Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula (Beverly Hills, CA)

The decor of the tea room is elegant and they even have a harpist playing a harp. There are two choices for tea (under each of those choices is regular sparkling wine or rose sparkling wine). The more expensive choice include caviar. If you like salty taste, then opt for the pricier one. First they brought out strawberries and freshly whipped cream with the sparkling wine. Then the caviar on bread with some type of cream between the caviar and bread. I choose a vanilla spiced tea, it was pretty good, but I was surprised that they didn't have cubed sugar at this swanky hotel.

The scones, sandwiches, and cakes all came out at the same time on this tower. The scones were nice and warm straight out of the oven. They had homemade raspberry chocolate jam and blueberry jam to choose from along with the typical lemon curd and devonshire cream. I didn't care for the raspberry chocolate jam at all. The blueberry jam was delicious and actually better than the traditional jam that usually comes with scones. The sandwiches were okay. The sweets at the end were better than the sandwiches, but not the best I've had (Had afternoon tea in London not too long ago, so my tastes are a little spoiled). Its still a nice spot to chill with your girlfriends.

Free gift at the end with the more expensive choice tea.

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