October 28, 2014

A Sweet Afternoon Tea at Le Meurice

This past weekend, my in-laws were in town, which meant a busy few days of enjoying the city. One of the highlights of their visit was a trip to Le Meurice for afternoon tea.

As one of Paris’notable palaces, Le Meurice is the epitomy of sophistication and prestige. Located on the famed rue de Rivoli, the hotel is just steps away from some of the city’s most beautiful sites including Les Tuileries, Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme.

Tea, jams and clotted cream at Le Dali

View of Le Dali at Le Meurice hotel in Paris

Having reserved a week ahead of time, we arrived at 4:30 and were warmly received by their perfectly polished staff. Coats were taken, chairs were pulled out and ladies were served before gentlemen.

Held in Le Dali, a cozy gallery next to the chic Bar 228, tea time at Le Meurice is a decadent occasion. Each of us were spoiled with the finest brews and 3 heavenly tiers of sweet and savory deliciousness.

Cozy interior of Le Dali at Le Meurice, Paris

Tea time desserts at Le Dali

Finger sandwiches
Salmon and caviar
Tuna on mini brioche
Foie gras and jam
Mozzarella, tomato and basil
Beef and tangy cream sauce

Tradtional, served with clotted cream, raspberry jam and orange marmalade
Raspberry filled, topped with toasted almonds

Miniature desserts
Lemon tart
Chocolate lava cake
Caramel éclair
Fig, chocolate and chantilly tart
Shortbread cookie
Almond cake

The service was impeccable, and the presentation and preparation were divine. Special attention was also taken to recognize my mother and brother-in-laws' birthdays, and everyone agreed that it was a wonderful time.

Le Meurice
228 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tea time from 3:30-6pm

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