The finger sandwiches and desserts were great as well. We each had one of six different types of sandwiches, so there was no fighting over them or looking ridiculous attempting to cut them in half. There was a curried chicken salad inside a tiny pate-a-choux cup, egg salad, heirloom tomato, smoked salmon, cucumber, and asparagus with a salami type meat. The standout from the dessert options was definitely the French macarons, which came in vanila and chocolate raspberry varietites. The other fun surprise was the cake they brought out for my mom's birthday. It was a rich chocolate layer cake with vanilla buttercream filling and ganache on top. At this point, we were bursting at the seams and looking forward to the walk back to the Mosaic Hotel, where we stayed the night. From start to finish we had a lovely time and I hope we'll be back someday.
As a side note, one of the funniest things is watching the men in the tea room. They always look like they can't quite get comfortable and they seem to be looking around, afraid that some macho college buddy will come in and give them a hard time for drinking tea from pretty cups. Do you have a male spouse, significant other or family member who enjoys afternoon tea?
Coming up: a review of Craft LA (Tom Colicchio's restaurant) and Crumbs bakeshop.