WARNING: This post is going to make you extremely hungry and you’re going to want to RUN to the Fairmont Royal York for afternoon tea.
Happppy Monday, friends!
I thought I should give you the warning before getting into this delicious post. Yes, delicious!
I had the pleasure of attending afternoon tea at the Fairmont Royal York hotel with one of my besties last weekend, and because I had such an amazing time, I obviously needed to come back and share the experience with you. If you have been to the FRYH before, afternoon tea is had in their very chic, Library Bar.
And if you were following on Snapchat (UN: kim-marquis), you already know how much fun we had sipping on tea AND mimosas in our very stylist fascinators. Guys, I have a thing for the English lifestyle, so this “afternoon tea” is veryyy up my alley. I kinda just need to be-friend Kate Middleton now…
Okay, moving on…before I get to how cute her children are and how we’d be related if I married Prince Harry. Haha.
Before we even had a chance to peruse the menu, we were brought two, absolutely delicious peach mimosas. I mean, what a way to start the afternoon right?! This is how everyone needs to start their afternoons…
The mimosas had a raspberry and blackberry to drop into your drink for that light fruit flavour. Mmmm.
While sipping on mimosas, we got to choose our tea. They have a HUGE selection of teas from your typical white teas, herbal teas, oolong teas and more.
I had the “Berry Berry” tea, because fruity teas are my favourite. This one had a blend of elder berries, dried currants, strawberries, blueberries, and hibiscus petals. SO GOOD.
Next time, I’m going to try out their bespoke blends that are made in-house. They have a Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread White Tea, which sounds like HEAVEN! So, I’m actually dying to go back to try that one out.
If any of you have tried that, tell me more about it in the comments!!
Next up was a plate of mini sandwiches.
Smoked Salmon Mini Bagels with a Citrus Aioli. I’m not a big fan of anything smoked, but this smoked Salmon was to DIE for!
Chicken Celery Salad on a Sundried Tomato Brioche, Caramelized Pecans.
Open Face Grilled Seasonal Vegetables on Pretzel Bread with Hummus.
Organic Cucumber with Pink Peppercorn Cream Cheese. This one was one of my faves!!
Smoked Aurora Turkey Breast on Brioche with Cranberry Aioli and Arugula. And ANYTHING arugula is just divine. My obsession for arugula runs deep, guys!
Now before you go thinking these sandwiches are full size, please refer to the photos. They are mini sandwiches. Afternoon tea is not supposed to be a filling meal. It’s a snack between bigger meals. The English are HUGE on tea and mini sandwiches. Besides, everything mini is just better. Amiright?!
These sandwiches are all SO healthy btw! You just leave, feeling amazing snacking on mini, healthy, gourmet sandwiches as opposed to a bag of chips.
Don’t get me wrong, I rarely turn down a bag of chips, however, balance is key, and these mini’s are the perfect combination of healthy and delicious.
K, get ready for some serious drool!
Chantilly Swans with Fresh Berries…yes swans! Because they are actually shaped like a swan! It’s the littlest details that amaze me!
Mini Guava Chocolate Cups. SO MUCH YES.
Mini Meringue Tartlets.
Mini Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte. These were also heaven! Totally my favourite.
Traditional Cranberry Scones with Devonshire Cream was also served. These are so soft, they just kinda melt in your mouth.
The deserts conclude the Afternoon Tea. At this point, you’re pretty full, trust me.
Okay, so who has had afternoon tea at the Fairmont? Weigh in! If you haven’t been, this is the perfect place for a get together with girlfriends, wedding showers, birthdays, etc.
I’m already excited to go back!! Because Chocolate Chip Banana Bread tea!! Who can resist??
How was everyone’s weekend? What did you guys get up to?
This weekend was super low key and relaxed. The weather was pretty good, so lots of walks in the park were in order. You know, 80 year old things.
Anyways, hope you have have an amazing week ahead of you!
No shortage of laughter with my bestie, Daniel Pillai! (Stay tuned for his new show, #DateWithDaniel releasing June 23rd, 2016!)
Thanks to Sonya Singh and the entire team at Fairmont Royal York hotel for accommodating us. As always, all opinions are my own!