Monday, October 19, 2009

Mariage Freres


Afternoon tea at the Mariage Freres is the best afternoon delight, especially when it involves meeting a blogging friend. We met Tara Bradford of Paris Parfait and had a lovely afternoon visit in the Marais district of Paris. Tara's blog is one that delights and educates me and I couldn't wait to meet her.
The Mariage Freres is one of my all time favorite tea rooms; so it was a doubly blessed afternoon.
The sandwich you see in the picture was served with green bread (hard to tell in my picture), the sandwich had a combination of salmon and ham with herbs and a creamy goat cheese. A shrimp was attached at each end with a pretty skewer. My husband's plate was salmon and he also thought his was delightful. Dessert was a raspberry mouse. A perfect end to a perfect afternoon.
My tea that afternoon was a light Darjeeling, which was very good.

We brought home a new small teapot with tea scoop and several teas. My husband's favorite is Marco Polo, so that came home. Then we brought the tea mentioned last week, which was a high end Yunnan called Aiguilles d'Or. Finally another tea was Opium Hill, a floral Ceylon tea. Each tea is a treasured delight and brings back memories of a lovely afternoon with each sip.

7 comments:

Jeanne said...

How wonderful.......
Tara is a most fabulous person
So happy to hear of your adventures
Much love
Jeanne♥

Rosemary said...

Your afternoon tea visit sounds perfectly serene Marilyn. Am enjoying this European travel review with you!
Nancy

Steph said...

I am so glad that you had this trip and that you wrote about it!

parTea lady said...

That sounds like a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in Paris. I love how they served the sandwich on a skewer and the raspberry mousse looks so good. What a lovely treat to bring home some of their teas.

Lois said...

Hi Marilyn!
I asm so glead you are enjoying your trip.
The tea sounds really good.
Just think, you can re-live your trip every time you have a cup of it.
Stay safe and take care.
Lois

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

"a floral Ceylon" - now THAT sounds lovely! I'm a bit late with this Marilyn, but WELCOME HOME! I've so enjoyed reading about your trip.

paris parfait said...

Just back from my trip and delighted to see your post. It was lovely having tea with you both! And we are enjoying the lovely treats you brought.