Chicago | Afternoon Tea at The Drake Hotel

When’s the last time you had a solo afternoon tea

It’s one of my favorite things to do. Indulge in some quite time…

…with champagne.

The Drake Hotel in Chicago is one of the few afternoon tea spots in the US that offer unlimited replenishments on the tea sweets, savories, and scones (something that’s common in the UK). 

We’re drinking the signature Palm Court, a blend of Indian Assam, Chinese Keemun, Ceylon, and Formosa Oolong.

Let’s get to the scones while they’re warm. Buttery and dotted in cranberries, accompanied by…

….lemon curd, Devonshire cream, and strawberry preserves. 

On that same bottom tier is the lemon poppy seed loaf (even better with extra Devonshire cream slathered on a slice ;).

Sandwiches on the middle tier. Roasted strip loin and white cheddar on a pretzel roll…

…and lobster and shrimp salad tucked into split brioche. 

And finally, cucumber and tomato on pullman. 

Four nibbles at the top tier. A raspberry Sacher torte, lilikoi tart…

…coffee macaron…

…and a cream puff swan ^_^


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