Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by Irene Seto
A royal afternoon tea at the Fairmont
Afternoon tea is a deliciously decadent way to spend your midday. It’s a truly tasty afternoon treat to experience the finger sandwiches, the scones, and the desserts paired with a quality loose leaf tea. The Fairmont Palliser is home to one of the most popular high teas in the city and has introduced a regal new menu with the Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea series.
Guests will be given the royal treatment with recipes straight from Buckingham Palace. Chef Darren McGrady was the personal chef for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana as well as Princes’ William and Harry. Working with the Fairmont, he has created a menu fit for a queen (literally!), with Royal favourites like the Earl Grey fruitcake (much loved by Prince Philip), Coronation Chicken (favoured by the Queen Mother), and the Chocolate Birthday Cake (the ultimate royal birthday cake recipe that dates back to the days of Queen Victoria). Many of the Fairmont items continue to be on the menu at Buckingham Palace today.
Check out my droolworthy photos below to see what the Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea has to offer but be sure to try it out in person. The royal menu is only available until November 30.