It is the greatest honor to present you with Hotel Crescent Court’s remarkable Bridgerton Tea.
When my friend Irene suggested we take part in a Spill the Tea event at Hotel Crescent Court, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love the aesthetics of Bridgerton and Hotel Crescent Court is one of the loveliest hotels in the Metroplex. It was a beautiful spring day, not a cloud in the sky – perfect for a promenade in the courtyard! I donned my new mint green Boden dress for the occasion as well as white lace gloves and a hot pink fascinator.
The tea was served in The Conservatory and most of the patrons did dress to impress Lady Whistledown. We were sat right next to the live music, a harpist and a ridiculously handsome violinist who serenaded us with the iconic Bridgerton soundtrack all afternoon. Each place was set with Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers and a fan for each guest.
First up was The Art of the Swoon: a black tea cocktail with empress gin, lemon juice, egg white, simple syrup, and dry lavender. It was the prettiest shade of purple and would be the perfect garden party cocktail. Maybe if I ask nicely, they’ll the recipe with us. A gal can dream!Our first tea was Passion De Fleurs, a white tea blended with rose, apricot, and passion fruit. I’m not a huge tea drinker (I prefer tea events more than the actual drink) but I loved this tea!
Our table of six was then brought three massive towers of treats, including a full plate of dessert for all of us. We started with our Scones and Secrets. My favorites were Queen Charlotte’s Cake, a traditional queen’s cake, and A Curtsy and a Bow, a vanilla bean scone that I slathered with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream. There was also Bridgerton House Wisteria, a honey lavender scone that sounds right up my alley but sadly I forgot to try before moving on to dessert.
Last but certainly not least: dessert. Oh, dessert. I swoon just thinking about it! Hotel Crescent Court certainly knows how to do dessert. The dessert plate was a feast for the eyes, artfully arranged and adorned to garden party perfection. There was Lady Whistledown’s Macaron (a raspberry macaron with fresh raspberries), A Duel at Down (Whiskey honey entremet), The Duke’s Favorite Gooseberry Pie (a gooseberry tartlet), Daphne’s Lemonade Tartlet (lavender lemon tartlet), and A Promenade of Berries (a mixed berry custard tartlet).
It’s so hard to choose a favorite dessert but I have to go with the entremet. I was surprised to read the menu description of whiskey and honey because to me, this was a caramel explosion enrobed in dark chocolate. It was so rich, certainly not for the faint of heart. It tasted a bit like a very large truffle. I wish I could end all of my meals with this perfect bite!
What a lovely afternoon! I will definitely be attending more of Hotel Crescent Court’s themed teas. Comment and let me know if you’re watching season two of Bridgerton!