Ever since acquiring Bruce Richardson's book, The Great Tea Rooms of America, and reading about Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel, it was on my "bucket list" to go there. The book is a wonderful addition to a tea lover's library.
Arriving at the Drake Hotel.
Afternoon Tea is served in the Palm Court daily from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a harpist playing soft, soothing music.
Our table was right next to the fountain.
Individual place setting.
The menu [of which our waiter graciously gave us a copy].
Ready to enjoy the delights on the three-tier serving tray.
Tea, Scones [accompanied by preserves, lemon curd and English Double Devon Cream], and Slices of Fruit Bread.
A delightful Afternoon Tea!
When I purchased Tea Time magazine's March/April issue yesterday, I noticed the section "Chicago's Growing Love Affair With Tea" [pages 48 - 53], written by Bruce Richardson. It was fun to see The Drake Hotel included, and The Peninsula and The Ritz-Carlton as well. Two new places on my bucket list for tea the next time I'm in Chicago!