The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills is known for its high tea. It’s like going to Claridge’s in London, but in L.A.. The hotel and beautiful tea room is elegant but not stuffy. The fluffy lounge chairs and overstuffed couches help create a relaxed vibe that makes you want to stay a little longer. In typical English fashion scones are served with jam, lemon curd and clotted cream. The mini sandwiches pair well with the tea and champagne. But unlike in England, afternoon tea started with strawberries in cream, which was a lovely addition to the meal. It may not seem like a meal, but I filled up fast. I didn’t even get the chance to taste all of the delicate desserts.
Note: Even the China was simple yet elegant.