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Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol in Paris

Le Bristol Afternoon Tea

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   Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Le Jardin Français, an elegant and lush courtyard, perfect setting….
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Parisfor an Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
My pink organic infusion, a delicious and intriguing blend of cherry and apple pieces, hibiscus and rose petals
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisCouldn’t have enough of this blend…Sous un cerisier is the name of it Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
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.
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisThe three tier trayAfternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
filled with delicious and pretty treats..
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Madeleines, scones, financiers, choquette’s filled with vanilla cream…
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris..tarte aux fraises de bois and tarte au citron… Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
the freshly made savories
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Parischoquettes filled with vanilla cream and tarte au citron…Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Le Bristol, beautiful view from the courtyard
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisEnjoying my tea Sous un cerisier.. Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
a mini-bouchée with salmon
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Parismini club-sandwhiches Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisLe Bristols own honey Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Tarte aux fraises de bois – summer interpreted as a pastry
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisAfternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
The lemon tarte was exquisite and also very photogenic ;-)
Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol ParisAnna, enjoying her cup of tea… Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris
Scones with blueberry jam and clotted cream
Le Bristol ParisIf you are familiar with Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris, Le Bristol hotel is where some of the scenes where shot ;-)

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Anna
    28 August 2015 at 9:05

    Reading that I’m jeaulous of myself!:)) We should definitely be back one day in that amazing place… And their pastries not only taste like heaven but also look like painting on your photos!

  • Elin
    30 August 2015 at 22:52

    Bristol! Me and my husband stayed there last time we were in Paris. If I only knew about their Afternoon Tea……next time ;-)

  • Linda
    30 August 2015 at 23:04

    OMG, another Afternoon Tea! Your post should have had a warning sign, I’m drooling here. Looks absolutetly fabulous! Elegant setting and the pastries looks so pretty and delicious. Definately on my list next time I’m coming to Paris!

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