Afternoon tea at George V, Paris

I saw a documentary years ago about five stars hotels around the world. George V was featured in it and I remembered how they showed Jeff Leatham’s floral arrangements. When the trip to Paris was due I wanted to catch two birds with one stone: see the flowers myself and enjoy afternoon tea. The floral arragements were absolutely stunning!

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Hotel George V offers afternoon tea at Le Galerie. You can choose between the George V high tea (50 €), High tea à la francaise (add a glass of champagne, 60€) and high tea célébration (70 €). I chose the first one.

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The fine savories included smoked salmon, shrimp (?), foie gras and a Russian style blini with caviar (?).  I really liked the white plates with their wave-like design.

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The scone was served with clotted cream and jams. The brioche was fluffy and fingerlikingly good. The rasberry financier with roasted almond was very tasty and sugary . The Madeleine was good, but not as good as the oven warm at Le Maurice. The chocolate and salty caramel cookie was delicious.

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Lastly, my sweet tooth was satisfied beyond measure with a chocolate cake so rich it gets stuck on the roof of your mouth. It was followed by a cream puff chocolate “snowman” with nuts, a curd filled puffy pastry (?) and a strawberry pastry(?).

The tea was great and very posh with live soft piano music playing in the background. I noticed two things when having afternoon teas in Paris. They seem to love thee chocolate cookie salted caramel combination (which is delicious)  and that they bring a small chair for you to put your handbag (which is adorable). Merci beaucoup!

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