In addition to the Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea I had at The Westin Dublin just before Christmas with my family, the hotel also created a gluten free Festive Afternoon Tea for my mum. Going by the usual gluten free bread and treats you see this afternoon tea was miiiiles ahead of the game; the sandwiches looked edible and not crumbling to pieces, as did the cranberry and pecan scone and flourless chocolate cake. And I have it on good authority they tasted equally as good.
Again, it was served in The Atrium Lounge and we started off with a glass of wine followed by the all-important tea.
I thought the Wedgewood china looked a bit dated but then again it had charm and maybe to someone like my sister who is a designer it would be considered vintage.
I didn’t have enough of the festive tea to give a full review but I still wanted to share the photos and say thank you to the chefs for creating a gluten free option. I love the idea of a festive afternoon tea with Christmassy flavours and traditions because there’s nothing more comforting and heartwarming than the run up to Christmas and all the delicious food that comes along with it.
Afternoon tea is such a pleasant and relaxed way to pass the time and catch up with friends and family, and especially so with a Christmas tea in five star surroundings. I loved the inclusion of cranberries, eggnog, turkey and brandy butter in this traditional yet festive tea and I’ll be keeping my eye on what themed afternoon tea The Westin Dublin produces next. This festive tea is only available until the end of December but the hotel offers takeaway afternoon tea with the usual suspects all year round for a really reasonable €19.95 allowing guests and Dubliners to enjoy at home, as a picnic or in the office. Get involved.
(I was a guest of The Westin Dublin)