An Afternoon Affair: Cherry Blossom Tea at the Fairmont

Tea, Champagne, and Chef’s Sakura and Peach Blossom Gelée await at the Fairmont’s Cherry Blossom Afternoon tea

Pinkies Up! This Afternoon Tea in the Fairmont Hotel’s new Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Lounge is the safely sophisticated social outing we’ve been waiting for.

Think less about antique floral teacups and saucers and more about relaxed refinement (and refreshment!) in the Fairmont Hotel – Georgetown’s elegant 9th-floor private lounge, enhanced with subtle pink touches and blossoms in bloom.

Saturdays and Sundays in two small seatings at either 11:30 am or 2 pm, guests are welcomed to tea service now available through April 25th. In addition to a selection from seven loose leaf teas — the Kyoto Cherry Rose is especially divine! — Executive Jordi Gallardo and Executive Pastry Chef A.J. Thalakkat have collaborated on a menu of savory and sweet cherry delights.

Tea starts with a Sakura and Peach Blossom Gelée, made with pickled cherry blossoms and peach blossom sake, an amuse bouche of sorts before the individual tea pots and triple-tiered tea trays arrive.

A triple tier of tasty sweet and savory delights at the Fairmont’s Cherry Blossom Afternoon tea

The experience includes:

~Savory Sandwiches~

Prosciutto and Cucumber – Pretzel Croissant, Herb Cream Cheese

Curried Chicken and Mango — Brioche, Cherry Marmalade

Smoked Salmon Roulade – Dark Rye, Cream Cheese, Dill, Salmon

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata — Sourdough, Pesto Genovese, Citrus Aioli

~Sweet Treats~

Rose Petal Scone – Strawberry Lavender Preserve, Devonshire Crème

Aguara Raspberry Chocolate Torte – Raspberry Cremeux, Aguara Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Brownie

Cassis Meringue Tart – Vanilla Sable Crust, Black Current Curd, Dehydrated Meringue

Elderflower and Strawberry Battenberg – Elderflower and Strawberry Pound Cake, Apricot Jam, Marzipan

~Loose Leaf Teas~

Green Tea – Kyoto Cherry Rose & Revitalize

Black Tea – 1907 Orange Pekoe & Safari Masala Chai

Herbal Tea – Cascade Peppermint, Egyptian Chamomile, Bella Coola Punch

~Tea Experience may be enhanced with a glass of Champagne or Sparkling Wine~

Thiénot Brut Rosé Champagne – $65

Chandon Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine – $85

Moet & Chandon Rosé Champagne – $72

Veuve Cliquot Brut Rosé Champagne – $79

Cherry Blossom Afternoon tea is priced at $53 per person or $65 – $85 per person including Champagne or Sparkling wine, and tax is not included.

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