Passiontree Velvet to open in Indooroopilly | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Passiontree Velvet to open in Indooroopilly

When Passiontree Velvet first brought their schmancy high teas and decadent pastries to Carindale, we thought we’d struck the gold-leafed jackpot. What could possibly be better than high tea towers of opulent delicacies? Well, with the opening of Passiontree Velvet Indooroopilly, we’ve found out: high tea towers of opulent delicacies served with champagne! The new Indooroopilly store will be popping bottles from late July, and there is no better place to start spending your tax rebate. We’re talking crumbly scones dolloped with fresh cream and strawberry jam, delicate sandwiches, perfectly crisp and chewy macarons, and creamy chocolates. And lets not forget the cakes! Their chocolate truffle cake with layers of sponge, ganache and icing has been the cause of many a ditched diet on the east side of town. With four high teas to choose from, as well as a cabinet of treats, Passiontree Velvet caters to every vice. The Duchess Full High Tea’s assorted ribbon finger sandwiches, warm English scones and sweet fancies were already the perfect afternoon delight, but now you can go all out with a Champagne High Tea or Sparkling High Tea, served with Louis Roederer Premier Brut or Premier Biancavigna Prosecco Brut. (Please note: any rendition of Iggy Azalea’s Fancy will not be tolerated.) For the chocolate fiends, the Chocolatiers High Tea is the perfect chance to indulge. Passiontree Velvet’s French chocolatier puts his spin on high tea, serving finger sandwiches with an array of chocolate bonbons, truffles, macarons and even more divine chocolate. This is one of those situations when it’s ok to eat dessert first. Best of all, book a high tea at the new Indooroopilly location between now and August 9 and you can take a friend for free! Or your mum, aunt, cousin, heck, even dad if he’s up for it. Just book online at Passiontree Velvet, ready your sweet tooth and head to shop K222 in the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.  Words by Rebecca Grady