My lovely friends joined me this past weekend in celebrating my birthday by going for afternoon tea at The Lobby, located on the fifth floor of the Peninsula hotel.
The Lobby is gorgeous and the picture of elegance, its huge dining room flooded with light from a floor to ceiling window overlooking Michigan Avenue. The service here is attentive and friendly, taking care to ensure any allergens are respected and to keep your tea pot filled throughout the afternoon.
Meghan and I popped for a glass of Moet and Chandon (Monica and Chandler) champers along with our tea.
The food was absolutely wonderful. From the Lobby website, the menu includes:
TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
Traditional Scone, Mandarin Orange Scone
Rum Cake – Soft Almond Cake Soaked With Rum, Vanilla Cream
Macaron Raspberry – Raspberry Macaron
Caramel Apple Choux – Cream Puff Filled With Apples And Caramel
Passion Coconut Napoleon – Coconut Cake, Passion Cream
Cassis Chestnut Roulade – Cassis Roulade With Chestnut Cream
Strawberry Tart – Sweet Basil Cream, Fresh Strawberries
Ham & Swiss – Citrus Mostarda, Mustard Blossom, Whole Wheat
Light Chicken Salad – Apples, Celery, Strawberry Aioli, Radish, White Bread
Cucumber Sandwich – Lemon-Dill Mascarpone, Thyme Blossom, White Bread
Smoked Salmon – Caper-Citrus Cream Cheese, Salmon Caviar, Cress
Turkey & Gruyere Melt – Beet Pickled Shallots, Mustard Aioli
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Selection Of Proprietary Teas Or Blend Coffee
I was so surprised when our waiter brought out a plate of treats for my birthday!
The tea ended with individual chocolate soufflés for everyone.
Tea at the Lobby is a great spot to celebrate a special event or simply to treat yourself. The Lobby is located within the Peninsula Hotel at 108 East Superior Street in Chicago.