Palm Beach

June 26, 2014

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Chesterfield Hotel - Tea

The difference between Afternoon Tea and High Tea:

Afternoon Tea is small meal snack typically eaten between 2pm and 5pm. The custom of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840s. At the time, the various classes in England had a divergence in their eating habits. The upper classes typically ate lunch at about midday and dinner at 8:00 pm or later, while the lower classes ate dinner at about 11:00 am and then a light supper at around 7:00 pm. For both groups, afternoon tea filled a gap in the meals.”

High Tea is an early evening meal, typically eaten between 5pm and 7pm. High tea typically consists of a hot dish such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, or macaroni cheese, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam.”

The Chesterfield Palm Beach lobby

The Chesterfield Palm Beach lobby

Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield definitely lived up to its implied notions of refined, peaceful and charming. It was a treat and equally relaxing. Our tea-time was experience driven and apparently so for the others that were there as well. Afternoon Tea is served seven days a week from 1pm-5pm, the cost is $26/person for the Afternoon Tea with ample sweet and savory delicacies as well as the tea, it’s plentiful enough for a late lunch. For those going tea-rogue there is the option of having Champagne with your tea ($34).  If all this food is too much for you, The Chesterfield also serves Scones Afternoon Tea, $19/guest which includes two freshly baked scones served warm from the oven with preserves and Devonshire Cream. Lest we forget the children, a specially created tea for the little ones includes jam and peanut butter sandwiches, cupcakes and ice cream, served with a choice of hot chocolate or soft drink $18/child.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Tea at The Chesterfield is served on the patio and in The Library, because of the inclement weather our Afternoon Tea was served in The Library; the room is peaceful and serene, setting the tone for this English custom. Our server, a consummate professional tended to the duties of Afternoon Tea in a most ritualistic manner with no detail left unturned.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

 These bite-sized sweets were just enough to accompany the tea and Champagne.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

 The scones are my favorite. They are made to order and take 20 minutes to bake, think, souffle. So relax, sip your tea or Champagne and take in the experience.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Four types of Tea Sandwiches are served, chicken salad, egg salad, salmon and cream cheese and cucumber.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Next time. I’ll take tea on The Chesterfield patio.

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The Chesterfield Palm Beach 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach FL33480







 
 

 
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