Monday, April 14, 2008

High Tea in Ottawa

Chateau Laurier and Parliament Hill
-32 c but a beautiful sunset shot from the Rideau Canal
2008-03-12 01:19:56 GMT

High Tea At Zoe's, At the Chateau Laurier Hotel

I was in Ottawa in February, it's my home town, and although the regional grape vines were under 5 feet of snow I was able to try Ice Wine Tea at an afternoon tea at Zoe's. They have over 40 types of tea to choose from. The Ice Wine Tea tasted of honeyed grapes with a bit of spice and lychee.The tea paired very well with the scones and Devonshire cream, which are a heavenly tradition. I've listed the different menus for you to drool over!

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Cup
Afternoon Tea Cake
Fruit Tartelette
Cranberry Scones
Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Jam
Dainty Finger Sandwiches
English Cucumber and Onion Sprouts
Turkey Salad, Mayonnaise and Green Onions
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Choice of Fairmont Tea

Canadian High Tea

Port Marinated Peaches, Whipped Cream
Maple Mousse, Maple Tuile and Nanaimo Bar
Cranberry Scones
Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Jam
Open Faced Sandwiches
Nova Scotia Lox and Bagel
Ontario Goat Cheese Mousseline and Fig Chutney
Smoked Quebec Duck Breast with Clementine MarmaladeCanadian Cheese Board
Sir Laurier d’Arthabasca, Aged Balderson Cheddar, Ontario Borgonzola
Choice of Fairmont Tea

Champagne Tea

Moët & Chandon Blue Label Nectar Impérial
Fresh Strawberries with Warm Dark Chocolate Fondue
French Pastries, Cranberry Scones
Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Jam
Afternoon Hors-d’oeuvre
Crème fraîche Yukon Gold Blini and Québec Sturgeon Caviar
Foie Gras and Truffle Mousse,
Pickled Red Onions on a Toasted Croûton
Crab and Blue Cheese on Fresh Baked Baguette
Choice of Fairmont Tea

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