Americans have never been ones to take tea time, although, maybe it’s time to rethink our failure to embrace the practice. I have always appreciated European traditions. High tea is definitely one of them. When I feel like my mind is full and I simply cannot take on anymore, I force myself to take some "me-time," making my way to the St. Regis on Friday with my friend Jordan for a tea break.
We made our way to La Gourmandise where we were welcomed with open arms and seated by the window for the ideal ocean view. Champagne was poured as we were introduced to the incredibly enchanting tea selection. After I chose the Mango Green Tea, we took one glance at the menu before realizing we just had to order the Bird Cage, the signature option for St. Regis High Tea.
The Bird Cage is prepared by Executive pastry Chef Franck Steigerwald and the St. Regis culinary team, showcasing an indulgent variety of sweets, tea sandwiches and scones. The sweets are delivered in a gorgeous bird cage at the end, pictured below, and the whole experience is to die for.
All in all, the entire high tea experience at the St. Regis is one not to be missed.
Escape the South Beach excitement and enjoy the calm luxury that is Bal Harbour, the St. Regis will most definitely steal your heart (and appetite) as it did mine.