Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The hug Tea Tour - Park Hyatt, Toronto

The next stop on The hug Tea Tour is the gorgeous and modern Park Hyatt Hotel at Avenue Road and Bloor Street in Toronto. The afternoon tea sandwiches are served first on delicate floral china, followed by a cute tea stand of scones and desserts inside Annona Restaurant. 
Wendy and I both opted for a creamy orange and vanilla tea called Eros. Perfect with a swirl of cream and a touch of sugar. It complimented all the sweets and savouries in front of us.
Tea is served in a traditional loose-leaf style with a little tea strainer that balances over your teacup. High tea at the Park Hyatt, Toronto is $26 and a sparkling option with a flute of prosecco is $35. My favourite of the sandwiches was actually served in a crispy cone and filled with a chicken breast salad with scallions. It was inventive and a modern twist to the crustless tea-wich that can sometimes be a bit dry.

The currant, orange and cream scones are a must-try. They come in a perfect miniature size still bigger than a two-bite brownie and but doesn't leave you stuffed. Crack one open, slather with clotted cream, jam, eat and repeat. Dessert meant an array of profiteroles, berry tarts, a dark chocolate cherry cake and the star of the show for me, the white chocolate and strawberry napoleon. Crispy and creamy with a hint of berry. The cherry cake was a close runner-up and everything you would want in moist mousse-like sponge of chocolate and sour tang of cherry goodness.
Annona Restaurant is an elegant space with plush royal blue banquettes and floor-to-ceiling windows for Yorkville people-watching. High Tea is served seven days a week after 1 PM. Annona has also received the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating under Executive Chef, Joan Monfaredi. For more information on Afternoon Tea at The Park Hyatt, Toronto visit:
4 Avenue Road, Toronto ON at Bloor Street 
Looking for high tea in Toronto? Here are some of our other stops on The hug Tea Tour.

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