Friday, February 25, 2011

Afternoon Tea ~ Mexico

Prior to our vacation, we tried for weeks and weeks to locate a tea room in Cancun or the Yucatan Peninsula region, but to no avail. At best, some of the resorts advertised Afternoon Tea, but we weren't sure what they might include, and since we have experienced hotel teas previously, we didn't want to necessarily take an afternoon to visit another hotel. So, we simply gave up on the idea of experiencing Afternoon Tea in Mexico, and opted for a visit to Tea on the Tiber as a prelude to our Mexican journey. When we arrived at our resort, we were indeed treated to what might be considered an Afternoon Tea, buffet style. As registration was taking place, we were offered this beautiful array of tea time tidbits.
I can personally attest that they were all very yummy!
From finger sandwiches, to stuffed cherry tomatoes, to a beautiful bowl full of Mexican salsa, we enjoyed a savory repast as our first introduction to the bounty that would be shared with us during our stay.
The petite desserts amazed me, crafted by an obviously quite talented pastry chef. Truffles, the tiniest little cream filled swans with chocolate heads, and fabulous candies. Although our treats were accompanied by a glass of champagne instead of tea, this was an acceptable Afternoon Tea in my book, one to remember.

7 comments:

Linda J. said...

It looks like a tea-lightful welcome!

amherstrose said...

How perfectly lovley and what a wonderful way to begin your vacation adventure. Were the yellow piped swirled tidbits egg salad? The desserts look fabulous and who can resist a bubbly glass of champagne? Certainly a wonderful welcome.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I love how you "purpose" to incorporate "teatime" in all of your vacations! It is fun to see the wide variety and styles of teatime in other cultures. Thanks for sharing! Donna

Carol said...

Oh MY! I would have gained 10 lbs in the first hour of my vacation!!

lemonverbenalady said...

Peru serves the same style tea! And like Carol said, I did gain a few pounds while there!

Marilyn said...

It looks like the perfect afternoon tea to me. Love seeing the cute little swans and the sandwiches, but everything looks beautiful.

Angela McRae said...

That must have been a delightful (and yummy!) discovery! Fun!