Friday, September 30, 2016

Tea for Two, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Parlor of the Grand beginning at 3:30 pm. Seated on large comfy chairs or soft sofas, we gathered around low tables set with the Grand Hotel china. We were offered hearty English Breakfast tea, poured from silver teapots.

This plate features the assorted tea sandwiches that were served, including sliced cucumber served open faced, sliced ham, egg salad, and chicken salad.
The vegetarian option had a beautiful and colorful assortment of open faced sandwiches. Strawberries with a raspberry sauce, fresh asparagus tops, a mango fruit combination, and open faced cucumber were some of the sandwiches. They were very fresh and quite tasty.

The gluten free sandwich plate had a variety of artistically placed garnishes atop each sandwich. The Grand easily accommodated dietary requests made in advance.

Champagne, too!

Once the sandwiches were devoured (err, daintily nibbled), a plate with a "scone" and a jar of jelly along with a beautiful variety of desserts was served to each guest. Chocolate covered strawberry, an almond white chocolate truffle, a pastry shell frilled with cream and glazed fruit, and a citrus petit four were all enjoyed.
In addition, a petite parfait with homemade fudge sauce in the bottom and whipped raspberry fluff was also served with the desserts.

We all enjoyed this casual yet elegant Afternoon Tea in the Parlor while beautiful music played in the background. There were guests up and down the length of the hotel taking tea.


Marilyn Miller said...

This tea time looks so very special from the good food, tea, but most of all friendship. The surroundings would also be just delightful.

Linda Jennings said...

Very special memories of a fun day with tea ladies!

Summer said...

I love the idea of a gluten free sandwich plate ♥

Teresa said...

What a delightful afternoon! Your pictures make me feel like I am visiting again.
Sips and Smiles,

relevanttealeaf said...

You can't go to Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel without having Afternoon Tea there. It was such an enjoyable afternoon with lovely tea friends.