Every year the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam creates a special high tea menu for the summer.
This year’s theme is inspired by the coastal piers and charming beach towns of the USA. They offer a whimsical and more elaborate version of fun fair treats.
It started with a green tea and cranberry slushy. This was perfect to cool us down since we biked to the hotel and today felt like proper summer.
The amuse was a nori cone with tomato, avocado, crispy rice & soya. I love Asian flavors and I could have easily eaten a few more of this.
Then came the savory bites. A gingerbread horse with Foie gras paté and a smoked salmon sandwich with asparagus & cream cheese. And what’s a fun fair without some fast food? We also had a mini chicken burger with Thai basil & cucumber relish. And a mini hotdog with compote of red onions, crispy sauerkraut & mustard. Comfort food at its best!
The sweets entailed of a vanilla & strawberry clown shaped macaron, a unicorn shaped cassis & lemon sable, a popcorn cupcake, a tropical financier shaped like a donut, a lavender & apricot choux with cotton candy, and Taffy apples. My favorite from here was the donut since it has passion fruit, pineapple and mango. I just love that combination.
And just when you think you can’t eat any more, they came and served the most fluffy and soft vanilla & chocolate scones with clotted cream and jams. The tea served during this theme is the Chinese supreme rose tea. I loved it, it was very delicate.
The whole high tea was amazing and the service was great, as you would expect from the Waldorf Astoria. Just have a light lunch before you come because you will definitely leave with a full but happy stomach.
This summer afternoon tea is served daily at their Peacock Alley from 3 to 5pm until August.
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