La Petite Cuillere – Afternoon Tea
It’s been too long since we’ve had Afternoon Tea. I’m not sure what I enjoy more… trying the different types of teas or the selection of tiny pastries and sandwiches. La Petite Cuillere is the location of our latest foray and is located on Kingsway, near French Made Baking (I wonder if they get their macarons from FMB?)
Afternoon Tea service is $25 for the three tier selection of three mini sweets, three finger sandwiches, two mini scones, mini loaf, tea biscuit, fruit preserves and Devonshire cream + $1.25 for your selection of tea. Each diner selects their tea from the menu presented in an antique-looking bound book.
The interior walls are adorned by numerous fine china. In fact, earlier this year, they had a big spring cleanup of their teacups and sold many of their well-loved older teacups.
For our teas, we picked the Jasmine (a high-grade green tea traditionally scented with jasmine blossoms) and Dragonwell (Lung Ching superfine green tea with toasted flavours resulting from being fired by hand in woks).
The bottom tier had a crisp and flaky turkey croissant as well as tuna salad in a pastry shell and a salami and cheese topped with cucumber.
The middle tier contained the moist mini loaf slice as well as the mini scones and tea biscuit. The scones were okay but they were really small and I felt they needed more fruit preserves and Devonshire cream.
The best way to enjoy this is to alternate between sweet and savory items so you don’t wind up becoming overwhelmed by too much sweet at the end of your meal. Overall, the food and tea were pretty good.