I had some wonderful afternoon tea at the Maitre Chocolatier with my parents! It sounds lame and boring (especially with the parents), but after a busy weekend - celebrating Halloween by hosting a "Fright Night on Friday, and leaving for Ottawa early Saturday morning- having afternoon tea was a perfect way to mark the end of easy and fun days, and the start of hell, also known as school.
Having already experienced The Queen Elizabeth Hotel's Afternoon Tea, I had an idea of how it would be. But the Maitre Chocolatier's service differed very much from the Queen E's. First of all, to my big surprise, there was live music, provided by a guitarist and bassist! The duo played some nice ambiance music while I enjoyed my wonderful cherry green tea and patries. The food, as I expected, was all homemade. Just like at the Queen E's, I was offered a variety of sandwiches, scones (which came with 3 marmalades : figue, vanilla and strawberry) and various bite-size desserts. What I like about the Maitre Chocolatier is their vast choice of tea leaves. At he Queen E's, only a few flavors of tea bags were available. The tea room was cozy and superbly cute. It brought me back to my French days, which I miss everyday. The service was impeccable. I was served by courteous, bilingual and knowledgeable attendants, who informed me about the teas and the food. It's a great spot to spend time with girl friends, chitchatting over tea!
|Scones & marmalades|