Dear Dessert Oasis
Since you bring up the subject of afternoon tea, as an ex-pat, I am always looking for the British dessert experience in LA – any recommendations?
As much as I love a formal high tea, I have to admit that my Los Angeles tea list includes more need-to-go-stills than have-been-alreadies. See list as follows:
Have been already:
- The Rose Garden Tea Room at Huntington Gardens – lovely space surrounded by the most extensive rose “library” in the world. Tea is buffet style – so not extraextra classy, but can pile your plate up extraextra high.
- The Getty Villa – unfortunately sub-par as far as their high tea is concerned. Dry sandwiches and a surprisingly lacking view. Shame.
Need to go still:
- The Langham
- Rose Tree Cottage
- Jin Patisserie – (not an English tea exactly as it has more of an Asian fusion vibe)
Have eaten but not actually attended:
- All the pastries from tea at the Beverly Hills Hotel. All delicious.
As for tea times in Chicago or even NYC, that is a different story, but alas, that was not your question!
It’s 4 o’clock somewhere,
Have a dessert question? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – from funnel cakes to fondue fountains, if it has sugar, I’ve probably eaten it.