Friday, March 02, 2012
Afternoon Tea at Grand Hotel
It's not hard to find a good cup of coffee in Stockholm (despite our lack of Starbucks), nor a good cup of tea. Finding a good proper Afternoon tea however, is a little more difficult. Luckily my friend Pia is always up for trying out various places, and when we celebrated that she's started a new company, we decided to splurge for one of the most luxurious ones: at Cadierbaren, Grand Hotel.
Tea is a whopping 358:- SEK, but I still felt it was well worth it. The tea itself was delicious - and unlimited, at least they gladly brought a new pot when we ran out. And the sandwiches, scones and desserts were really top-notch. We got four sandwiches, and while I don't remember all of them, I did love the cucumber-egg and most of all, one with avocado and fresly made pesto. Delicious!
Next, two scones - one regular, one with bran flakes - served with browned butter, whipped cream, a most gorgeous passion fruit curd, vanilla cream cheese, and a gingery ruby grapefruit marmalade.
And to finish, four mini desserts. One little semla, a lemon cheesecake, a chocolate jelly roll with coffee butter cream (very very yummy!), and a rather stodgy walnut brownie.
Needless to say, we were quite full afterwards!