Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Art Tea at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin

 On our first full day in Dublin, Friday, June 8th, we took the City Scape
hop-on, hop-off bus to Trinity College to visit the Book of Kells.
We walked and shopped along Grafton Street to St Stephen's Green,
and then to our 1:30 p.m. reservations for afternoon tea at The Merrion

We love cities with walking streets.
The Merrion is a five star hotel (image from the internet)

Our low table was in front of the fire place and set with Wedgwood China. 
The Art Tea is served in two courses.  
The first course is served on the three tiered server.
Gluten free on the left and the non gluten free on the right.
The menu is posted below. This is Glenn's lovely first course.

Austin and I shared a three tiered server for our gluten free items. 

 I like the way the clotted cream, jam and lemon curd are
presented on the top tier. 

The second course was inspired by three pieces of art work
in the extensive Merrion collection of art displayed throughout
the quaint historic hotel. 

Note the "labels" on the teapots.  The server did not leave the pots
on our table, but kept them on a nearby table and refilled our cups frequently. 
Our tea selections included: 
Afternoon Tea Gold - A blend of full bodied Assam, flowering spring 
Darjeeling and a fruity sparkling Ceylon. 
Irish Malt - The extravagant flavor of Irish Whiskey with a hint of
cacao blended with a malty Assam. 
The afternoon tea menu is below.  

This was a lovely experience, and was the first of six 
afternoon teas during our travels in Ireland.
I made all Dublin afternoon tea reservations in advance online
prior to our travel dates.


Joy said...

This all looks fabulous. What a wonderful experience for you three!

Ruth W said...

Just too much fun! And delicious too!

Marilyn Miller said...

Now this is a tea I would enjoy very much. It all looks just wonderful. When we travel I make reservations online too. It works very well to plan ahead.

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful Afternoon Tea. It's always fun to see the serving style variations [top tier for jam and clotted cream instead of desserts].


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