Monday, February 01, 2010

Paris- Afternoon Tea at the Dali Restaurant of Le Meurice Hotel

Paris: Hotel Meurice – afternoon tea at the Dali.  What a pleasant experience it is to slow down in the afternoon and enjoy a cup of tea in the Dali Restaurant of the Hotel Meurice.  The Dali has recently been restructured by Philippe Starck and boasts a “grotesque” ceiling painting by his daughter Ara.  There you can spot Daliesque chairs with feet in the form of ladies shoes, lamps with drawers, or Le Meurice's recognizable lobster on a telephone. These elements all add to the mystical aura of the place. Every day from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. an abundant afternoon tea, a la Francaise is served.  Delicate wafer thin finger sandwiches on black and white bread are stuffed with smoked salmon, cucumber, cheese and tuna and a wide selection of teas, coffees or hot chocolate are also available.

The Scones.   Traditional warm scones are served with clotted cream and an assortment of jams.

The pastries.  Last but not least, a wide selection of little cakes are served, created by pastry chef, Camille Lesecq, including: mini fruit tarts, macaroons and imaginative pastries.

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