AFTERNOON TEA IN PARIS
THE ELYSIA LOVES THE AFTERNOON TEA
4pm, it is time for the afternoon tea. Initially a British tradition, this ritual has gotten popular through the centuries and has managed to delight our fine French palates. The afternoon tea, which has become a real a must-try service of several Parisian hotels, is a real showcase for talented pastry chefs. Reinvented to the Parisian taste, some hotels still offer the traditional scones and mini sandwiches, when for others, it is a real dive into the chefs’ gastronomic universe!
For many people, the afternoon tea is a way to gather with family, between lovers, and for some it is even a good way to conclude business deals. Being an incredible break in the packed Parisian afternoons, once tried, this ritual will become your tradition too. Very appreciated during chilly and rainy weekends, the afternoon tea is the perfect snack to charge your batteries and get warm during your shopping sprees.
THE ELYSIA RECOMMENDS
The Elysia has a well-filled address book with some good suggestions for your 4pm delight.
After having visited the Louvre and strolled around the Jardin des Tuileries, the most historical tea room of Paris is just a few steps away. Let’s discover Angelina. Founded in 1903, this tea room has gathered the greatest fashion and literature names as Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust. A true must-try, it is in this lounge with a Belle Époque decoration that you will taste the best hot chocolate of Paris and the famous Mont-Blanc, a pastry with chestnut cream; a true delight!
In a more contemporary atmosphere, we suggest to discover the pastry shop and tea house of the greatest Instagram pastry chef, Cédric Grolet at Opéra. Saint-Honoré, fruit tarts or even croissants and pains choc’s, is there anything better than to try the sweet delights of the 2018 best pastry chef in the world himself? You will tell us about it.
Finally, you would like to try the creations of several pastry chefs but do not have enough time to visit all of their pastry shops? No worries, lets meet in Saint-Germain-des-Près at the Fou de Pâtisserie tea room. The concept: several renowned chefs are invited to showcase some of their creations. A great alternative to taste everything, and to come back and discover other chefs on your next visit!
Here is a wonderful selection of locations to discover the tradition of the afternoon tea à la parisienne during you next romantic get away!
See you soon!