Monday, July 07, 2014

Tea at the Ritz, Buckhead (Atlanta)

I was recently in Atlanta for a work trip and was happy to squeeze in time for Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton in the Buckhead neighborhood.  Kudos to the Ritz for a beautiful tea experience and for getting the name "Afternoon Tea" correct on the webpage.  :-)

Thank you Angela for the suggestion to go here!  The ambiance is old-world elegance and I was delighted when a group of hatted ladies sat nearby.  I also want to brag on my server.  She did a fantastic job!  She offered tea suggestions and was very gracious in her manners. She's been working Afternoon Tea for about a year and seems to really enjoy it. I think that enjoyment makes so much difference.

 As one would expect from a Ritz, the food was both attractive and delicious.  The tea sandwiches: smoked salmon with American caviar, cucumber dill with lemon ricotta dill, prosciutto with melon canape, egg salad, turkey with orange marmalade and Georgia shrimp profiterole.

I enjoyed two scones:  cream and currant, served with clotted cream and strawberry preserves.

And the selection of desserts was equally wonderful.  My favorite was the most simple - the little financier cake in front on the top rack.

A perfect place to rest and regroup in the midst of a busy week!


relevanttealeaf said...

What an enjoyable tea experience! The food looks delicious, and you look lovely!

Angela McRae said...

So happy to hear you had a lovely time in the midst of work ... but next time, please tell them they have to schedule it when I can join you! ;)

Marilyn said...

What a treat when traveling to take the time to stop for tea. It looks just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Rosemary said...

How lucky to enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Ritz! And, kudos to The Ritz for not calling it 'high tea'!