Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tea Time at Hotel deLuxe

 Reservations were made for tea at three.
 Hotel deLuxe in Portland, OR just started serving afternoon
tea a month ago and we had to go.
 Entering the hotel you are greeted by vintage photos 
and the beautiful ceiling.
 Steven Smith teas are served.
I enjoyed Provenance Black, a black breakfast tea with jasmine and black currants.
I would have preferred that they remove the tea leaves (decanted) as it did
get a bit strong and a splash of milk was needed.
A cozy winter afternoon, the perfect setting for tea.

Sandwiches always delight me the most at tea time
and these didn't disappoint.
Chicken salad on wheat bread
Prosciutto and apricot cream cheese on white bread
Cucumber and mayonnaise on white bread
Smoked salmon and caper cream cheese on rye bread
James Beard Vidalia onion on white bread, my favorite of the bunch
Always scones baked fresh in the hotel kitchen.
There were currant and plain with clotted cream and berry jam.
The sweets came from Petit Provence bakery.
There was lemon and fruit tarts, opera cake, and a raspberry macaron.
Then finally one chocolate from Moonstruck Chocolate to nibble
on as we sipped the last of our tea.

It was a pleasant afternoon spent with my "live-in gardener"
celebrating the holiday season with delight.
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9 comments:

martea said...

Just lovely!
I just looked up the recipe for the James Beard Sweet Onion Sandwich and am looking forward to trying it...it sounds delicious.

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful afternoon tea.

Jeanie said...

It looks delicious, Marilyn, and a wonderful way to continue celebrating the season! Oh, the sandwiches!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your surroundings looked as wonderful as your afternoon tea! I live on the coast of Oregon, Coos Bay, so it's a nice treat to see something "local". Best ~ Mickie

Lorrie said...

What a delightful tea time. You both look happy with your tea treats. Those sandwiches sound really delicious. They are always my favorites, too.

Bernideen said...

Dear Marilyn:
I think this Afternoon Tea Tray looks wonderful. Their scones look lovely and their sandwiches look delicious. What a relaxing time you had! You both look great! Happy New Year Marilyn!

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful experience. I love the photo of you and your live-in gardener. I'll have to schedule tea there sometime.
~Adrienne~

Ruth W said...

Looks wonderful! Will have to remember to try that next time we are in Portland!
Ruth

Laura M said...

What a beautiful hotel!

Abigail Cohen said...

What a perfect hotel! We do love tea with my husband this is perfect for us. Looking forward to schedule tea there..