Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman is currently considered the best luxury hotel in the Cayman Islands. It is a AAA Five Diamond property and occupies 144 acres across the Caribbean to the North Sound, facing Seven Mile Beach’s shoreline.
We took up an entire corner since it’s all six of us ladies having tea. I liked the fine detail of us having the opportunity to sniff the vials of teas that we may have to get an idea of what the flavors are. Most of us opted for the vanilla rooibos (even I opted for that) since the creamy notes and body of the vanilla tea compliments the pastries we will be having and the remainder went the purist route of some of the green teas offered. We also started off with glasses of Champagne since it makes afternoon tea much more festive and fun.
The scones (plain and mango) were nicely done – flaky, not too sweet and not too dry. The savory tea sandwiches were delicious. We had baba ghanouj, caprese (tomatoes are in season in Cayman), mango curry, smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye, and egg salad.
As we went up to the sweet tiers, the best of the bunch were the pineapple financier (the oblong tart-like pastry topped with black sesame seeds) and the mango tatin. The other pastries (the tropezienne – brioche with whipped cream, rose macaron, and chocolate eclair) were good but it didn’t amaze me as the aforementioned.
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The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman
PO Box 32348 KY1-1209, Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, KY1-1209 Cayman Islands
Telephone: +1 345-943-9000