Tea is served in the Palm Court right off the lobby. They offer two types of Tiffin Afternoon Tea:
- Beauty and the Beast – more chocolate and darker flavors
- Sleeping Beauty – lighter, fruity flavors (we ended up ordering this one)
The Langham has a collection of private blends, and also serves Ronnefeldt (which I rarely see in the US, but is super popular in Hong Kong). I went with Lukull Darjeeling ^_^
Shall we begin? Start with the savories! Slow-cooked chicken and foie gras wrap followed by…
…smoked salmon, ceps duxelles, horseradish cream, and candied beets on whole wheat.
A mini banquette with caviar, roma tomatoes, and egg salad…
…and cilantro crepe rolls with celeriac and blue lump crabmeat.
Black truffle butter with wagyu beef and hot house cucumbers.
And finally, the tiniest quail scotch egg.
Scones were delivered later in the service to ensure that they were still warm when we ate them. A small touch that made all the difference. One each of the raisin and classic scone with…
…clotted cream, strawberry jam, and raspberry preserves.
Hope you saved room for dessert, there’s plenty coming! This is the lilikoi and quark cheese dome on a shortbread crust.
Mango-caramel-coconut tartlet (like the ones from The Carlyle only these were 1000X better).
A sweet brioche stuffed with raspberry preserves…
…and crisp profiteroles with green apple.
There was a caramel panna cotta topped with toffee streusel…
…and tiny angel cookies alongside lemon “marshmallow” macarons ^_^