Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tea in Grand Style

Tea in the Garden View Lounge at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is always an enjoyable experience. The tables are set with Royal Albert's Old Country Roses china, which is a very pretty pattern and the most popular china pattern in the world. The Grand Tea is my choice and comes with a glass of Domaine Ste.-Michelle sparkling wine. There are five kinds of tea sandwiches (basil poached pears and Gorgonzola on pumpernickel is my favorite), onion quiche and a delicious duck pate. If you care for dessert there is a luscious English Trifle with strawberries and raspberry liqueur.

The atmosphere is quite serene considering that this Lounge if part of a busy Disney resort. That is my lovely daughter enjoying her tea. It is so pleasant to take a break from the hustle and bustle of a crowded theme park, ride the monorail over to the stately Grand Floridian and enjoy an excellent afternoon tea.


Angela McRae said...

My trips to Disney were always so go-go-go, it is hard to imagine a tea there as "serene," but I know you and others (Linda, I think) have said it is so, so I believe you! And your daughter is simply beautiful! (I'm glad you said she is your daughter, because when I glanced at the photo I assumed she was a model.)

Anonymous said...

The basil poached pears & gorg sandwich sounds delicious (as does dessert). I'm a sucker for tea sandwiches.

What's the price range of food there? I live in Orlando but don't go anywhere near Disney but once every few years. It sounds like it would be a nice little get-away. :)

parTea lady said...

Mandy, the prices for afternoon tea range from $13.50 for the Sally Lunn tea to $25.50 for the Grand tea. There are quite a few other offerings, like a Stilton cheese plate, etc. They serve tea from 2-6 and reservations are suggested.

I like to go there for tea even when we are not visiting the Disney theme parks.

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