Friday, August 2, 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

 The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is a fabulous resort in beautiful setting. 
The photo above is from The Broadmore web site
We called for afternoon tea reservations and learned they serve 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
during summer months in the West Tower Lobby. 

 We ordered the Julie Penrose Afternoon Tea, named for the wife of the founder. 
Each of us chose a tea from the selection of seven teas and two herbal blends from Mighty Leaf Tea. 
 Our Traditional English tea was served individual three tier servers
at the low table.  My guys tend to slide down in the comfy sofas and chairs
when served tea this way.  Our preference is to be seated at a normal height table, 
but all the "regular" tables were busy when we arrived.  
 Our sandwiches were Salmon, Egg Salad, and Cucumber. 
 Each guest had three scones, served with cream and jam. 
 The assortment of delicate pastries were beautiful and delicious. 
The guys especially liked the raspberry pistachio pastry. 
 Our server was Laura, who offered to refill our teapots with hot water.
 Below, was a display of a photo of Mrs. Penrose
and several of her personal items.  

It was fun to see personal items of the special lady for whom our tea was named.  

8 comments:

Beth said...

What fun! I have really enjoyed reading about your travels this summer. About 20 years ago, my employer sent me to a conference at the Broadmoor - what a magnificent place and a wonderful opportunity. Have a great wknd, Linda.

relevanttealeaf said...

What a beautiful place. When my youngest son was living in Denver we went to dinner at Broadmoor, but I have no Afternoon Tea experience. There are so many things I'd like to do if I ever returned to Colorado, but Jeremy's living back in Michigan now, so a visit to Colorado isn't too likely.

GardenOfDaisies said...

That would be so fun. It's a beautiful hotel. My husband remembers staying there with his family many many years ago, when he was a kid.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How wonderful !
We lived at the foot of Pike's Peak back in the seventies, a magical time in my life..
When we went to the Broadmoor, the Olympic ice-skating championships were being held, and I'll never forget those beautiful Rockie Mountains cloaked in a blue-haze.
Glad to hear you had such a grand time.
~Jo

janice15 said...

Seems like you had a wonderful time and I think that's a great touch to see her personal things.. it makes things more real and nice ..Happy weekend with love Janice

Marilyn said...

This afternoon tea looks just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

Micupoftea said...

What a treat! So glad you are having a nice vacation :)

Angela McRae said...

I love it when the teas are named after someone local! I had plans to do that back when I thought about opening a tea room. Now I figure I'll just incorporate it into my books!

 

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