Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol in Paris
Last week I had been invited to try the Afternoon Tea at the prestigious 5-star hotel Le Bristol in Paris. Together with my friend Anna we met up after work to explore this luxurious treat. We were lucky with the weather, as we’ve had a few rainy and grey days, this day the sun was shining so we could enjoy our Afternoon Tea in the beautiful and lush “Le Jardin Français”. [pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Afternoon Tea in the beautiful and lush Le Jardin Français [/pullquote] We were asked to choose a tea, I opted for an organic infusion called Sous un cerisier (under a Cherry tree) while Anna chose black caramelized tea. The three tier cake plate was brought to our table short after with an excellent selection of the prettiest sweet treats and savories. Including some of the creations by the Pastry Chef of the Year, Laurent Jeannin! I was very happy with my choice of tea, a delightful and intriguing blend of rose, cherry hibiscus and apple. [pullquote width=”300″ float=”right”]delightful and intriguing blend of rose and cherry[/pullquote]
The savories were very tasty and just about when we were going to continue we had some buzzing guests swirling around our tray. Our waiter explained they have a bee farm on their rooftop! How cool isn’t that? Le Bristol in Paris make their own honey that they use in their cuisine. Loved to know about that. But how does this honey taste? Anna and I were both curious so our waiter kindly went and brought us an assiette with their honey. Parisian honey, made by Parisian honey bees, can’t get more original ;-)
The scones we enjoyed with clotted cream, which is obligatory, and different marmelades and ofcourse their own produced honey. The pastries were a class for themselves, so pretty and delicious. Especially the tarte aux fraises des bois! If summer would be interpreted as a pastry then this would be it!
I enjoyed this exquisite Afternoon Tea very much, everything was tasty and delicious, the service was impeccable, in fact Anna and I enjoyed it so much we didn’t leave long after the sun had set. Why rush when you have nice company, enjoying a lovely Afternoon Tea seated next to a fountain in a lush hotel courtyard, right in the heart of Paris? No wonder why Woody Allen chose to shoot some of the scenes for his movie Midnight in Paris here at Le Bristol, great choice!
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol in Paris – 112 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Le Jardin Français, an elegant and lush courtyard, perfect setting….
for an Afternoon Tea
My pink organic infusion, a delicious and intriguing blend of cherry and apple pieces, hibiscus and rose petals
Couldn’t have enough of this blend…Sous un cerisier is the name of it
Beautiful painted china with cute birds and butterflies adding some charm to our Afternoon Tea. The name of the collection is “Histoire naturelle” from Raynaud, a tale of nature designed by Pamela Baldwin.
The three tier tray
filled with delicious and pretty treats..
Madeleines, scones, financiers, choquette’s filled with vanilla cream…
..tarte aux fraises de bois and tarte au citron…
the freshly made savories
choquettes filled with vanilla cream and tarte au citron…
Le Bristol, beautiful view from the courtyard
Enjoying my tea Sous un cerisier..
a mini-bouchée with salmon
Le Bristols own honey
Tarte aux fraises de bois – summer interpreted as a pastry
The lemon tarte was exquisite and also very photogenic ;-)
Anna, enjoying her cup of tea…
Scones with blueberry jam and clotted cream
If you are familiar with Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris, Le Bristol hotel is where some of the scenes where shot ;-)