With the Royal wedding only two days away (April 29!) and our invite obviously lost in the mail, Foodies On The Fly have been searching desperately for alternate ways to enjoy our Friday afternoon. Since we can’t attend the most coveted social event of the year the next best thing is to attend a fabulous local soiree, or visit a local tea room and indulge in a royal-tea lunch.
For your sipping enjoyment we’ve listed a few dainty-dining options and fabulous fête in the South Florida area.
West Palm Beach :: Serenity Garden
Voted “Best place to host a tea party” in South Florida by The Palm Beacher and Boca Life Magazine, this whimsical little cottage is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy a cup of tea. Reservations are strongly suggested and afternoon tea is served throughout the day.
Parkland :: Hidden Tea Secrets
Enjoy an afternoon amongst the trees and fields at Hidden Tea Secrets in Parkland. This quaint tea parlor will pamper you with the finest culinary delights and tempt you with a gift shop filled with chocolates and sweets.
Fort Lauderdale :: Emunah Café & Tea Bar
If you are looking for a modern tea experience than Emunah Café & Tea Bar is your cup of tea. Located in Ft. Lauderdale this swanky tea bar serves up organic fare and a holistic experience.
Fêtes at the Atlantic Resort :: Friday, April 29, Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Atlantic Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale. Cocktails will be served from 3-5pm along with light bites. If you are an early bird you can catch the royal nuptials in the Trina Restaurant and Lounge from 4-9am.
Miami :: The Biltmore Hotel – Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gabels. Served from 3-6pm daily guest can enjoy complimentary music and exceptional treats.
Fêtes at the Biltmore :: Friday, April 29 – Enjoy a post nuptial viewing of the wedding, and indulge on traditional English tea, pastries and champagne complimented by informal modeling of the Wedding Suite collection at Nordstrom Coral Gables. Tickets are $30 and reservations are strongly suggested.
Naples :: Brambles Tea Room and Gift Shop
Hidden in an alleyway this romantic tea room offers homemade delicacies and an extensive selection of teas from around the world. If you don’t have time to linger and relax you can order from their take-out menu.
Fêtes at Brambles Tea Room and Gift Shop :: Friday, April 29 – Brambles Tea Room will host a special royal wedding tea to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Tea is $21.95 per person and the party is free. Call (239) 262 – 7894 for more information.
Naples :: Ritz Carlton
Located in the elegant Ritz Carlton this high tea is served with Wedgwood china, signature Ritz Carlton silverware, and crystal flutes for a champagne toast. Check out our review of high-tea at the Ritz here.
Fêtes at the Ritz Carlton Naples :: Friday, April 29 – Guests of the hotel and locals can enjoy an elegant High Tea reception at 2:30 p.m. The tea party will feature a selection of fine English teas, delicate finger sandwiches, gourmet breads, fruit tartlets with fresh preserves, scones and rich pastries—all hand-made by the artisans in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ pastry shop. Guests can reserve their space for the event by calling 239-598-6644. Seating is limited. For more information, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ Calendar of Events online at www.ritzcarlton.com/naples.