October 31, 2015

Afternoon Tea at Le Bristol Paris

One of my all-time favorite ways to spend an afternoon? Tea time in one of Paris’ glamorous palaces. 

A few weeks ago, my parents and brother were in town. As an early Christmas present, my husband and I decided to treat them (and ourselves) to afternoon tea at Le Bristol.

Entering Le Bristol, we were greeted by the exquisite marble foyer that leads to Le Jardin Français, one of the hotel's renowned dining areas. Once seated, we embarked on a delectable journey that made for a very memorable occasion.

Although we were a party of 5, our waiter suggested that we order only 4 thé complet classique menus (a selection of hot beverage, finger sandwiches and sweets). Seeing the extraordinary amount of food that came out shortly after, we certainly appreciated his expert recommendation. 

At Le Bristol, one of the pleasures besides the beautiful location, is knowing that each and every member of their team is there to make sure that you have the perfect experience. When the finger sandwiches arrived, I realized that many were not ideal for a pregnant woman (charcuterie, etc.), but upon asking if there was an alternative for me, our waiter came back with my very own special vegetarian club sandwich platter! It’s this type of attention to detail and outstanding service that make visitors likely to return time and time again.

The consensus of our group was that everything was exceptional, with the highlights being the vanilla cream puffs, mini raspberry tarts and caramelized pecan financiers.

Tea time platter at Le Jardin Français, Le Bristol Paris
China and jam at Le Jardin Français, Le Bristol Paris
Menu at Le Jardin Français, Le Bristol Paris
Exterior of Le Bristol Paris

Le Jardin Français
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
Note: Tea time daily from 3-6pm. Reservations not accepted.

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