Tuesday, March 6, 2012
As a special treat for me since I've never experienced the delights of afternoon tea my cousin La invited Sha and me to Peacock Alley at The Willard InterContinental Hotel. They are very well known for their traditional afternoon tea which they have been serving for over a century.
This was the reason why I spent the whole day by myself in Georgetown while my 2 cousins worked in DC. I met them at the hotel at 4:00 pm for our cousin bonding over tea and little sandwiches.
Peacock Alley was literally an alley in between some conference rooms. The place was quite small but all the tables were booked for diners enjoying afternoon tea.
The harpist right beside our table played holiday tunes since we were there last December 2, 2012.
I've never had a timer with my tea before. Sosy talaga! The timer was for 3 minutes, their suggested time for my tea to steep. I had the Willard custom blend tea which the server said was their most popular tea.
We were served everything on this menu.
sandwiches, scones and pastries menu
This was our afternoon tea good for three people. We actually one of each item on the menu. There was another plate of sandwiches and cakes.
Who wouldn't enjoy an assortment of yummy pastries?
I loved the cranberry and spiced scones specially with the lemon curd, Devonshire cream, apricot and raspberry preserves.
All the sandwiches were delicious but my favorite was the nutty free range chicken salad on seven grain bread.
The whole experience was very relaxing and sophisticated. You can't help but relax and enjoy the ambiance, music, and eat slowly savoring each tiny bite.
me with Sha and La
AFTERNOON TEA IN PEACOCK ALLEY
Days of Operation
Friday - Sunday
Hours of Operation
Cost of the tea is $39 excluding tax and tip, additional $10 for Glass of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne.
Willard InterContinental Washington1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Main Phone & Reservations:
(202) 628-9100, (866) 487-2537