When I travel to a major international city, I always make it a point to seek out the best formal high tea venue around. When we were in Buenos Aires, I found out that the Palace Alvear Hotel was the place to go. I made reservations for Jordan, Mr. Spring, and three of our friends to enjoy high tea on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We were surprised and excited to see it was white glove service. We felt so special.
The centerpiece was a simple red rose with some greenery in a clear vase.
Larger floral arrangements were on side tables in different parts of the room.
The adjacent atrium had lots of greenery and ferns.
The china was green and cream……
with a golden rim and monogram.
The six of us shared three towers of sweets and savories. The waiter advised us to do this because the tiny servings were very filling because they were so rich.
We had finger sandwiches…..
…..and sweet little desserts.
I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “God is in the details”. Well, look at the little chocolate disc that is in this miniature cheese cake. The hotels logo is stamped into the disc. Isn’t that adorable???
After we were so stuffed that we could hardly carry on a conversation, we found out we weren’t finished. That’s when the waiter rolled out the big dessert cart. I took mine to go, thank you very much. I ate it for breakfast the next morning. Just in case you’re wondering, I selected that little round cheesecake with the berry on top. By the way, desserts of all kinds in other countries are never as sweet as they are in the good ole USA.