Finally my dream came true after several years. Spending an entire afternoon to enjoy tea, sandwich & pastries along with girl’s talk at an elegant lounge.
At this point, I was still enjoying a glass of Champagne with savory sandwiches. My friends informed me that English people wouldn’t drink champagne during afternoon tea. Is it true??? I believe it’s much better to get tipsy with it.
Now something sweet. My favorite was a plain scorn with Devonshire Cream & Apricot preserve. The preserves are fruity and slight sweet with natural sugar in fruit itself. So delicious paired with a cup of tea 🙂 I chose their signature tea, “The Belvedere.”
It was a lot of fun with girls. Overall, food was not extraordinary and seasoning is too strong. Our server, Robles from Barcelona, Spain made our day. He was attentive just right when we needed him. Although the lounge/ambience was elegant, there were too many women whose chatting voices ruined harp music. Yes, I was one of them 😛 Most annoying was a couple of fruit flies were bugging around our table. Especially for this expensive hotel setting, it was a big turn off.
The Living Room
At The Peninsula
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212