Monday, September 26, 2016

Royalty Tea at the Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, MI

The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI offers Afternoon Tea Wednesday through Sunday. Our group was greeted by this amazing tea table, where we enjoyed the Royalty Tea. There is an elegance about a hotel tea that makes an ordinary Wednesday a special occasion event. 

Beribboned teapots with the name of the tea attached marched down the center of the table. Mighty Leaf (loose leaf tea) is their brand of choice. The tea pot closest to me held English Breakfast. When the pots were empty, additional hot water was added and the tea leaves were steeped a second time. A glass of Sparkling Cider added a festive touch to the gathering.

Tiered trays, laden with a bounty of tea treats, were festively arranged with a wispy piece of blue netting around the base. The Royalty Tea includes a variety of tea sandwiches. Roast Beef on Rosemary puff Pastry with Cheddar and horseradish Cream, Smoked Salmon BLT on rye, Hickory Smoked Chicken with Pear Chutney, Egg Salad Tomato Bruschetta, Cucumber with Herb Cream Cheese and Aged Cheddar Cheese Creme Brulee with Orange and Date. The middle tier held the English Fruit Scones which were served with clotted cream, lemon curd, honey and preserves.  
Hot Hors d'Oeuvres were offered separately which featured Spanakopita and Chef's Pear-Almond Brie EnCroute. Crispy, warm and tasty.

And dessert yielded a bountiful plate full of assorted pastries that included Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Raspberry Tart, a large Shortbread Cookie, Cranberry Orange Bread, Orange Cheesecake Pop and Dark Chocolate Decadence. 

Linda P. (MI) and Judith R. (Canada)


Linda Jennings said...

This was a very special afternoon tea experience. It was especially nice to enjoy it with tea friends.

Summer said...

It all sounds good and looks yummy too ♥

janice15 said...

The table looks wonderful and all that lovely tea and tae sandwhiches scones... Sounds like a real nice time and place to be. Have a great new week with love Janice

Marilyn Miller said...

It all sounds just perfect and most delicious! I would have enjoyed this immensely.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I enjoyed your pictures of this beautiful tea! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

This was a fun tea!
Sips and Smiles,