Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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Almost a year ago, I was living in London and enjoying the tradition of afternoon tea whenever I possibly could. I’ve been missing London lately, thus I gathered my old London flat mates this weekend to enjoy afternoon tea, California style.

The Peninsula has a living room dining area where guests can enjoy three seatings of afternoon tea at either 12pm, 2:30pm or 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The living room had fresh flowers on each table, comfortable couches and a classical harpist accompanied the ambience.

We ordered the Traditional Tea, which came with my favorite sandwiches:  cream cheese and cucumber, chicken curry and almond, egg and watercress, and a pesto camembert. On the second level tier, petite pastries were on display, which contained a lavender macaron that sparkled with glitter, a mint Milano cookie, a chocolate caramel truffle, a coconut cupcake and a carrot tart. Lastly, the third tier had a traditional and a current scone, which came up with house made raspberry and pear jam. We were also surprised that the traditional tea came with sparkling wine and strawberries and cream. 

While this afternoon tea leans on the pricier side, it was incredibly worth it! I made sure to enjoy every bite.

 

The Details

Where: The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Traditional Tea - $60

Comes with classic finger sandwiches, strawberries and cream, mini desserts, two scones with jams, clotted cream and lemon curd, and choice of sparkling wine or cider.

Royal Tea - $65

Same as Traditional Tea but also includes a glass of champagne

Imperial Tea - $78

Includes the Royal Tea but with an additional cake as parting gift and a caviar canapé.

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Melissa Ariganello