Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Grand Hotel Afternoon Tea

 Afternoon Tea at The Grand Hotel is served daily in the Parlor
on low tables and soft chairs.
(The Parlor isvery much like a hotel lobby without a registration desk.)  
We were a group of eleven and were seated at two tables.

From The Grand Hotel website: 
In keeping with more than 100 years of Grand Hotel tradition, Afternoon Tea is served each day in the Parlor. Guests enjoy tea, sherry and champagne, petite finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones, and an array of pastries, accompanied by a chamber music recital.
Served Daily from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There was only one tea served to our group from silver pots. 

The sandwich course was served plated. 
My gluten free sandwiches were beautifully garnished.
Starting at the top: Cucumber,  Deviled Egg, Turkey, Ham and
Salmon tea sandwiches.
Nancy's beautiful vegetarian sandwich/savory course below.
Lori's "regular menu" sandwich/savory course below.
Before the next course, we were offered a choice of champagne or
sparkling raspberry juice. 

 Below: The scone and sweets for everyone but me.
I forgot to take a photo of my sweets course.
I was served four large chocolate dipped strawberries, no scones, no pastries.
Yes, I was a little disappointed. 
The final course for everyone was a small dish of cream-topped fudge sauce/pudding.
After tea, we shopped in the gift shop, walked around and enjoyed the old world charm of the hotel.


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