When the multi-tiered cake stand was presented to us, we were in awe. Then, as the mixologist went through the selections of the day, we were ready to dig in. Come on, we couldn't resist a Bellini with a peach foam or the gin Jell-O with candied lime served on a spoon ready to slurp up. Or perhaps a Long Island iced tea marshmallow rolled in sugared coconut? Yep, we had it and it was good.
Don't worry, our judgement wasn't clouded by all the alcohol since we did have the opportunity to enjoy some slightly sweet desserts with a raspberry sorbet, piña colada and edible dirt all washed down with a cafe mocha type drink.
As you would expect, we finished up with a pot of steaming tea. Here is where the twist continues. This was a speakeasy tea served in a tea pot with vintage teacups, all presented with a book with a hidden bottle labeled POISON, a la Sherlock Holmes. The tea was actually a version of a Long Island iced tea where the poison was a absinthe floater to spice up the flavor of the tea.
An appropriate mix of English upper-crust and fraternity party that left us wanting another creative course; it was difficult to wipe the smile from our face. We loved it! We also applaud the creativity and the execution since it caused us to want to jump up and scream, 'It was the butler, in the library with a candlestick!'
The High Tea at Fix is $25 per person.
Note: This special high tea menu was offered through the middle of October as part of the Hilton Surfers Paradise's 1-year anniversary celebrations. That said, Fix Bar will continue to churn out creative cocktails well after the birthday.
[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/HotelChatter]