My friend Stefonee mentioned to me that she wanted to go to tea at the Grand America so off we went and it was so much fun! The tea is served right off the lobby in this eating/lounge area. We were seated at a little couch in front of this table.
Sitting on the table, as you can see in the picture prior to this one, is a goblet with a strange looking bud in it. Our cute waiter poured hot water over it and it bloomed into this beautiful flower which he told us was Jasmine Tea and we could drink it if we wanted to but neither of us was brave enough to do it.
They start you off with a palate cleanser, this Chantilly Cream with Strawberries which was to die for, I wanted to eat it all but I knew there was more to come so I restrained myself.
We ordered our tea, both deciding to go with the Celebration Tea which is an English Breakfast Tea with hints of Rose and Chocolate, I don’t love tea but it was really good, especially when you add large quantities of sugar cubes and cream.
First up, finger sandwiches, most of which contained cream cheese, it became a bit of joke. In the back right corner were cucumber sandwiches which I was really excited about since I’d never had one, it lived up to the cucumber sandwich hype, just down from those were brown bread asparagus sandwiches but I don’t love asparagus so I passed on that one, to their left are chicken and bacon sandwiches which were yummy and then to the left of those are salmon mousse macaroons which were to die for and then above those a cheese sandwich topped with almonds also delicious!
Scones also came with the sandwiches, if you like scones then you would love these and that lemon curd was crazy good!
And then the pastries arrived which, let’s face it, was the only reason I was there! Starting in the back with Lemon Bars topped with White Chocolate, White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts and Cream Puffs, all delicious!
Then the cookie plate, Madeleines and Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Jam Filling, both very good.
And to finish, Macaroons which were probably the best macaroons I’ve ever had, Chocolate Mousse over Green Apples which was disappointing and Jellied Candies which I passed on.
There was a lady playing a harp the whole time and it was quiet and so relaxing, I would definitely go again. My only complaint would be not enough chocolate but of course that’s probably just me! So if you are ever in Salt Lake City and looking for a fun afternoon, go try out Afternoon Tea at the Grand America Hotel.
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