Addams Family High Tea at Soirée Sofitel Wentworth

Stepping through the entrance to the Sofitel Wentworth on your way to the High Tea, you would be hard pressed not to sing the first verse of the Addams Family theme song. The lobby has been transformed in line with the popular cult television series to coincide with the musical comedy currently showing in Sydney.

Addams Family High Tea
Addams Family High Tea at Soirée

Black roses in poison glass bottles, black bird cages and a wrought iron gate sits ajar to the entrance of Soirée at Sofitel Wentworth where a themed afternoon tea is held daily.

Created by Executive Chef Boris Cuzon, The Addams Family High Tea is inspired by the creepy and the kooky and runs throughout April.

Addams Family High Tea
Wrought Iron Gates

Veiled in lace with black feathers, the high tea stand makes a grand appearance alongside a choice of two cocktails or a glass of bubbly.

Addams Family High Tea
Addams Family High Tea, Pugsley’s Poison, Morticia’s Martini

Morticia’s Martini is a dark cranberry-based drink, made with ABSOLUT Kurant and crème de cassis, garnished with a ghoulish ‘eyeball’ of blueberry and jam stuffed lychee. Pugsley’s Poison is a ‘bubbly’ potion made with strawberry Midori, sparkling wine with a strawberry at the bottom.

Addams Family High Tea
Savoury Tier

The savoury tier holds two types of black and white bread sandwiches, one with smoked salmon and cream cheese, the other with cucumber, cream cheese and dill. Alongside, is a soft muffin made of spinach, sweet potato and cheese. The virgin Bloody Mary jelly adds a macabre touch but could do with a little more spice or horseradish.

Addams Family High Tea
Middle Tier

The middle layer holds dark scones with a crunchy severed finger on top made of shortbread with an almond flake as the nail and sticky “blood” at the other end.  Served at room temperature, the scones can be a little dry and need the blood-red strawberry jam and whipped cream. Apple pies are embedded with a small gold axe and a brownie grave with chocolate tombstone is served with a raspberry coulis “blood-filled” syringe.

Addams Family High Tea
Top Tier

The top layer carries the sweets with dark chocolate religieuse choux pastry filled with vanilla custard, spider’s web lemon tarts, black and white macarons and “spicy” crème brulée which has no discernible spice.  “Cousin Itt” is made out of pashmak-covered fruit paste, but alas, it lacks the dark glasses and the pashmak melts too quickly and on the jelly destroys the hairy effect.

A choice of nine teas is available such as the fragrant, light and floral Jasmine Pearls, like drinking jasmine flowers on a summer’s day, and  the vanilla roibosh, with a dark tea flavour rich in vanilla.

Addams Family High Tea

If you’re a fan of the original television series, the movie or the characters, the Addams Family High Tea ($59 per person) is a fun way to spend an afternoon nibbling on tombstones and severed fingers and sipping on dark drinks with eyeballs. But you’ll have to be quick, the afternoon tea runs daily between 2pm and 5pm until 30 April.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
61 – 101 Phillip Street Sydney Australia
+61 2 9280 9835


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Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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