Hay-Adams Hotel plans holiday tea service

The award-winning Hay-Adams, located steps away from the White House, will offer its holiday tea service again this winter. This special tea offers an all-inclusive tableside presentation of tempting sweets and savory snacks. It is available exclusively on Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, with reservations available from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lafayette Room. This indulgent experience is priced at $50 per person, which includes a pot of tea from the Mighty Leaf Tea Company, along with a tiered tray of savory and sweets; $35 for children under 12, or $65 per person with the added glass of Taittinger Champagne (tax and gratuity not included). 

The Hay-Adams’ culinary team, executive chef Nicolas Legret, executive sous chef Jaime Montes de Oca, and pastry chef Josh Short are creating a traditional holiday menu featuring flavorful delights for teatime. Guests can enjoy a savory selection of tea sandwiches including English cucumber with tomato and mint; farmhouse egg salad with wild watercress; smoked salmon and dill cream cheese, and cucumber and shrimp salad.  

Children can enjoy their own special menu. It features hot chocolate and fruit teas, assorted tea sandwiches, including ham & cheese, peanut butter & marmalade, and a fresh fruit salad.

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For those with a sweet tooth, Short’s selection of Viennese and French confectioneries is sure to please the eye and the palate. Highlights include warm cranberry scones with Devonshire cream and organic strawberry preserve; chocolate opera cake, strawberries choux puffs, French fruit tartlets, lemon raspberry tart and macarons.

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