A quote on a afternoon tea menu of a newly renovated French Room at The Adolphus hotel in downtown Dallas reads: “There are few hours in life some-more acceptable than a hour dedicated to a rite famous as afternoon tea.”
This quote, from writer Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady,” has never stage truer now that a French Room has done a glamorous return.
The French Room’s beloved tea service resumes Friday, Nov 24, a day after Thanksgiving. From 1 to 3 pm, Wednesday by Sunday, indulge in a preference of loose-leaf teas from Dallas-based Zakti, including Moroccan Mint, Lemon Verbana, Passion Fruit Orange, Rose Congou, and Earl Grey.
Whilst sipping your tea, suffer a prix fixe menu of cook Michael Ehlert‘s finger sandwiches (house-cured gravlax with Persian cucumbers, fennel jelly and parsnip crumble, et al.), scones (including cranberry and pecan, and Parisian ham and gruyere), and fritter cook Eric Burrell‘s several tea cakes and desserts (apricot sacher torte, lemon particle cake, red berry profiteroles).
Or, representation a aforementioned treats à la carte; there’s also mozzarella and vine-ripe tomato sandwiches, coconut bars, caramel chocolate bars, and many some-more tasty goodies.
For tea-time reservation during a French Room, call 214.651.3615.