afternoon tea at hotel bel air

Afternoon teas are always fun to have with friends- and recently, I had the most amazing afternoon tea at the exclusive Hotel Bel-Air. This was my first time at Hotel Bel-Air, and it truly does not disappoint. Nestled inside Bel-Air, you drive through a secluded road lined with massive estates to eventually end up at the luxe Hotel Bel-Air. It is almost as if you are somewhere else as you are surrounded by lush gardens and greeted by the Swan Lake. The tea is held al fresco with the most charming ambience. They require you to prepay for the reservation and it is $60 per adult, $36 per child with additional expense if you want champagne or caviar. Gratuity is also added to your payment, so you don’t have to worry about it after enjoying your tea and yummy treats.  I am a foodie at heart and the food at the Afternoon Tea at Hotel Bel-Air was simply amazing.

The menu included:
* Maryland Blue Crab “Roll”, Herb Remoulade
* Japanese Cucumber, Herb Cream Cheese, Pan De Mie
* House Cured Smoked Salmon, Dill Cream, Brioche, Micro Arugula
* Organic Jidori Chicken Salad, Golden Raisins,Walnut Bread
* Sourdough “Grilled Cheese” Sandwich, Gruyere
* Wild Mushroom Duxelle & Laura Chenel Goat Cheese En Croute
* Sour Cherry, Blueberry & Buttermilk Almond Scones with Housemade Preserves, Echire Butter & Devonshire Cream
* Chocolate Dipped Cream Puff
* French Macaroon
* Pistachio Financier
* Huckleberry Cheesecake
* Alfajores, Dulce de Leche