The St. Regis Mexico City is celebrating the holiday season with an adaptation of its tea ritual inspired by Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann's classic, "The Nutcracker." Families are invited to enjoy the timeless tradition by feasting on delectable pastries by renowned Mexican celebrity pastry chef Paulina Abascal and a selection of Dammann Frerès teas at Glass House Café through Jan. 15.
Designed exclusively for the hotel by Abascal, the delicious pastries of the Nutcracker Tea Ritual will captivate all “Nutcracker” enthusiasts with works of art, featuring The Nutcracker, The Dancer, The King Mouse and even more Christmas figures embodied in the cookies and cakes. Guests have the option of enjoying the delicacies at Glass House Café or taking them home. Additionally, guests are offered a selection of Dammann Frères teas, such as Jardin du Luxembourg, Vanille, Macaron Mangue Jasmin and Quatre Fruits Rouges, that are available either hot or cold.
Prior to the “Nutcracker”-inspired pastries, guests partaking in the Nutcracker Tea Ritual will enjoy finger sandwiches made of: tomato, salmon and cream cheese accompanied by a mini tomato and arugula tartlet, and a mini spinach quiche, followed by classic scones accompanied by sour cream and jam.