Following on from Darwin and Miro, we went to the Chateau Frontenac for Afternoon Tea yesterday! And let me tell you, if you’ve never done afternoon tea at a fancy hotel, you should. It was a blast from beginning to end. An extravaganza for the taste buds.
The Chateau recently celebrated it’s 125 anniversary and sits two sittings for tea, along with their best china that celebrates the occasion. And no, we didn’t break anything (phew!) at $80 for a cup and saucer in the gift shop, we were on our best behaviour.
Guests are met in the foyer with a glass of strawberry infused Kombucha tea. Something to sip while they seat you at your table and read the menu. We had a choice of 35 different teas to choose from, which took us like forever to decide on. Too many choices, I wanted them all.
Drink finished we were served a strawberry and champagne-fizz jelly palate cleanser. No, I kid you not. It was delicious. Next up came our choice of tea with two types of scone. A plain one and a goats-cheese and herb, along with two types of jam and yes, cream. Lashings of cream. Feeling full from just the scones alone, we were then presented with a tier of dainty sandwiches: salmon, shrimp, cucumber, ham and cheese and, to finish off, a blue-cheese lollypop stick sandwiched between two small crackers. [No, I didn’t take photos of all the food … you know, fancy restaurant and all!]
Wouldn’t you believe it, just as they’re topping up the teapots but they then bring out a trio of mini cakes for dessert. I wasn’t sure I was going to find room, but then, you know, being a hero and all, we scoffed the lot!
Not content for that to be the end of it, we then had coffee—from our own thermos—served with a trio of absolutely to die for chocolates!
An hour and a half later, when the waiter came with the bill, we were ready to be rolled out of the dinning room, or carried out on a stretcher.
If any of you ever come to QC for a visit, I’m taking you there for afternoon tea … promise!