Thursday, April 12, 2007

Day Four: Tea at the Ritz

The Ritz Palm Court (Photo courtesy Ritz website)

Tea at the London Ritz is an elegant, sumptuous affair! The setting is dripping in gold. The staff is attentive and sharp. The food is wonderful! And even the bathrooms are lovely.

Taking tea at the London Ritz is a life-long dream of afternoon tea lovers. It is, by many, considered the pinnacle of the experience. I was not disappointed.

Stephanie and Denise, tour leader

Our evening began with champagne then continued with afternoon tea sandwiches (all we could eat!):

* Smoked salmon
* Egg mayonnaise with cress
* Ham
* Chicken with mayonnaise

Then we enjoyed raisin and apple scones with Devonshire clotted cream and organic strawberry preserves.

For dessert, we had an assortment of afternoon tea pastries and cakes.

The last course was fruits of the forest (berries) with English cream. I enjoyed all of these with several cups of Ritz Traditional English tea.

Even the bathroom was fancy. ;-)


Jes said... fabulous for you!!!!

Denise said...

Stephanie, You are doing a great job with this "Tea in London" diary. It's so much fun to relive all those tealightful days! Thanks for taking the time to do this on your blog!


anodyne said...

I agree with Denise that your "Tea in London" diary is great fun to read. You don't know me, but I had come across your blog from a link via Cindy W's previously. But I am also on ATAA tea list and have read the stories and seen pictures from some of your fellow travelers. I happen to know Denise, too, via the Internet. Small world. Very much enjoying your adventures. Holly

BloomingtonGirl said...

What a delightful blog you have. I especially enjoyed your photos detailing your tea at the Ritz. This coffee lover might even brew a cup of tea in your honor today!