Afternoon Tea Party with Le Palais des Thés and Flour Bakery

Scenes from a Sunday afternoon tea party hosted by  and Le Palais des Thés. Does this space look familiar? It should. We’re at the James Beard House.

Here’s a peek in the kitchen. That’s Joanne Chang-Myers on the right (gorgeous and talented) and her crew from Boston. At the bottom left are her famous sticky buns. Three trays! Here’s the recipe.

Equal parts sweet and savory, beautifully displayed and constantly replenished. I’m noting down the entire menu…good inspiration if you want to host an afternoon tea.


  • Miniature Buttermilk Biscuits with Sage and Parsley
  • Miniature Breakfast Pizzas with Bacon, Caramelized Onions, and Quail Eggs
  • Country Ham–Vermont Cheddar Hot Pockets
  • Miniature Egg Sandwiches
  • Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Tartines
  • Bite-Sized Quiches
  • Tea Sandwiches:
  •  – Roast Beef and Crispy Onions
  •  – Roasted Lamb and Goat Cheese
  •  – Hummus and Sprouts
  •  – Chicken and Jicama
  • Wheat Berry, Feta, and Walnut Salad with Organic Greens


  • Miniature Banana Breads with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Miniature Sticky Buns Miniature Pavlovas with Cream and Fruit
  • Assorted Tartlets:
  •  – Lemon Curd
  •  – Chocolate Truffle
  •  – Caramel–Nut
  •  – Milky Way
  •  – Fruit
  • Miniature Lemon–Ginger Scones
  • Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Cream Puffs
  • Chocolate–Butterscotch Pudding Parfaits
  • Miniature Croissants
  • Miniature Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, and Cranberry Muffins
  • French Toast Soufflé Bites
  • Miniature Pop-Tarts
  • Miniature Cinnamon Cream Brioche
  • Miniature Homemade Oreos

Whew! Can’t believe we ate all that ^_^

Cocktails to drink. Champagne, lemon, Peychaud’s bitters, fresh raspberries, and a bit of Flour Bakery’s raspberry syrup. Fun fact: the syrup was “invented” from the extra crushed raspberries used in their Lemon-Raspberry Cake.

My favorite bite was the mini French toast soufflé on the bottom left.

The meal was paired with three teas from Le Palais des Thés:

Am off to make  for dinner – hope everyone has a good Sunday night.

  • K and S
    October 22, 2012

    wow! so much to sample!

  • anonymous
    October 23, 2012


  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 23, 2012

    Kat and Amy – Indeed!! ^_^

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