Ready for tea? We’re at The Peninsula Paris (yay, Paris!) this afternoon…
…and there are two types of afternoon tea on the menu. We had to try them both.
Tea is served in The Lobby. Have a seat, place your order. There’s a wide selection of loose leaf served hot…
…and a few iced options. This one is an iced earl grey.
That’s the traditional afternoon tea on the left and the Julien Alvarez Tea Time Interpretation on the right. Julien is the pastry chef at Peninsula Paris….wish I was there for his rose tea.
We’ll start with the traditional. Savories include:
- Scottish salmon, fresh dill
- Cucumber, cream cheese
- Egg mimosa
Warm currant scones come with…
…clotted cream, orange marmalade, and raspberry jam.
A little of everything ^-^
And the sweets. Clockwise from the top:
- Bananaoffee pie
- Caramel shortbread macaroons
- Carrot cupcake
- Cherry cheesecake (like panna cotta set on butter shortbread)
- Key lime pie
- Strawberry trifle
The Julien Alvarez tea includes savories:
- Chicken and herbs, baby lettuce, brioche bun
- 36-month comté, ham on the bone
- Tomatoes, organic egg, and tapenade
Instead of scones, you get these soft, sweet buns that taste like a cross between Hawaiian sweetbread and brioche. A little bit of sparkling sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. These might have been my single favorite item at tea…so simple, so wonderful.
And the final round of sweets:
- Mini tartlets
- Fig biscuit
- Pistachio macaron
- Mini Profiteroles
- Vanilla-lime puff pastry
- Chocolate mousse
Till next time ^-^