Among the things we love when Paris gets cold is heading to one of the tea parlors and teatimes of the French capital. In this festive Christmas period, how about discovering the new Christmas teatime of The Peninsula Paris? Thought up by his new chef Dominique Costas, freshly arrived in July (after 7 years of loyal and effective service at the Café de la Paix), this teatime has everything to delight us.
Moreover, we must hail that a part of the teatime benefits is donated to the association Make-A-Wish. Yes sir! We can treat ourselves with a teatime at the Peninsula for a good cause, yes, we can! Well, if we enjoy ourselves in the process, it means we did well.
Let’s have a seat in the sumptuous decorum of Le Lobby for a gourmet and sophisticated treat. While you’re at it, have a look at the Christmas market of the palace taking over the terrace Kleber especially for the Holidays.
But, what does this teatime have in store, you’d ask me. Displayed on a 3-story stand, this teatime offers a plate of scones and biscuits, a savory level with soup and fingers food and a level with fine pastries. It’s served with a hot drink of your choice, a lovely tea to choose from a wonderful and quality selection, a coffee or a chocolate topped with whipped cream, it’s up to you.
We start we the raisin and apple scones deliciously served with cream and a selection of jams. We continue with the lemon madeleine and the gingerbread, the chocolate cookie and the palmier. Here are the classics just how we like them.
Then, you can enjoy the savory plate. Okay, some of you may start with this one rather than the biscuit one, but to each his own taste! We discover exquisite pumpkin and chestnut soups, foie gras nibbles covered with a sour mango disc and salmon and cream nibbles.
We end with the superb plate of Christmas-revisited pastries. We love the Christmas bauble like a Black Forest gateau with the chocolate mousse enhanced with cherries, the cream puff pastry skiing with a chocolatey hat, a coconut and exotic fruits, the rabbit sandwich with matcha tea and Morello cherries, and the chocolate bark with ginger and mandarin.
So, how about a teatime sweetly smelling like Christmas and served in a magical setting?
Christmas teatime at The Peninsula Paris
Served every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rates: €45/person from Monday to Friday
€55 in the weekend with fresh fruit juices and mineral waters
Child version for €37 to book in advance
From 6 December 2017 to 31 December 2017
The Peninsula Paris
19 Avenue Kléber
75116 Paris 16
Du lundi au vendredi: 45 €
Samedi et dimanche: 55 €