FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENTMuseum of Floral Culture: Tea Time at “Salon De La Rose”

Museum of Floral Culture: Tea Time at “Salon De La Rose”

The brainchild of renowned Thai floral artist/sculptor Sakul Intakul, this fragrant museum is set inside a beautiful, century-old teak house and offers guided tours around the aromatic and meticulously tended gardens.

The museum recently installed a new addition: A splendid tearoom, “Salon de la Rose,” which offers a variety of unusual teas with floral notes, tempting Thai sweets, and sumptuous homemade cakes. An afternoon tea with perhaps the best scones in town is a real treat. Live traditional Thai music is played every weekend in the afternoon.

Tea Time Highlight

Sweet Menu:

  • Rose jelly with homemade frozen yogurt
  • Delicious Thai desserts
  • Brownie, freshly baked with top-quality ingredients
  • A must-try Scone, freshly baked using the best organic flour from England
  • Ong-ka-rak Cake,” baked according to a famous old recipe
  • Gleeb-lum-duan,” special cinnamon cookies with sweet aroma
  • Fresh mango cheesecake, soft and delicious
  • Irish Chocolate Cake, dough-free recipe made with fine French chocolate
  • Strawberry Mousse and White Chocolate Cake

Beverage Menu:

  • Fragrant coffee
  • A variety of fragrant flower teas
  • Fresh, organic, aromatic Rose tea
  • Lotus tea, a pleasant aroma from Vietnam
  • A variety of sweet soda water

In addition to highlighting the huge importance of flowers in Thai culture—from royal events to weddings to daily life—the museum offers exhibitions on floral culture across Asia. The building is beautifully furnished with antiques, and has a charming collection of photos and drawings to complement all the floral arrangements.

Proceeds support the operation of The Museum of Floral Culture in the conservation, promotion and dissemination of Thailand’s cultural heritage.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Getting there: The Museum of Floral Culture, 315 Soi Samsen 28, Ongkharak 13, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand.

For reservations or more information, please call 02 669 3633-4.

Or visit: www.floralmuseum.com

William Bredesen has worked for a variety of media outlets in Thailand, from lifestyle magazines to international news wires. He's also authored a travel guide to Phuket, co-written a Thai history book, and edited several books on local culture. He is a correspondent for CPA Media.

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