"Whether you desire an evening glass of wine or a hearty lunch after a round of golf, The Phoenician offers unique eateries, casual cafes, and romantic lounges for wining and dining in Scottsdale. Enjoy spirits, live contemporary music selections and fabulous views at the Thirsty Camel. Join the tradition of afternoon tea in the charming Lobby Tea Court. Stop by the Café & Ice Cream Parlor for homemade ice cream, pastries and cappuccino. Relax poolside with a refreshing concoction at the Oasis Pool Bar & Grill."
16 of us FABs got together for another afternoon of fun, food and of course tea! We met in reception and each FAB was presented with their name badge and a favor bag of Elaine's Afternoon Tea's Scottish shortbread.
From their website...
"In the English tradition, afternoon tea is served daily in the Lobby Tea Court. Consistently voted "Best Afternoon Tea" by the Phoenix New Times and Arizona Republic readers, full tea includes finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, pastries and a selection of fine blends. First Seating: 2pm, reservations required."
English Cucumber - seedless cucumber, fresh mint savory cream cheese on white pullman.
Hickory Smoked Salmon - mousse of cream cheese, dill and citrus on pumpernickel.
Classic Egg Salad - watercress, daikon sprouts on whole wheat rounds.
Phoenician's Lemon and Thyme Chicken Salad - creamy chicken salad with fresh thyme and lemon on marble rye.
Crisp Asparagus and Garlic Herb Mousse - poached asparagus tips, boursin mousse, aged Parma ham on white loaf.
I hadn't eaten wheat for a month and so far I appear to have had no ill effects from eating these delicious finger sandwiches.
...the servers brought out the desserts! A choice of 8 mini desserts:
Chocolate Bavarois, Sable Breton
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Brandied Cherry Pomponette
Each one unique and delicious. The chocolate dipped strawberry was absolutely gorgeous!
At the end of our Tea, I presented the servers with favor bags of Elaine's Afternoon Tea's Scottish shortbread for doing such a great job of looking after us.
Full Tea is $36 per person
and Grand Royale Tea (which includes unlimited premium sparkling wine) is $45.
A 22% gratuity and tax is added to the bill.
It is actually very good value!
Thank you to Sara, Debbie, Angela S, Anne W, John D, Patti, Kelly, John P, Alice, Cindy, Linda, Cheryl, Laurie, Linda and Moira for making the day such fun!
One lady in particular who I have had the pleasure of meeting is Patti. She is an artist, intuitive consultant and an all round gentle soul. She has many interesting stories to tell, always told with a beautiful smile. For more information on what Patti does, please see her website www.morethanintuition.com and information above and below...
John D suggested he and John P start a group for "Men named John who like drinking Guinness", as both he and my John are big fans! Let's see if they get that group off the ground in the near future...
Until next time, have a FABULOUS day!