Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC - 2006

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2006,
while in Washington, D.C. for a meeting,
GJ, AJ, and I met our friend LB at
the Four Seasons Hotel in the Georgetown neighborhood.
Afternoon Tea was served in the Garden Terrace Lounge.
I only have this one photo above from that afternoon.
Apparently, we were too busy enjoying the foods and visit
with our friend, I forgot to take more. 
From my 2006 notes:
"Loose leaf teas in small jars were brought to the table
for each guest to choose our tea.
Each guest's loose tea was prepared in a
small white teapot with an
accompanying matching teapot of hot water.
The server continuously refilled the hot water pot
as each guest poured hot water in the teapots throughout the tea.
You can get the idea from the photo of my plate above.
Both teapots were on a small matching white ceramic tray,
and set at each guest's place. 
Also from my notes:
AJ was offered The Children's Tea including
Chocolate Milk, a PBJ sandwich,
and a Chocolate Chip Cookie, and other items.
He was 7 years old at the time and readily agreed
to that special menu, then sat back and happily played
his electronic game while the three adults enjoyed the afternoon.
"The beautiful and delicious sandwiches were served plated.
The scones and sweets were served on a three-tier-server.
The ambiance and service were excellent.  We were not rushed,
and the Terrace Lounge was full with guests by the time we left. 
Obviously, a very popular Sunday afternoon activity!"
The Menu:
Winter Afternoon Tea
Served Daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Cream Cheese on a Brioche
Parma Ham with Ricotta and Fig on Nine-Grain Bread
Shaved Cucumber over buttered Radish on Whole Wheat Bread
Chicken and Mango Salad with Almond on a Sesame Bun
Air Dry Apples Scones
Chocolate and Gingerbread Mousse
Biscuit "Jaconde", Apple-Caramel Mousse, Cinnamon Cream
Chocolate Tart, Armagnac Truffle-Grue Tuile
Caramel and Chocolate Macaroon
Lemon and Earl Grey Tea Cake
The price in 2006 was $43 per person,
not including tax and gratuity.
Our family has wonderful memories from this Grand Hotel Afternoon Tea experience. 
If you click on "Hotel Afternoon Tea" under Labels in the left sidebar,
you can read my blog posts about many of our hotel teas.   


relevanttealeaf said...

What a wonderful Afternoon Tea experience, Linda. I can see why you enjoyed it so much!

Angela McRae said...

This sounds like a wonderful and elegant afternoon tea experience, and I'm impressed that you have such outstanding notes! (Writing you after sipping a *tea sachet* from Harney & Sons ... ha!)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a wonderful tea experience for you!

You almost took us right there with you on that memorable and delightful journey!

Thanks for sharing!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Ah...sounds lovely. It is such a treat to have afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! The menu is super! So glad you took such good notes! I usually forget to do anything but eat and drink! LOL!

Marilyn said...

The menu sounds just plain delicious. I loved seeing each of the sandwiches, so nicely presented. AJ and you and your husband have had some wonderful afternoon tea experiences.

Lavender Cottage said...

What a menu! I don't take any notes for the tea rooms we visit but should.

Rosemary said...

That looks like it was a memorable Afternoon Tea. I've yet to enjoy afternoon tea at a DC Hotel! Next time you're in our great capital city, let me know!


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