InterContinental Sydney Creates Enchanting High Tea celebrating Sydney’s 2019 Season of The Nutcracker

InterContinental Sydney is proud to announce the launch of The Nutcracker High Tea, crafted in partnership with The Australian Ballet to celebrate the upcoming season of Peter Wright’s
The Nutcracker, arriving in Sydney on 30 November.

A traditional family favourite, The Nutcracker is one of the most magical ballets for theatre goers of all ages. Available only 10 minutes’ walk from Sydney Opera House, The Nutcracker High Tea is set to elevate the magic of the sell-out show as a pre or post ballet treat.

InterContinental Sydney’s French-trained Head of Pastry, Eric Menard, was inspired by Clara’s Christmas Eve adventures in the creation of his sweet collection of treats which will be served on beautiful three-tiered stands in the hotel’s sun-lit heritage dining precinct, The Cortile. Jennifer Brown, General Manager, InterContinental Sydney says, “Christmas is a magical time at our hotel. As we prepare to welcome guests from Sydney and beyond, we’re excited to offer a High Tea that summons the spirit of the season in collaboration with The Australian Ballet”.

Guests will enjoy an assortment of indulgences inspired by the Land of Sweets, including a lemon meringue macaron with delicate ballet-themed design, a guava raspberry tartlet with Nutcracker pink pashmak and a vanilla bean cupcake topped with ruby chocolate ballerina shoes. An array of savoury finger sandwiches will also be served, brimming with classic festive flavours such as turkey and cranberry, and gourmet delights of smoked salmon & chervil, and cucumber with dill crème fraîche. To complete the experience, fluffy buttermilk scones are served with lashings of raspberry jam and clotted cream.

The Nutcracker High Tea is a classic three-tier stand and will be priced at $89 per adult with a glass of French Champagne (including tea or coffee); or $79 per adult with a glass of sparkling wine or non-alcoholic beverage (including tea or coffee). Younger guests (12 years and under) will be offered a petite version of The Nutcracker High Tea for $39 each.

Furthermore, to celebrate the start of The Nutcracker High Tea in partnership with The Australian Ballet, InterContinental Sydney will be offering a special Christmas competition. The lucky winner will receive a one nights’ stay at InterContinental Sydney with access to Oceania’s Leading Executive Club Lounge, including twilight drinks and canapés, gourmet deluxe breakfast for two, a Nutcracker High Tea experience for two, two tickets to The Nutcracker by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, 13 December, and a pair of signed authentic pointe ballet shoes. Entries can be made here from 11 November, and T&Cs viewed here.

For more information and to book The Nutcracker High Tea at InterContinental Sydney visit: https://www.icsydney.com.au/high-tea