Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tea at the Phoenician

Tea at the Phoenician is always a first-rate and special experience. Our family regularly tries to have tea at the Phoenician for special occasions such as Mother's Day, birthdays, or just to catch up.

My Mom is pouring tea while enjoying her champagne and finger sandwiches.

The Phoenician is the best tea we have experienced and we have tried teas everywhere in the World, including the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. None are as good.

The Phoenician has several courses. First, you choose regular champagne or kir royale. Next you move to your choice of tea and there are many to choose from.

Now on to finger sandwiches as shown in the last photo. From asparagus, salmon, roast beef, egg salad and more. You can eat two rounds of them and I always do!

Then you move to two nice sized scones. One regular and the other is a cranberry scone. Of course these come with devonshire cream, lemon curd or strawberry preserves.

Finally you move to desserts. You can see the choices in the second photo. All heavenly. I often have to take my desserts home in a box and eat them for breakfast the next day.

A favorite line the servers use at tea when serving you is: "If you cannot decide, you may have one of each." And, you really must as each item is a piece of work and tastes delicious.

22 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow This All Is Looking So luscious.This Is Something Good And I Am Feeling More Hungry Now..Thanks For Sharing..I have statred a new website And Would Like You To Check It .Unseen Rajasthan
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Olivier said...

c'est bien servi et cela donne envie ;)

Christopher Raun Leth said...

These looks tasty. Can they be delivered?

Btw I've left you a little gift on my blog

brattcat said...

Oh, Julie, this does look like the best tea ever. I'm ready to reserve my place. Yummmmm.

Leif Hagen said...

Yummy photos! Delicious photos! Classy, elegant, fancy photos! Everything tastes better when you use WEDGEWOOD china photos! My wife and I had desserts and coffee in the FELIX bar atop the Peninsula in Hong Kong - very expensive but very good! Regards from EAGAN daily photo in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

B Squared said...

It is now on my "Must Do" list.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a neat place and your mommy is adorable!
Great pictures!
Léia

Layrayski said...

we don't have tea in the philippines. looks delicious.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos and food. You are making me hungry!!

Prospero said...

I'll have one of each. And your mom has an infectious smile!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Oh my goodness, what a treat!! I would love to have some of that tea right now. It is hard to find good tea. Thanks for sharing, if I ever get back to that part of the country, I'll be checking this out. xo

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Hi Julie,
Looks like the Phoenician is a delight in every way possible... I'm happy you enjoy Scottsdale (most people don't appreciate what is in front of them).
Looks like your Mom really appreciated this, and she looks enthused to be enjoying your company in such magnificent surroundings and with such appealing and apparently delicious food.
Thanks again for sharing!
David

Lois said...

Oh my goodness that sounds like so much fun. Everything looks delicious!

Bergson said...

so appetizing

glenda said...

Great photos of great food. It's always fun to be pampered!

Jacob said...

My goodness...that's an all-day meal! Very interesting and luscious
looking! I'd overeat for sure, though!

Don and Krise said...

There is no doubt. This place takes very good care of you. Of course that is how they get and keep the rating they have.Yummmm!

Shantaram said...

I just finished lunch, but I'm hungry again! Where's the tea!!

Jilly said...

This looks GOOD!

Steffe said...

A cup of tee would be nice.

pasadenaadjacent said...

Do you mind if I ask how much per person? I did one of these only once in Pasadena and It was 40 bucks. I about flipped (and it wasn't comparable to yours)

Danial said...

Wow,it's delicious cream cake.

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