Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tea at The Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia

If you are ever in Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, a wonderful treat is the high tea at The Empress Hotel.
We began with a yummy bowl of blueberries with the most wonderful whipped cream on top.
This is the front page from the tea menu. I love the Henry James quote~"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." How very true.
Sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and of course...dessert.
The sandwiches included smoked salmon pinwheels, curried chicken, carrot and ginger with cream cheese, cucumber with a horseradish mayo.
Dessert included, lemon tarts with strawberry on top, checkerboard spongecake, shortbread, chocolate cake, as well as little chocolate cups filled with a chocolate and cherry filling!!
How divine. And, I didn't even mention the tea! Of course it too was fabulous. Please join Gollum at for lots of wonderful posts celebrating Foodie Friday.


  1. OMGoodness..this looks so so devine. I have never been to a REAL tea. I need to put that on my Bucket List!!
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  3. This is a real High Tea! Looks marvelous!

  4. Clotted cream I hope! I wish I could have been there...just lovely.

  5. What a marvelous treat. A proper high tea is hard to find these days. Thanks for sharing yours with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  6. I would love to go there and taste it all. Everything looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for letting me enjoy via you. Have a great Labor Day!

  7. I have never had the experience of high tea. Sounds so elegant. Have a lovely weekend.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~