September 6, 2016

French Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

What better way to prepare for la rentrée than a relaxing afternoon spent at the Ritz Paris?

Since my first visit after it reopened, I have been longing to return for a special occasion.

Serving afternoon tea from 2:30-6pm, the Salon Proust is an exceptionally cozy parlor with plush seating, warm woodwork and an exquisite display of desserts.

Unlike the more commonly enjoyed English tea (served elsewhere in the hotel), you won't find savory sandwiches or scones here. The thé à la française in the Salon Proust proposes an impressive spread of classic childhood sweets, with a refined twist: madeleines (a Ritz specialty), marble cake, cannelés, meringues,...

Amidst the grand decor and divine menu, an extremely knowledgable and accommodating staff shines, delivering an exceptional experience. Each pot of tea and pastry is its own small work of art.

As the mellow sentiment of summer begins to fade away, the Salon Proust is the perfect place to spend a few leisurely hours and prepare to brave the busy season ahead.

Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Madeleine amuse-bouche at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Afternoon tea at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Pastires at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Famous madeleines at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Tea at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris
Decadent desserts at the Salon Proust, Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris
15 Place Vendôme
75001 Paris