaken my senses.
Those little things are enough to make me and my wife happy but another dessert came out. The chocolate fondant, best enjoyed while warm so you can fully enjoy its gooey center. It comes with a chocolate and vanilla syrup.