Photos: Tiffany Shum
December is finally here, and we decided to celebrate with an indulgent Nutcracker themed afternoon high tea in the lobby lounge at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel.
Soaring high above the city in one of Toronto’s tallest buildings, Shangri-La Toronto offers guests a distinctively urban escape. Just a 6-minute walk from Queen Street West on University Avenue, the hotel is surrounded in all directions by the best the city has to offer. The nearby Art Gallery of Ontario, the vibrant waterfront and the non-stop energy on Yonge Street are just a few of the great city hotspots within easy reach.
Our afternoon tea experience included a selection of finger sandwiches, tea cakes, scones, Nutcracker inspired pastries and tea (of course).
Some of our favorite finger sandwiches were the roasted turkey and cranberry preserve on herb country bread, as well as the honey baked ham and caramelized onion on dark rye bread. Both were delicious and really invoked the nostalgia of a traditional holiday dinner.
For those with a sweet tooth, the pastries were (in our opinon) the best part. Also very holiday themed in both presentation and taste. We loved the the creme brulee Christmas trees and black forest cake. All the pastries had hints of peppermint, chocolate, coffee and gingerbread.
We enjoyed a glass of prosecco and the spirit-free Elderflower Fizz Cocktail. The stunning tree was made from ballet slippers donated from The National Ballet Of Canada.
For more information on Shangri-La Hotel’s tea experiences or to book a reservation, visit: https://www.shangri-la.com/toronto/shangrila/dining/bars-lounges/lobby-lounges