Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (II)

Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Once again this February, I was in Las Vegas for work.  I had the good fortune of synchronized travel with a fellow tea lover who was also in town for business.  We both managed to carve out time for Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental.  

Food is presented elegantly on these cascading three-tiered stands.  As I mentioned last year, not only are the stands lovely, but they're also functionally smart as they save pace on the fairly small table.

We chose an Earl Grey-Jasmine blend of tea.

  • Smoked salmon and cucumber with watercress spread 
  • Curry chicken, sesame cone and lemon grass with Asian pear (served in a glass holder)
  • Goat cheese tartlet with apricot jelly, dried fruits and spice bread crisp 
  • Black Forest ham sandwich

Scones with jam and cream

  • Pineapple mousse (my favorite dessert)
  • Raspberry-pistachio bars with white chocolate
  • Chocolate praline truffles
  • Mocha cream puffs

 I love the carpet!

The Mandarin Oriental also offers a Gong Fu Cha service for parties of 3 or more. Some day I would love to try this!

Have you been here?  If not, I think you would find it worth the money and time on a trip to Vegas.


Marilyn said...

It is just beautiful! So fun to see you and Ana having a very special tea time together. The food looks drool worthy. thanks for sharing!!!

martea said...

Thanks for sharing. It is the one hotel tea in Las Vegas I haven't been to, so really enjoyed your sharing the photos and narrative.

Gwen said...

Lovely tea time! Thank you for sharing.

Rosemary said...

So very special! What a great presentation and fantastic variety. Thank you for sharing.

Angela McRae said...

What an elegant presentation of afternoon tea! Still waiting for the day business brings you back to Atlanta! :)