Restaurant Reviews

Afternoon Tea @ the Boston Harbor Hotel

The last day I was at work before Christmas (Friday the 23rd), I was lucky enough to be invited to a FABULOUS 30th birthday celebration for a coworker & friend at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It made for an amazing interlude between the workweek and the holiday weekend. The hotel offers regular afternoon tea in the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Restaurant; on the evening we went, the menu included special holiday selections, including a champagne toast and a party favor for everyone at our table. The entire hotel was decorated festively for the holidays. At more than three hours, this fancy tea is worth the indulgent price. (I might even steal the idea for my own 30th birthday this spring!)

The dining room, with a nautical decor and views overlooking the harbor.
Served with champagne: strawberries, brown sugar and Devonshire cream.
Served with the berries & cream: warmed scones and breakfast bread.
The tea menu came tied with ribbon, on a table of scattered rose petals!
We toasted with Piper Heidsieck Champagne (expectant mothers received sparkling cider!)
Each guest enjoyed their own tea service. My choice: organic rooibos.
Next came finger sandwiches.

Selections included caviar, smoked salmon and creme fraiche, Maine lobster salad, Vermont cheddar and spinach, & egg salad mousse.

We did a pretty good job on those sammies and pastries!
A gorgeous Christmas Tree in the lobby on our way out.
And a gorgeous view of the hotel's famous outdoor arch, decorated in all its glory for the holidays. What a lovely sight before my windy walk to the train!

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