As the leaves begin to turn vibrant hues of orange and red and discerning travelers continue to scour the globe for refined high-tea indulgences, Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. is offering a bespoke Afternoon Tea service.
Long-celebrated and regarded as a cherished tradition in Washington, D.C., Willard's Afternoon Tea service among the grandeur of the newly-renovated Willard’s Peacock Alley has served as a timeless and enchanting opportunity for guests and residents alike to “tea like a royal” in the heart of our nation’s capital since the 1920s.
Still recognized as the premier venue for Afternoon Tea in the city to-date, and offered year-round, Willard notably hosts the most festive services during each season. Willard’s specially-curated Fall Afternoon Tea menu features the warm flavors of autumn, alongside a broad selection of the finest estate- and boutique-blended loose leaf teas by the J’enwey Tea Company – most of which are exclusive to Willard.
To embrace the change of the season, guests are invited to discover and savor a collection of unique tea options including Mulled Apple Cider, Carrot Cake, Vanilla Almond Soufflé and White Peppermint Bark, and relish in a sumptuous array of seasonal savory finger sandwiches, alongside the elegant sounds of the harp. Savory delicacies include the specialty NY Strip with Beet Marmalade and Pink Peppercorn on an Onion-Beet Baguette, Foie Gras Mousse & Brandied Cherry on a Puff Pastry, and Blackened Shrimp Salad with Espelette, Lemon Oil & Micro Cilantro.
In-house French Pastry Chef Sabri Uzun is prepared to satisfy guests' sweet tooths with artfully-crafted desserts for autumn, like the Apple Normandy Tart, Pear Spice Roulade, and signature Cranberry Orange Scones. A must-try on this season's menu, and Chef Uzun’s personal favorite Fall dessert item, is the Hazelnut Passion Fruit Savarin which he describes as “a burst of sunshine on a plate, adding complexity and intrigue to every bite.”