A (vegan) afternoon tea, served in-room at Shangri-La Paris.
I suppose dreams really do come true…
We’ll start with the savories.
Brown bread with spiced cabbage and daikon
Green apples with herbs and vegetables
Cucumber and tomato roll
Warm scones, one plain and one with fruit and nuts.
Whipped cream and a bit of lemon zest.
Plain first, fruit/nut next. All devoured with an extra helping of cream.
We went through multiple pots of tea, alternating between oolongs and a ’90 pu’erh. So happy to have this tea-pick at the table…the little touches matter most.
A trio of sweets. All those berries!
Raspberry and lemon verbena with two types of lemons
Piedmont hazelnuts…like a wonderful, whipped Ferrero Rocher.
Ciflorette strawberries and coconut.
The “dry” sweets. I wish more afternoon tea services had this “fourth tier” of desserts. Extra tiny bites worth lingering over.
Almonds and hazelnuts
Itty bitty raspberry cake
Apricot and pistachio financier
Star anise shortbread
Hopefully not just once in a lifetime ^-^