High Tea at The Peninsula Hotel, ParisFriday, February 24, 2017
Situated just a few steps from the Arc De Triomphe and surrounded by beautiful Hausmann style buildings, the Peninsula in Paris is probably one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stepped into. Last weekend my friend Bella and I headed there for their High Tea, stopping of course to take some pictures along the way.
Pastries included Mont Blancs (a chestnut/whipped cream delight) with sour cherries, chocolate and hazelnut cookies, chocolate éclairs, candied orange-scented madeleines, tarte tatin with caramel and lemon meringue pie.
Finger sandwiches were Scottish salmon with fresh dill, cucumber with cream cheese and devilled egg.
I ordered one of their passion fruit teas and Bella went for a classic Earl Grey. We honestly could not fault any of the food, if anything we wished that there were more finger sandwiches which were so so yummy. I don't even like egg but still enjoyed the devilled egg one!
The pain perdu (french toast) came in three different varieties: chocolate, hazelnut and caramel. You can see me tucking into the hazelnut one in the photo above and not going to lie, they didn't last very long.
In addition to all of that there was also a chocolate fountain with a range of goodies that you could smother in chocolate but after all of the little pastries I was well and truly done with all things sugar. How pretty though?!