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.