Restaurant Vermeer wins Global Real High Tea Challenge


On 13 October, Dutch teams challenged each other at the Miele Inspirience Centre at Vianen for a ticket into the final of the Global Real High Tea Challenge. The team of Restaurant Vermeer won the Dutch tea competition and received a seven-day tour in Sri Lanka and a ticket for the Global Real High Tea Challenge in Sri Lanka in 2015. The winning recipe will be mentioned in the Dilmah High Tea recipe book as well. Last year the Amstel Hotel Amsterdam won, which assured them the first spot in the international final in 2015.

Real High Tea Challenge

The Real High Tea Challenge by the Sri Lankan tea brand Dilmah is organized since 2007 and is a quest for the ultimate high tea. Chefs worldwide are challenged to use tea as an ingredient (Tea Inspired Cuisine) and in food matches (Tea Pairing). The participants of this edition were NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Bar Restaurant Mystique, Doubletree Amsterdam, Grand Hotel Karel V and Restaurant Vermeer (Barbizon Palace). The teams consisted of a culinary chef and food & beverage employee. The day was hosted by patissier Hidde de Brabander.

The jury

The jury consisted of Bernd Uber, Dilhan Fernando and Robert Schinkel. The men not only paid attention to the presentation of the High Tea, but also assessed the general knowledge of tea, the influence of terroir, the taste of various teas, brewing the perfect cup of tea and the use of sustainable and local ingredients.

Website: Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge

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