Around Town: Twilight Tea
Jul 04 2014 | 0 Comments
Pictured here is me and Kristina with two tall, sparkly glasses of Prosecco, just before we (daintily) devoured the tower of treats before us. While Brunch (with a capital B) in Toronto has made daytime drinking appropriate at all sorts of new hours, dining establishments are still always looking for more occasions to incorporate drinking into different niche time periods. The Windsor Arms Hotel decided on Twilight Tea.
This is a perfect solution either for those who don’t have the luxury of an afternoon to spend at tea, or for those who really want an excuse to eat scones and petit fours for dinner.
Included in your $45/person cost ($50 during the Holiday Season) you receive: scones with devon cream and jam, a selection of sandwiches, goat cheese and caramelized shallot tarts, mushroom and spinach quiche (Kristina’s favourite, as you may already know if you read her Chu Crew bio!), a selection of petit fours, and of course, tea. The menu for Twilight Tea is basically the same as that for Afternoon Tea ($25/person), save for the fairly substantial quiches that are also served with the former.
More than anything else, I loved the selection of beautiful teapots that they had. Depending on your selection, they tend to pair certain teapots with your tea. For example, I chose the White Tip Oolong, which was served in a familiar looking Chinese pot, while Kristina’s Peppermint was served in a more European-looking pot. They have some wonderful teas that are also exclusive to the Windsor Arms that are worth a try.
The sandwiches were pretty good, though a bit on of the soft side for my liking. The scrumptious goat cheese tarts were my favourite of the food selection, and the scones (which were fairly dry) were my least favourite. Keep in mind that they do a gluten-free tea too, with 24-hours notice.
Our server walking us through the three tiers.
As usual with Kristina, we had a lovely time. Other than the scones, the food was pretty good and the service was impeccable. Whether its the soft music, the plush velvet seats or the delightful little parcels of food, this is a great spot to come to for a special occasion, or to create a special occasion to come to!