Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spring splurge - Afternoon Tea at Park 75!

While it already feels like summer in the ATL, it is in fact, still spring.... One of my favorite spring rituals is enjoying Afternoon Tea.  Park 75 at Atlanta's Four Seasons hotel has been offering gluten-free tea service since I inquired about such an option back in 2007.  Back then they didn't have very good bread (since there were few options available) and they didn't make the gluten-free scones in house.

These days, Chef Robert's team really outdoes themselves in terms of the gluten-free tea menu - it's full of delicious food presented as elegantly as anything else at the restaurant.

My recent visit with a glutenoid friend was as amazing as ever.  The scrumptious scones were served with fresh lemon curd and Devonshire cream as well as a seasonal treat - fresh peach compote!  Each was wonderful alone on the scones or even all layered together on them.

The tea sandwiches are now made with good gluten-free bread and our selections included curry chicken salad, cucumber goat cheese, egg salad (my favorite!) and crab salad served in a mini tortilla shell.

Lastly, the gluten-free desserts were as amazing as ever!  The creme brulee was buttery smooth and not overly sweet.  The almond flour macaron, chocolate covered strawberry, coconut macaroon and house-made caramel candy were all delectable.  But the topping on the gluten-free treats was a tiny lemon tart with fresh strawberries.  Honestly, the tart crust was so good that I was slightly concerned that is was not gluten-free.  Of course, the staff at Park 75 is extremely well trained on food allergy service so the crust was absolutely gluten-free - and SERIOUSLY delicious!

If you want to be pampered while enjoying an absolutely divine gluten-free experience, be sure to check out Afternoon Tea at Park 75 downtown!

If tea isn't your style, check out the amazing brunch at Park 75. Be sure to note your gluten-free needs when making a reservation for tea service, brunch or any other meal.  

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